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 fundraising are included, and that cultural diversity is maintained.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Museum of Architecture is Peter Brueckner who can be reached at pbrueckner@cmarch.ca. In due course an Advisory Committee will be formed to provide high-level oversight of the Museum’s activities and advice as to how the institution’s mission and objectives can best be fulfilled.

The curator is responsible for the design and creation of exhibits and the management of their display. A close working relationship with the expert committees will ensure that the requisite specialized knowledge is available for each exhibit.

Expert committees of consultants will be struck to obtain the services of knowledgeable individuals to assist with the development of exhibits and the associated displays, and to ensure that the intended themes are presented clearly and accurately. It is expected that these services will generally be available on a voluntary basis.

Additional staff will be hired as required and suppliers will be identified in order to furnish the materials and items for the construction of exhibits.

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.
  • 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.