Museum Master Plan to be developed in conjunction with Exhibit
WAUKESHA, WI – August 2011 – The Waukesha County Museum announced it has hired BRC Imagination Arts of Burbank California to design a Les Paul Exhibit. BRC’s portfolio includes the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, the Empire State Building, Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, NASA, the Museum of Liverpool England, and the Texas State History Museum.
The Museum also retained the architectural firm of Engberg Anderson to work with BRC to develop a comprehensive Master Plan for the entire museum complex in light of the planned Les Paul Exhibit.
“We are thrilled about teaming up with two high-caliber firms each with their own area of expertise” said Museum Executive Director Kirsten Lee Villegas. “Working with them over the next few months will allow us to lay the groundwork for creating an outstanding Les Paul exhibit housed within an engaging Museum. This is our first step to bring our bold vision to fruition of becoming a premier regional destination point.”
BRC Imagination Arts is world renowned for the design and creation of innovative and world-class museums, immersive branded attraction, visitor centers and world expo pavilions. BRC has been honored with over 280 international awards for creative excellence including two Academy Award nominations and 17 THEA Outstanding Achievement awards for its museum exhibits and visitor attractions. They also have offices in The Netherlands, United Kingdom and China.
Engberg Anderson, with offices in Milwaukee, Madison and Tucson, is a full-service architecture, planning and interior design firm with a significant focus in cultural work including award-winning museums and historic preservation projects. Their projects include several museums and cultural centers including the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center of the Arts, the Pabst Theater, Ten Chimneys,
Milwaukee City Hall, Neenah’s Bergstrom-Mahler Glass Museum, the Oshkosh Public Museum, the Kenosha Public Museum, and Civil War Museum.
For more information, contact (262) 521-2859 or visit the Museum’s website at www.waukeshacountymuseum.org.
About the Waukesha County Museum
The 1893 castle-like structure at East Avenue and Main Street in Waukesha, Wisconsin
is home to the Waukesha County Museum. Originally constructed as the county’s second courthouse, the building is owned and operated by the Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum, Inc., a not-for-profit organization.
Three floors of exhibits cover such topics as the Civil War, early settlement in the county, architecture, toys from many generations, and technology. The Museum offers educational programs throughout the year including spring and summer camps, Scout programs, and guided tours. The Research Center contains over 28,000 printed documents and over 250,000 photographs for researchers to reference.
The Waukesha County Museum has been in the same building since its opening in 1914. The building was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1975.
The Waukesha County Museum is located at 101 W. Main Street at East Avenue in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Exhibits and the Museum Store are open regularly from Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. General admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors aged 62 and above, $3 for children 6-17 and college students with ID and free for children 5 and under.