Museums – valuable historic landmark buildings preserved to house cultural artifacts and works of art
Sometimes, the museums we work in are “house” museums – properties of historical value because of the events that took place there, or because they represent an historic building style (like the Webb Deane Stevens Museum in Old Wethersfield, CT).
Sometimes, they are buildings whose purpose began as something else and now serve as a home to permanent collections (like the National Building Museum in Washington DC) or, provide a venue for events and non-permanent public exhibits (like the Old State House in Hartford, CT).
And sometimes, as in the case of the Wadsworth Atheneum, we are working in a building designed to be an art museum.
No matter what the provenance, our intention is to faithfully restore original design elements, and to augment original work, when requested, by extending the original design intent of the architect.