Governance

Administration

The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for the Museum. The board will be expanded over time to ensure that individuals with experience in architecture, museum operations, financial management, public relations and fund raising are included and that the institution is culturally diverse.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Museum of Architecture is Peter Brueckner who can be reached at pbrueckner@cmarch.ca.

A process is underway to secure the services of staff. A curator will manage the creation and display of exhibits and will work, where appropriate, with consultants who are able to furnish the requisite specialized knowledge.

One or more advisory committees will be struck to obtain the services of experts to assist with the development of exhibits and the associated displays and ensure that the intended themes are presented clearly and accurately. It is expected that these services will be available on a voluntary basis.

Displays

Displays will be based on:

  • Scale models, to illustrate external form, the relationships of building components to each other and to surroundings, the nature of the structure and where applicable, engineering concepts and, where relevant, the 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 its understanding. Particular care will be taken to ensure that the material can be understood by the general public and that graphic material is clear and illustrates the key features of the display.
  • 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, that is, 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.