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  1. 1. I N T E R N AT I O N A L A S S O C I AT I O N O F M U S E U M F A C I L I T Y A D M I N I S T R AT O R S PAPYRUS VOL. 11, NO. 2 SUMMER–FALL 2010 Celebrating Years The 20th Annual IAMFA IAMFA Conference Reflections onThe First Twenty Years in San Francisco, CA Papyrus
  2. 2. ContentsLetter from the Editor Facility Managers Lead the Move1 to Green with Improvements in Energy EfficiencyMessage from the President / 30Mot du président /Mensaje del Presidente Benchmarking:2 A Comparison over Time 35IAMFA . . . The First Twenty Years6 Reflections on Papyrus 37The Twentieth Annual IAMFA Conferencein San Francisco / Auckland Art Gallery Toi o T¯ amaki:La Vingtième Conférence de lIAMFA Building Development Updateà San Francisco / 39La Vigésima Conferencia Anual de IAMFAen San Francisco Regional Updates/Member News15 422010 IAMFA Conference Schedule IAMFA Members—Organizations24 46The National Gallery: Puzzle PageCasting New Light on Old Masters 4828Cover photo: San Franciscos famous Golden Gate Bridge. Photo: Joe MayIAMFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGIONAL CHAPTERSPresident Secretary and Papyrus Editor Atlanta, U.S.A. — Kevin Streiter, Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada —John de Lucy Joseph E. May High Museum of Art Ian MacLean, Canada Science and Technology Museum CorporationThe British Library Sustainability Engineer imaclean@technomuses.caLondon, United Kingdom Los Angeles, CA, USA Australia — Ray McMaster, National Maritime Museum Philadelphia, USA — John Castle, Winterthur Museum & Garden jcastle@winterthur.orgV.P., Administration Chairman — Conference 2010 Bilbao, Spain — Rogelio Diez,Alan Dirican Guggenheim Museum San Francisco, USA — Joe Brennan, Joe Brennan San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtBaltimore Museum of Art San Francisco Museum of jbrennan@sfmoma.orgBaltimore, MD, USA Modern Art Chicago, USA — William Caddick, Art Institute of Chicago United Kingdom — Jack Plumb, San Francisco, CA National Library of Scotland j.plumb@nls.ukV.P., Regional Affairs Los Angeles, USA — Randy Murphy,John Castle Los Angeles County Museum of Art Washington/Baltimore, USA — Head of International Affairs Maurice Evans, SmithsonianWinterthur Museum, Guy Larocque InstitutionGarden and Library New England, USA — John H. Canadian Museum of evansma@si.eduWinterthur, DE, USA Lannon, Boston Athenaeum Civilization For more information on Gatineau, QC, Canada New York, USA — Mark Demairo, becomming a member of theTreasurer Neue Galerie International Association ofLarry Bannister Museum Facility Administrators,Milwaukee Public Museum For additional contact information, New Zealand — Patricia Morgan, please visitMilwaukee, WI, USA please visit our website at Auckland Art Gallery patricia.morgan@aucklandcity.govt.nzIAMFA/ Papyrus Vincent Magorrian Editing Statements of fact and opinionVol. 11, Number 2 Joe May Artistic License (English) are made on the responsibility ofSummer–Fall 2010 Patricia Morgan Guy Laroque (French) authors alone and do not imply an Marla Neustadt opinion on the part of the editors, Printed in the U.S.A. by officers, or members of IAMFA. TheEditor David Redrup Knight Printing editors of IAMFA Papyrus reserve theJoe May Steve Vandyke right to accept or to reject any Article Thomas A. Westerkamp or advertisement submitted forPapyrus Correspondents ISSN 1682-5241 publication.John Castle Design and LayoutDaniel Davies Phredd Grafix While we have made every attempt toPeter Fotheringham ensure that reproduction rights haveGuy Larocque Translation been acquired for the illustrationsJohn de Lucy Marina Pascal (French) used in this newsletter, please let us know if we have inadvertentlyMaurice Evans Jeanne Pascal (Spanish) overlooked your copyright, andPierre Lepage we will rectify the matter in a future issue.Past issues of Papyrus can be found on IAMFAs website:
  3. 3. Letter from the EditorJoe MayEditor, PapyrusGreetings from Los Angeles! Pierre was responsible for turning the I haven’t missed an IAMFA confer- original two-page Papyrus newsletter into ence since attending my first one inI AMFA is celebrating a significant the journal that it is today. He was also San Francisco in 2003. By the end of birthday this year: Twenty Years! one of the early members of IAMFA, and that conference, I knew that I wanted The Association’s origins date back his article provides some interesting to become an active member of theto a first meeting at the Art Institute background on the Association. organization. If you’ve attended anof Chicago in 1990, organized by the As always, we also have some great IAMFA conference before, you alreadyInstitute’s Director of Facilities, George articles on the nuts and bolts of what know the benefits of belonging to anPreston. To begin our twentieth anni- organization made up of colleaguesversary celebration, I hope you will read with responsibilities similar to yours.the retrospective article in this issue of If you haven’t attended before, nowPapyrus, which looks back over our first IAMFA is thriving, and it is the time to get involved. Details oftwenty years. And please . . . if you have this fall’s 20th Anniversary conference will continue to be thespecial memories of your involvement in San Francisco can be found in thiswith IAMFA, I encourage you to send leading organization for issue. If you haven’t made your plansthem to me so we can add them to the yet, please make them soon. The blockAssociation’s official record. IAMFA is facilities professionals at of rooms at the Sir Francis Drake Hotelthriving, and it will continue to be the is limited, and there is an early regis-leading organization for facilities pro- cultural institutions for tration discount if you register soon.fessionals at cultural institutions for Don’t wait to secure your reservationsdecades to come. Our twentieth anni- decades to come. —and be sure to show the guest agendaversary is a good opportunity to gather to your family. San Francisco is anthe best possible historical record of amazing city for our fall conference,those early years for future members we do, including Steve Vandyke’s article and you won’t find a better value forof the organization. on blind controls at the National Gallery this level of learning and networking. In addition to the retrospective a in London, Tom Westerkamp’s article Lastly, thank you to everyone whofew pages on, you are certain to enjoy on energy conservation, and Patricia contributed content to this issue ofPierre Lepage’s reflections on the orga- Morgan’s update on the Auckland Art Papyrus. I hope you enjoy learning aboutnization. For those of you who have Gallery building project. You will also our history, and I look forward to seeingbeen members of IAMFA for a few years, find an article from Stacey Wittig with you this fall in San Francisco!you may recall Guy Larocque intro- some interesting trends from the firstducing Pierre Lepage at the closing ten years of the IAMFA annual bench- Joe MayGala of the 2007 conference in Ottawa. marking exercise. Editor, Papyrus PAPYRUS SUMMER–FALL 2010 1
