Governance

Administration

The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for the Museum and deals with organizational, financial and legal matters.

An Advisory Committee comprised of individuals with experience in architecture, museum operations, public relations and fund raising is to be formed to provide high-level oversight of the Museum’s curatorial activities.  It will provide advice on fulfillment of the institution’s mission and objectives, fundraising and the maintenance of cultural diversity.

Expert committees of consultants are struck for each exhibit to assist with the development of the theme, the content and the associated displays.  Each committee will be composed of knowledgeable individuals to ensure that the subject matter is presented clearly and accurately. It is expected that these services will generally be available on a voluntary basis.

Management and development of the Museum is the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer.

Displays

Displays will be based on:

  • Scale models, to illustrate external form, the relationships of building components to each other and to their surroundings, the nature of the structure and, where applicable, engineering concepts and internal structure. Use of standardized scales will permit comparisons of buildings to each other and to the human dimension.
  • Text and graphics to explain the exhibit and provide pertinent information for their understanding. Particular care will be taken to ensure that the material can be understood by the general public and students and that graphic material is clear, illustrating the key features of each display.
  • Interactive displays, where possible, to illustrate principles and help elucidate abstract ideas while heightening interest in the material.
  • Computer-based data, to supplement the previously presented information and to provide more specialized details. Animation and video clips will explain more complex aspects and interactive programs will enhance the user experience.

Care will be taken to make the displays coherent so that individual components relate properly and logically to each other and that an overall theme is followed. Describing the connection of the subject matter to other disciplines will be important, as will the illustration of its relationship to everyday experience.