Goal IV: Building Stewardship
As a Museum that combines historic structures with modern additions, building stewardship requires significant capital funds to meet our most urgent responsibilities. Recent renovations have arrested the deterioration of building facades on Harrison and South Streets and Talbot Lane, made essential roof repairs, and refurbished the facades of the courtyard. The most urgent current needs include the re-purposing of existing spaces for additional educational and stewardship use, the replacement of the outdated courtyard windows with modern UV-protected, energy-efficient windows; glass doors for the Healy and Lederer Galleries for assuring environmental conditions in the spaces; and the upgrade of old mechanical, audio-visual and lighting systems. The maintenance, upgrade and replacement of key components of these systems must be undertaken to ensure that the Museum continues to provide suitable conditions for the exhibition, care, and storage of artwork in keeping with our status as an American Alliance of Museums-accredited Museum, and continue to serve as an attractive venue for our community partnerships such as Plein Air Easton. We will also explore appropriate space in which to add a museum Gift Shop.