  4. 4. Message from the President Message du président Mensaje del PresidenteJohn de LucyPresident / Président / Presidente,IAMFASan Francisco— San Francisco, ¡San Francisco—Here We Come! on y va! Estamos en Camino!T L E he U.K. Chapter has had such a e chapitre du Royaume-Uni, j’ai l Capítulo del Reino Unido ha successful year that, I understand, entendu, a eu tellement de succès experimentado tanto éxito este there will be 14 members plus qu’il y aura 14 membres de plus año que tengo entendido queguests attending from this side of the parmi les invités présents de ce côté asistirán más de 14 miembros de estepond—an excellent turnout. Must be de l’étang – un taux de participation lado del charco a la conferencia—unasomething in the air! excellent. Il doit y avoir quelque chose representación excelente. ¡Debe haber San Francisco in 2003 was my first dans l’air! algo en el aire!IAMFA conference, and Joe Brennan San Francisco en 2003 a été ma pre- La conferencia en San Franciscoand his team are putting together mière conférence de l’IAMFA et Joe en 2003 fue mi primera conferenciaanother fabulous treat for us all this Brennan et son équipe sont en oeuvre de IAMFA, y Joe Brennan y su equipofall. The one activity I particularly pour nous faire une autre tournée fabu- están preparando otra fabulosa experi-remember from 2003 was the California leuse cet automne. L’activité dont je encia para todos nosotros este otoño.BBQ in an old dairy barn on the me souviens particulièrement de 2003 La actividad de 2003 que más me traeRunnymede Sculpture Farm. I am était le barbecue à la Californie à une recuerdos es la barbacoa de Californiadelighted that we are returning there ancienne laiterie dans la Grange aux que tuvo lugar en una vieja instalaciónthis year, so that you will be able to sculptures Runnymede. Je suis ravi que lechera de la Granja con esculturasenjoy a similar event on Monday, nous y retournions cette année, de Runnymede. Me complace saber queOctober 18. This will be a unique sorte que vous aussi pourriez profiter vamos a regresar allí otra vez este añoexperience in a private park that you d’un événement similaire, le lundi para que Ustedes también puedancannot otherwise visit. Members and 18 octobre. Ce sera une expérience disfrutar de un evento parecido, eltheir guests will also have an oppor- unique dans un parc privé que vous lunes 18 de octubre. Será una experi-tunity to walk together across the ne pouvez pas autrement visiter. Les encia única en un parque privado queGolden Gate Bridge on Wednesday membres et leurs invités auront égale- normalmente es de acceso restringido.afternoon, enjoying stunning views of ment l’occasion de marcher ensemble Los miembros y sus invitados tendránthe city and Alcatraz. In the evening, à travers le Pont Golden Gate, mercredi la oportunidad de caminar juntos awe will attend the Gala dinner at the après-midi, profitant d’une vue impre- través del Puente Golden Gate en laMaritime Museum with panoramic nable sur la ville et sur Alcatraz. Dans tarde del miércoles, y disfrutar de unasviews of the bay at sunset. la soirée, nous allons assister au dîner vistas impresionantes de la ciudad y de Along with these unique events, the de gala au Musée maritime avec une vue Alcatraz. Por la tarde, asistiremos a laprogramme is packed with behind- panoramique sur la baie au coucher comida de gala en el Museo Marítimothe-scenes tours, fabulous events and du soleil. con vistas panorámicas del ocaso eneducational visits, making this is a con- Parallèlement à ces événements la bahía.ference that is not to be missed. If you uniques, le programme est emballé En conjunto con estos eventos úni-haven’t looked at the proposed pro- avec des visites dans-les-coulisses, de cos, la agenda esta repleta de giras trasgramme in detail, please do so in this fabuleuses activités et des visites édu- bastidores, actividades fabulosas y visitasissue of Papyrus, or online at www.iamfa. catives, ce qui démontre qu’il s’agit educacionales, demostrándoles así queorg/agenda2010—it is sure to entice d’une conférence à ne pas manquer. no deben perderse esta conferencia. Simembers and, just as importantly, Si vous n’avez pas regardé le pro- no se han fijado bien en el programa,their guests. gramme proposé dans le détail, s’il por favor mírenlo en este ejemplar2 PAPYRUS SUMMER–FALL 2010
  5. 5. Joe Brennan has chosen the dates vous plaît faites-le dans ce numéro du de Papyrus, o en la dirección en líneato ensure fabulous weather and a full Papyrus, ou en ligne à—no cabemoon (what, I wonder, is the signifi- agenda2010 – on y est sûr de capturer duda que llamará la atención de loscance of that!). I know he will have l’attention des membres et, tout aussi miembros y sus invitados, quienes sonsomething up his sleeve to surprise important, de leurs invités. de igual importancia para At our April Board meeting, the Joe Brennan a choisi les dates pour Joe Brennan ha escogido las fechaslast activity on the agenda was a Sunday assurer une météo fabuleuse avec la para que coincidan con la luna llena ymorning meeting at 5:00 a.m. to wit- pleine lune (je me demande quelle est asegurarnos un tiempo fabuloso (¡meness an annual ceremony marking the la signification de cela!). Je sais qu’il pregunto cuál será el significado deanniversary of the devastating 1906 aura quelque chose dans son sac pour la luna llena!) Estoy seguro que estaráearthquake and fire. Joe May and I met nous surprendre. En avril, lors de la tramando algo especial para sorpren-Joe Brennan in reception at 4:45 a.m. réunion du Conseil, la dernière activité dernos—en la reunión