|Atlantic City Experience Museum Feasibility Study presentation to be held Oct. 22|
The Atlantic City Experience® Museum Feasibility Study – prepared for the Atlantic City Free Public Library – will be presented to the public 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in Atlantic City Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 1301 Bacharach Blvd.
The Atlantic City Experience® is the library’s proposed world-class museum and research center dedicated to preserving the city’s rich history and multicultural heritage. See the program flyer.
The library’s Board of Trustees selected Mills+Schnoering Architects, LLC (M+Sa), in 2011 to conduct this preliminary economic study, which provides: parameters related to the size and location of the museum, a needs assessment, financial analysis, a building program and engineering description, and information about implementation and sustainability.
M+Sa led a research team that included financial feasibility studies expert The Eisen Group, Langan Engineering, cost consultant Becker & Frondorf and museum exhibition planner/design consultant Van Sickle and Rolleri Ltd.
M+Sa is a full-service architectural firm based in Princeton with broad experience in planning, design and historic preservation. Its areas of expertise include cultural facilities, courthouses, campus planning and design, and the preservation, restoration and adaptive use of historical buildings and sites. The firm is currently working with the National Park Service to design Life Safety Improvements for the Statue of Liberty. Locally, M+Sa’s portfolio includes the redesign of the Alton Auditorium at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
The Atlantic City Free Public Library, a service of the City of Atlantic City, houses the Alfred M. Heston Collection – an extensive collection of published and unpublished materials related to Atlantic City history, including photographs, newspaper articles, city directories, yearbooks, maps and memorabilia. Many of these resources are available on the library’s Atlantic City Experience® website – www.atlanticcityexperience.org. The library also manages the Atlantic City Historical Museum on Garden Pier.
Please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3112, for more information.