de la Juntaand walked to a firehouse close to the sur l’ordre du jour a été une réunion Directiva de abril, la última actividadhotel, where sirens sounded to mark dimanche matin à 5h00 pour assister à en el programa era una visita a lasthe event (I pity the poor residents of la cérémonie annuelle marquant l’an- 5:00 a.m. a una ceremonia anual quesurrounding hotels). We then had to niversaire de terribles tremblements conmemora el aniversario del terre-have a glass of port, and Joe Brennan de terre et feu de 1906. Joe May et moto e incendio devastadores de 1906.gave us a keepsake of a black handker- moi avons rencontré Joe Brennan à la Joe May y yo nos reunimos con Joechief covered in red and orange flames. réception à 4:45 am et nous sommes Brennan en la recepción a las 4:45 a.m. This year’s conference hotel, the allés vers une caserne de pompiers à y caminamos hacia una estación deSir Francis Drake Hotel, already has proximité de l’hôtel où les sirènes son- bomberos cerca del hotel, donde sona-firm bookings for 40 of the allocated naient à l’occasion des événements (je ron las sirenas para marcar el evento50 rooms available at the reduced con- suis désolé pour les pauvres habitants (lo lamento por los pobres ocupantesference rate. So, if you have not already des hôtels environnants). Ensuite, il de los edificios cercanos). Luego nosbooked, make sure you register soon a fallu que nous buvions un verre de tomamos una copa de vino oporto, yfor one of the last 10 rooms! porto et Joe Brennan nous a donné Joe Brennan nos regaló como recuerdo Our American and Canadian col- comme souvenir un mouchoir noir un pañuelo negro cubierto con unleagues suffered badly last year with couvert de flammes ardentes en rouge diseño de llamas rojas y anaranjadas.cutbacks, yet the very successful 2009 et orange. El hotel de la conferencia de esteWashington conference had a record L’hôtel de la conférence de cette año, el Sir Francis Drake, ya tiene reser-turnout, so let’s hope this year’s con- année, le Sir Francis Drake, a déjà vaciones para 40 de los 50 cuartosference in San Francisco can be prior- des réservations fermes pour 40 des disponibles, a los precios reducidositized above any other conferences 50 chambres disponibles, allouées au de la conferencia. Así que si no hanyou may be considering attending. If taux réduit de conférence. Donc, si reservado todavía, asegúrense de reg-your boss is having trouble with the vous n’avez pas déjà en réservé, assurez- istrarse pronto para uno de los últimosword “conference”, assure him/her vous de vous inscrire rapidement pour 10 cuartos!that this is the best training session l’un des 10 dernières chambres! Nuestros colegas americanos y cana-value of the year! Nos collègues américains et cana- dienses han pasado por tiempos difíciles The last 18 months have focused diens ont beaucoup souffert l’an este último año debido a recortes deour minds on matters financial—none dernier en raison des compressions presupuesto, sin embargo la asisten-more so than those related to facilities budgétaires, mais l’édition très réussie cia a la muy exitosa conferencia demanagement. Reducing costs and add- de la Conférence de Washington 2009 Washington 2009 rompió record, asíing value for money has been one way a eu un taux de participation record; que esperemos que al hacer la listain which facilities managers have proven alors, espérons que celle de cette année de prioridades de este año le den mástheir worth to organisations, particu- à San Francisco puisse être priorisée peso a la conferencia de San Franciscolarly in a time of economic crisis— au dessus d’autres conférences que que a todas las demás. Si a su super-but is it a fair picture of all that you vous envisagez assister. Si votre patron visor le incomoda la palabra “confer-as facility managers could achieve for a des problèmes avec le mot « confé- encia”, ¡explíquele que ésta será layour cultural organisations? There are rence », assurez-lui que c’est la plus sesión de entrenamiento más valiosaopportunities ahead that we will need précieuse session de formation de del año!to address in order to continue main- l’année! Los eventos de los últimos 18 mesestaining our vital role within our organi- Les 18 derniers mois ont porté notre han enfocado nuestras mentes ensations. We need to take this changing attention sur les questions financières, asuntos financieros—sobre todo enworld into account, and realign our mais plus encore sur celles liées à la el caso de los relacionados con mante-roles and purpose if we wish to deliver gestion des installations. Réduire les nimiento de instalaciones. Reducirsustainable value to our organisations. coûts et maximiser le côut-bénéfice costos y maximizar costo-beneficio esHow are you going to improve your a été une des façons dont les gestion- una de las maneras en que los gerentesgame? Come to San Francisco and tell naires d’installations ont pu démontrer de mantenimiento han demostrado PAPYRUS SUMMER–FALL 2010 3
  6. 6. us, or send Joe May an article for the leur valeur aux organisations, en par- su importancia a las organizaciones,next edition of Papyrus. ticulier en temps de crise économique especialmente en los tiempos de crisis So, as the next generation of Facili- – mais est-ce que c’est une image fidèle económica—¿pero realmente es unaties Managers, are you prepared to be de tout ce que vous, en tant que ges- imagen representativa de todo lo queworkplace enablers, become carbon- tionnaires d’installations, pourriez Ustedes como gerentes de mantenimi-driven, link energy to maintenance, be atteindre pour vos organisations cul- ento pudieran lograr para sus organiza-led by partnerships, invest in relations turelles? Il y a des opportunités à venir ciones culturales? Hay oportunidadeswith suppliers, ensure that you become auquelles nous devons faire face afin en el futuro que nos veremos obligadosa Board Room item, be smart about de maintenir notre rôle vital au sein a enfrentar para mantener nuestrosasset transfers, be intelligent about ser- de nos organisations. Nous devons papeles críticos dentro de nuestrasvice delivery, and become integrated prendre en compte ce monde en mu- organizaciones. Necesitamos tomar enwith your colleagues in HR, Finance tation et réaligner nos rôles et nos cuenta este mundo que está en procesoand IT? And that’s just for starters! buts si nous voulons offrir une valeur de cambio y rediseñar nuestros papeles durable pour nos organisations. Com- y objetivos si queremos seguir sumi- ment allez-vous améliorer votre jeu? nistrando valor sostenible a nuestras Venez à San Francisco et dites-nous organizaciones. ¿Cómo pueden mejorarThis conference will ou envoyez à Joe May un article pour sus estrategias de juego? Vengan aprovide an opportunity sa prochaine édition du Papyrus. San Francisco y dígannos, o mándenle Donc, comme la prochaine généra- un artículo a Joe May para su próximato exchange ideas and tion des gestionnaires d’installations, edición de Papyrus. êtes-vous prêt à: dynamiser le milieu Así que, como la próxima generacióndevelop a learning de travail, devenir un « conducteur-à- de gerentes de mantenimiento, estánpartnership . . . carbon », lier l’énergie vers l’entretien, Ustedes preparados para: ser capaci- être guié par des partenariats, investir tadores del lugar de trabajo, tomar dans les relations avec les fournisseurs, decisiones en ¿base del manejo de laCette conférence sera veiller à ce que vous devenez un élé- huella de carbono? ligar la energía all’occasion d’échanger des ment discuté par le Conseil, être à mantenimiento, ser guiados por equipos puce sur les transferts d’actifs, être de trabajo, invertir en relaciones conidées et de développer un intelligent sur la prestation des services los proveedores, asegurar que sus metas et vous intégrer avec vos collègues des formen parte de la agenda de la Juntapartenariat éducatif . . . ressources humaines, des finances et Directiva, saber llevar a cabo las trans- des TI? Et ce n’est qu’un début! ferencias de bienes con inteligencia,Esta conferencia nos Au Royaume-Uni, le nouveau gou- optimizar el plan de suministros, e vernement de coalition a annoncé une integrarse con sus colegas de Recursosbrindará la oportunidad réduction minimale prévue de 25 % Humanos, Finanza, e Informática? ¡Y dans les budgets de toutes les institu- todo esto es solamente el comienzo!de intercambiar ideas y tions culturelles; nous sommes donc En el Reino Unido, el nuevodesarrollar un equipo confrontés à réfléchir sur la façon dont gobierno de coalición ha anunciado nous offrons nos services avec une que prevé un recorte del 25% mínimode aprendizaje . . . réduction importante des ressources de todos los presupuestos de las insti- financières. Profitez de cette occasion tuciones culturales, así que nos vemos à la conférence pour aider vos cousins forzados a enfocarnos en cómo pode- In the U.K., the new coalition gov- du Royaume-Uni avec les expériences et mos suministrar nuestros servicios conernment has announced an intended les idées novatrices que vous avez trou- una reducción realmente significativaminimum 25% cut in the budgets of vées! Voyons comment nos membres de los recursos financieros. Aprove-all cultural institutions, so we are faced ont réussi à maintenir les services dans chen esta conferencia para ayudar awith having to think hard about how we un environnement de réduction sévère sus primos del Reino Unido con lasdeliver our services with a major reduc- des coûts. experiencias e ideas innovadoras exi-tion in financial resources. Do use this Je crains que notre gouvernement tosas que han descubierto! Discutamosconference opportunity to help your pourrait essayer de fusionner nos insti- cómo nuestros miembros han logradoU.K. cousins with the experiences and tutions afin de réduire le nombre de seguir suministrando servicios eninnovative ideas you have found that musées individuels. Quelqu’un d’entre un contexto de reducciones severaswork! Let’s discuss how our members vous a eu cette expérience dans votre de costos.have managed to keep services going in propre pays? Le ministère britannique Temo que nuestro gobierno intentean environment of severe cost reduction. de la Culture, des Médias et du Sport unir a nuestras instituciones para redu- I am apprehensive that our govern- a demandé des précisions sur toutes cir la cantidad de museos individuales.ment might try to amalgamate our les dates de la fin de nos contrats indi- ¿Alguno de Ustedes ha experimentadoCONTINUED ON PAGE 29 SUITE À LA PAGE 29 SIGUE EN LA PÁGINA 294 PAPYRUS SUMMER–FALL 2010
  7. 7. IAMFA . . .The First Twenty Years2 010 marks the twentieth anni- attend the meeting, but had no idea Washington, D.C. —1991 versary of IAMFA, and our what to expect. At the time, Vinny was Greg Reynolds was in charge of mak- San Francisco conference host a member of the Building Owners and ing preparations for this inauguralJoe Brennan thought it fitting that we Managers Association (BOMA) and IAMFA conference, with help frompublish an article about the Associa- remembers that, while BOMA did colleagues at other local museums.tion’s history. Many of us have been provide the means to keep abreast of What was obvious at this first IAMFAmembers of IAMFA for years, but I changes in technology, it was geared conference was that the early membersthink most would agree that we really more toward commercial buildings. This were very eager to share their ideas.don’t know exactly how IAMFA came left him feeling that he needed more. Included were educational sessionsinto existence. Fortunately, there are The host of the meeting in Chicagostill active members who were present was George Preston, who was Facilitiesduring those initial years, and they have Director at the Art Institute. He was ahelped us document IAMFA’s history. large man—not just physically, but intel-One of these individuals is Vincent lectually—and he was very determined.Magorrian, who is the retired Facilities George believed that this group couldDirector for the Museum of Modern organize and become the first trueArt in New York City. Vinny is a charter museum facilities organization. Allmember of IAMFA, and also served as of the individuals in attendance intro-President of IAMFA during the Asso- duced themselves, and spoke aboutciation’s early years. Please read on to their own institutions, then collectivelylearn more about IAMFA’s history. spent a lot of time brainstorming about what kind of organization they could be. Above all, George wanted to charterChicago —1990 the organization, and he wanted bylawsIn 1990, Vinny Magorrian received like APPA (the Association of Physicalan invitation from the Art Institute Plant Administrators). From the firstof Chicago to attend a meeting in day, George worked to establish bylaws;Chicago, along with representatives and if George wanted to accomplish The National Gallery of Art in Washington,from other museums. He decided to something, he did. D.C.The Art Institute of Chicago. The individuals at this first meeting inChicago decided that their next meeting would be in Washington, From an early IAMFA meeting. Front left: Vinny Magorrian; right:D.C., and in the year leading up to that meeting, IAMFA was Ron Puska; back centre: Myro Resnick. The two others areincorporated as a not-for-profit organization. unknown.6 PAPYRUS SUMMER–FALL 2010
  8. 8. focusing on museum environmental IAMFA wanted to grow interna- everyone always shared problems (andrequirements, and conference organi- tionally, and our first success was with solutions) from their institutions. Itzers invited guests from other museum Canada. The Canadians were very inter- seemed that technology was advancingdepartments to discuss what facilities ested in having a museum facilities so fast that, if you missed these sessions,departments did to achieve optimal organization, and it is likely that, with- you could be left behind. Membersenvironmental conditions. There were out their help, we would not have grown also decided at this meeting that theyvendors who made presentations, into the organization that we are today. would volunteer to make a presenta-as well as conservators and curators. We had our second annual banquet, tion at the American Association ofAccording to Vinny, this was the begin- which became the traditional closing Museums annual conference.ning of our becoming professional in of the conference; in future we wouldthe eyes of directors, curators, and call it a Gala, and it truly was every year.conservators. The attendees visited Kansas City was the first meeting Toronto —1994several local museums for behind-the- attended by Peter Fotheringham, who Our next meeting was hosted by the Artscenes tours, and enjoyed sessions dur- at the time was Facility Director at the Gallery of Ontario and Ron which curatorial members explained National Gallery in Scotland. Peter This was the first time IAMFA includedworks of art through their eyes. would go on to host a conference, and vendor displays the night before the later became IAMFA’s President. Peter annual general meeting. A few vendors remembers the friendly coercion that had become members by this time, andKansas City—1992 they made presentations at the confer- went into his accepting the 1998 con-The following year, the IAMFA confer- ence, but were always careful to focus ference date for Edinburgh, but heence was hosted at the Nelson-Atkins on educational content, rather than was delighted to do it, having beenMuseum of Art, and began with a sales. We were progressing as an orga- warmly welcomed by everyone in Kansasgeneral session as it did in subsequent nization. We discussed problems expe- City. With Canadian members now—conferences. Members reviewed meet- rienced by Russian museums at the and with Peter, who soon attracteding minutes and introduced the Board time, and discussed sending IAMFA individuals from other European coun-of Directors to attendees. We learned in delegates to Russia to offer our support. tries—we began gaining recognitionKansas City that everyone who attended At the closing banquet, there were two as a growing museum organization.needed to have a hand in the confer- members—Mark DeMairo and Martyence if we were to be successful. We Cavanaugh—from the New York Citywent on to have educational sessions Cincinnati—1993 delegation who were away from theirin areas such as controls, codes and In 1993, we were hosted by the Cincin- table for a few minutes. When theyregulations, curatorial-defined differ- nati Museum Center at Union Terminal. returned, they found out that theyences required for different art media, It was a museum centre composed had volunteered to host the nextand many others. We also planned free of several museums. It was a history year’s conference!time so we could network with each museum, a science museum, and aother, and began to set up focus groups. children’s museum, and it also had anIt was challenging, as we were just OMNIMAX® Theater. This was Vinny New York—1996starting to grow. We met for breakfast, Magorrian’s first year as IAMFA’s When it sank in that New York Cityand visited various museum facilities, President. George Preston, IAMFA’s would be the next conference host,which would become our custom in founder, had retired by now. As usual, the chapter began monthly meetings,future conferences. We observed that we began with our general meeting, according to Vinny Magorrian. Withby doing this, our membership began then split into educational groups— Marty Cavanaugh, Myro Resnick, andto expand. which were really sharing groups, as Mark DeMairo, they worked togetherThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto,Kansas City, Missouri. Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio. Canada, following renovations completed in 2009. PAPYRUS SUMMER–FALL 2010 7
  9. 9. to develop a program, and began to did that thinking it would give them we visited too, but the Getty Centerschedule speakers and solicit support the true feeling of an opening. was overwhelming in its grandeur.from member facilities. The banquet The highlight for many during the This was the first year awards werewas to be held at the Guggenheim, April 1996 conference was a boat trip presented at the Gala; and the firstand our meeting would be at Doral to Ellis Island. It was amazing to walk presented was the George PrestonHotel in Manhattan, with visits to the halls where so many came to the Memorial Award. It was presented tovarious museums. United States. But it was also eerie as Ron Puska, who had served in several Peter Fotheringham made a pre- members went to areas not open to capacities within IAMFA, and who wassentation about emergency prepared- the public, such as hospital rooms with always willing to offer his time to theness, in which he related events at the a single light bulb, and crumbling walls. organization. Vinny Magorrian wasNational Gallery and an attack with According to Vinny, you could feel the proud to receive “The Member of theexplosives by the IRA, as well as collec- hurt of those who were sent back to Year Award”, which Vinny thinks Marktion storage practices in salt mines dur- their original countries because of DeMairo had something to do the Second World War. There was illness; the most common cause being Maybe the time will come soon toa major opening of Matisse’s work at pink eye, which is so easily treated resurrect the George Preston Award?the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), now. Vinny remembers feeling many Without George, there would be noand Vinny got tickets for attendees; emotions while visiting those areas IAMFA. George was a mentor, and ahowever, he reports that he is still in where families were broken up, and felt driving force in establishing IAMFA,trouble with his wife and others for he was changed from then on. The and he always pushed the officers tohaving them wait in line, and says he team shared a sense of pride for the make IAMFA better. success of the New York conference. Edinburgh, Scotland —1998 Los Angeles—1997 Our next IAMFA annual conference Our next conference was held at the was held in Edinburgh, and was hosted Getty Center, which was still under by Robert Galbraith, with help from construction in Los Angeles at the Peter Fotheringham. Peter had agreed time. It was a beautiful site, and mas- to host the 1998 conference while in sive, and knowing that there was not Kansas City, but moved to the National really a budget made us all envious. Gallery in London in 1994, leaving The host was Lloyd Randolph. We Robert with the responsibility! The con- also visited the Old Getty Museum in ference in Edinburgh was a big step Malibu, and celebrated Cinco de for IAMFA, as we now had a presence Mayo at the Museum of Contempo- in Europe. In the year leading up to rary Art. There were other museums the May 10–13, 1998 conference inThe Museum of Modern Art in New York City.The Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The new Getty Center in Los Angeles.8 PAPYRUS SUMMER–FALL 2010
  10. 10. Edinburgh, Pierre Lepage conducted and, above all, we were now a truly inter- Randolph found out that the Buffalo a year-long benchmarking survey with national organization. Following the Bill Museum Center in Cody, Wyoming, 66 museums, and presented the results Edinburgh conference IAMFA mem- which was to have hosted the confer- at the Edinburgh conference. It was bers, along with Ian Follett’s company, ence in 1999, could not do it due to then that a proposal was made for Facility Management Services, Ltd. spent delays with their museum construction IAMFA to support this activity as an nearly two years developing the first project. Pierre Lepage was asked if he ongoing endeavor. The Edinburgh formal benchmarking questionnaire could chair the conference in Ottawa- conference was a great one. We visited of 89 questions. Gatineau—with a year to prepare. The Edinburgh Castle and viewed the crown conference organization committee jewels of Scotland, and even had bag- included Pierre Lepage of the Canadian pipers at the Gala, which was truly fit Ottawa, Canada—1999 Museum of Civilization and Canadian for a king. The sessions were informa- During the 1998 conference in War Museum, Jim Trim of the National tive, we all learned from one another Edinburgh, IAMFA President Lloyd Gallery of Canada, Carole Beauvais of the National Archives and Library of Canada, Gerry Potoczny of the Cana- dian Museum of Nature, and Toby Greenbaum of Public Works Canada historic properties. Conference participants and their spouses stayed at the Chateau Laurier, a historic landmark in Ottawa next to Parliament Hill. The welcoming recep- tion took place at the Chateau Laurier on the Sunday evening, and the con- ference sessions were hosted at the Museum of Nature, the National Gallery of Canada, the newly opened National Archives facility, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization, where the closing ceremonies and Gala were hosted. During the conference, there was an evening dinner in the restau- rant of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill, with the Minister of Public Works Canada as keynote Edinburgh Castle. speaker. The guest program included a day trip to Upper Canada Village on the St. Lawrence Seaway: a sixty-acreHARRY FOSTER, CMC historical site with forty heritage build- ings, where one can experience the traditional life of the mid-nineteenth century. Guests also enjoyed a tradi- tional afternoon tea on the Mackenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park. It was a very successful conference, with splendid weather and lots of sun for this May event held on both sides of the Ottawa River. Chicago—2000 Our next conference was held in Chicago at the Art Institute, and our host was Bill Caddick. There were many highlights at the Chicago conference, including a speakeasy gangster dinner, The Canadian Museum of Civilization from the opposite side of the Ottawa River. The a river tour, drinks atop the Hancock domed building contains the public galleries; to its right is the curatorial and administrative Building, and the Tutankhamun Exhi- building, which also houses all collection storage. bition. Bill Caddick went on to become PAPYRUS SUMMER–FALL 2010 9
  11. 11. United Kingdom Washington, D.C./Baltimore Washington, D.C.—2001 The Washington, D.C. conference was originally scheduled for September 2001, but was cancelled due to 9/11. The Committee, led by Fletcher Johnston and coordinated by Marla Chanin Tobar (now Marla Neustadt),The Field Museum: one of the featured sites faced a challenge: reorganize and The Natural History Museum in Washington,of the 2000 IAMFA annual conference. reschedule all the arrangements, or D.C. during the 2001 IAMFA conference. let the D.C. conference slip away. TheIAMFA’s President in 2002. Regional choice was to pull ourselves up by the the first benchmarking exercise werechapters were formally established at the bootstraps—as many others did in the presented to participating members onIAMFA annual conference in Chicago wake of 9/11—and put together another Sunday, December 2, 2001. Today, thisin September 2000. amazing program for December 2–5. valuable exercise is in its tenth year. Over the years, regional chapters An Indian summer welcomed memberswere founded in metropolitan areas to to tours, the benchmarking workshop, educational sessions, and festivities at London—2002give local members an opportunity tomeet on their own, both to learn from the Smithsonian, Meridian International Peter Fotheringham was the organizerone another and to network. Regional Center, and the Holocaust Museum, of the 2002 London conference. Thischapters have become effective forums among others, and an infamous clos- was Peter’s final year as President offor the exchange of information among ing Gala at the National Gallery of Art. IAMFA, and Bill Caddick from thelocal members, while also attracting IAMFA’s members showed their resi- Art Institute of Chicago was electednon-members and encouraging them lience and spirit by absorbing the impact new President during the join our organization. Today, IAMFA of 9/11 and rallying to attend the D.C. The program spanned three days,has 13 local chapters, located in: conference in December. The results of and included the National Gallery, the British Museum, and the British Library. Atlanta Pierre Lepage recalls the meeting as Australia being a very informative one and, Bilbao, Spain among other things, remembers the Chicago stunning new geodesic dome over the Los Angeles British Museum’s inner court and New England library, as well as a presentation on New York City operations and maintenance at the New Zealand British Library’s new St. Pancras com- Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada plex. We visited the newly opened Tate Philadelphia Recent meeting of the Washington, Modern Gallery, and learned about San Francisco D.C./Baltimore Chapter. lighting and natural light control atRecent meeting of the U.K. Chapter in Liverpool. Philadelphia Chapter members meeting at the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate in nearby Delaware.10 PAPYRUS SUMMER–FALL 2010
  12. 12. Boston—2004 The 2004 conference was held in Boston, Massachusetts. Jim Moisson led this incredible effort. A hotel room had been booked for vendors to display their products and services. We toured Boston Harbor by boat, and visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum— known as the site of the biggest art theft in history. Shortly after midnightThe British Library during the 2002 IAMFA on the morning of March 18, 1990, The Fogg Museum of Art at Harvardconference in London. thieves disguised as police officers University in Boston, Massachusetts. talked their way into the Museum. They handcuffed the two securitythe National Gallery. A highlight for guards on duty and stowed them sentations from the architects andmany was the bus trip to the conference out of sight, then stole 13 works of engineers responsible for design anddinner in a Routemaster Bus: the art valued at over $500 million. The construction of the Guggenheim, itselftraditional London doubledecker. crime still remains unsolved. a fabulous work of art. In addition to We visited the Boston Athenaeum, our annual general meeting, we also had a brainstorming session aimed atSan Francisco—2003 had lunch at the Union Club, then walked across Boston Common. We shaping future strategy for IAMFA, andThe conference in San Francisco was we will do this again in San FranciscoJoe May’s first, and he says he knew learned about LED lighting at this conference, and at the 2010 confer- this fall at the 2010 IAMFA the end of the conference that he We visited the Maritime Museum, thewanted to become an active member ence in San Francisco, LSI Lighting will once again make a presentation Fine Arts Museum and Old Town, andof IAMFA. There was a presentation we heard from Pat Morgan on planson security requirements in the post- on new developments in LED lighting. We visited the Museum of Fine Arts, for the redevelopment project at the9/11 era, and on base isolation as a Auckland Art Gallery Toi o T¯ maki ameans of protecting buildings in seis- and the Peabody Essex Museum. Guy Larocque was elected the next IAMFA in New Zealand. We’ll see this projectmically active areas. We visited the firsthand in the fall of 2011 whendeYoung Museum—then still under President in Boston, and he went on to become our longest-serving President. New Zealand hosts the 21st IAMFAconstruction—to see a base isolation conference, and you can read moresystem being installed, and we will be One big question from the Boston con- ference was whether the lobster boil about recent developments in thisvisiting the deYoung again during the issue of Papyrus. We headed into the2010 IAMFA conference. We visited in the countryside was the highlight of the conference, or whether it was Spanish countryside for dinner, andthe Cable Car Museum, had lunch at heard about the Getty Center’s recentFisherman’s Wharf, and travelled by the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University for the Gala. Both were LEED-EB Certification, as well as theboat to Alcatraz Island. We visited the British Library’s plans to build a low-Aquarium in its last months, prior to amazing! oxygen storage facility near York. His-the site being cleared for construction tory has shown that we’ve often hadof the New California Academy of Bilbao, Spain—2005 opportunities to visit places we’veSciences. We visited SFMOMA and IAMFA’s 2005 annual conference was heard about in IAMFA conferenceother institutions in San Francisco. held in Bilbao, Spain. We heard pre- presentations.Joe also remembers that the Legionof Honor, where the conference Galawas held, was the most elegant settinghe had ever seen.The Legion of Honor, site of the closingGala for the 2003 conference inSan Francisco. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. PAPYRUS SUMMER–FALL 2010 11
  13. 13. Los Angeles—2006 the Canada Aviation Museum, and British Museum, the National Gallery,In 2006, the conference was held the Canadian War Museum. We had the British Library, the Maritimein Los Angeles at the Getty Villa and dinner one evening at the l’Orée du Museum and Royal Observatory andCenter, the LA County Museum of bois Restaurant in the countryside. We the Natural History Museum. TheArt (LACMA), the Museum of Con- stayed next door to Parliament Hill at conference reception was held in thetemporary Art (MOCA), the Disney the Chateau Laurier Hotel. We learned King’s Library at the British MuseumConcert Hall, the Petersen Auto- about fire-suppression systems, micro- and, following the opening program,motive Museum, and the Japanese climate displays, preparing for redevel- we wandered through the dimly litAmerican Art Museum. Guests also opment programs, maintenance issues galleries to see such exhibits as thevisited Universal Studios and the today and tomorrow, and the Library of Rosetta Stone and the Elgin Marbles.Reagan Presidential Library. We heard Congress’s new Audio Visual Center, It was a great kick-off to a memorablepresentations on the renovation pro- which we would have the opportunity conference. We attended presentationsject at the Getty Villa (the predecessor to visit in 2009. The conference closed focusing on several themes, includingof the Getty Center), building com- with a very elegant Gala Dinner at the energy savings and performance audits,missioning, fire-protection strategies, Canadian Museum of Civilization. facilities management and contracts,and an FBI agent discussed art theft During 2007, we also saw Papyrus capital projects, and climate change.issues that museums face. We heard printed in full color for the first time. This year, the conference was extendedpresentations on LACMA’s construc- an optional fourth day, and memberstion program, and the Smithsonian’s London—2008 and guests traveled by rail to York tonew asset management system, and In 2008, we met in London for the visit the new British Library low-oxygencruised Marina Del Rey for dinner, IAMFA conference hosted by the storage facility. We also traveled downcomplete with a rumored marriageproposal at dinner (sorry, no updateavailable). We toured MOCA and theDisney Concert Hall, which is anotherFrank Gehry design (as was the Guggen-heim in Bilbao). Facility Issues Inc.,led by Keith McClanahan, took overthis year as facilitator of the museumbenchmarking exercise.Ottawa-Gatineau,Canada—2007In 2007 we met in Ottawa-Gatineau,where we visited the National Gallery,the Canadian Museum of Civilization,the Library Archives Canada GatineauPreservation Centre, the Canada The closing Gala of the 2008 IAMFA conference in London, held in the Earth Gallery at theScience and Technology Museum, Natural History Museum.Members and guests at the Getty Center during the 2006 IAMFA Members and guests on the plaza at the Canadian Museum ofconference. Civilization during the 2007 IAMFA conference.12 PAPYRUS SUMMER–FALL 2010
  14. 14. the Thames by boat to Greenwich, We visited war memorials and monu- the United States. This year the confer-where we walked the Meridian Line ments at night under a full moon. This ence was extended an optional fourthand attended a presentation in the year, guests visited Baltimore while mem- day again, with a visit to the new LibraryPeter Harrison Planetarium. Refresh- bers attended the Sunday benchmarking of Congress National Audiovisual Con-ments afterward were at the Trafalgar workshop at the Baltimore Museum servation Center in Virginia. Follow-Pub, a well-known institution where of Art, hosted by Alan Dirican. During ing lunch at a winery, we visited thewe all enjoyed a pint or two. Confer- their visit, guests were given guided Smithsonian Institution’s Air andence guests had a very busy agenda, tours by BMA Director Doreen Bolger Space Museum near Dulles Airport.including a visit to the Tower of of the exhibitions Edgar Allan Poe: A During 2009, Papyrus was givenLondon, a private meeting with the Baltimore Icon and Matisse as Printmaker. another facelift, becoming more like aQueen’s Jeweller, a viewing of the crown They also visited the Baltimore Aquar- magazine, and members increasinglyjewels, a visit to Kensington Palace— ium. The opening ceremony was held contributed content.and with numerous other activities, at the Donald W. Reynolds Center, andthere was still ample time to shop the first full day began with breakfastLondon! The 2008 conference at the National Gallery of Art, where T hese were our first twenty yearsculminated with a very memorable we heard a summary of the museum of IAMFA—and IAMFA has nowclosing Gala in the Earth Gallery at benchmarking exercise, which also set grown to more than 200 membersthe Natural History Museum. John a record for participation. We heard in eight Lucy was elected President at the presentations on building automation But . . . where in the world willannual business meeting during the systems, sustainability, budget planning IAMFA go next?London conference. and reliability-centered maintenance. In 2008, IAMFA also became an We visited the National Museum ofAffiliated Association of the International the American Indian, which was in the San Francisco—2010Council of Museums (ICOM). process of applying for LEED Certifica- We will be meeting in San Francisco tion. We toured the Library of Congress, on October 17–20, 2010. You can readWashington, D.C.—2009 the National Archives Building, and the more about the upcoming conferenceIn 2009, IAMFA members met in new Capitol Visitor Center, as well as in this issue of Papyrus. See you there!Washington, D.C., attending venues the oldest Smithsonian Building, Thein both Washington and Baltimore. Castle. The closing Gala was held inNancy Bechtol was our host, and we set the Thomas Jefferson Building of theattendance records again this year, just Library of Congress, which containsas we had the previous year in London. some of the richest public interiors in The New LEED Platinum California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Auckland, New Zealand— 2011 The 2011 IAMFA conference will be heldThe closing Gala for the most recent IAMFA annual conference was held in the Great Hall of in Auckland, New Zealand on Novemberthe Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C. in November 2009. 13–17, 2011. PAPYRUS SUMMER–FALL 2010 13
  15. 15. Mid-Atlantic, U.S.—2012 We believe doing so will allow our From Pierre Lepage, the original members to be better educated and editor of IAMFA’s Papyrus publication, better equipped to serve the mission “This Association has taken a quantum of their institutions. leap in the development of its annual In pursuit of these goals, the associa- conferences. The change of location tion sponsors an annual conference, and each year creates tremendous potential communicates quarterly with its mem- for conference organizers to diversify bership and friends around the world conference activities, making each through the IAMFA journal Papyrus. conference unique and memorable. For the organizers, it also becomes a Membership and truly collegial experience, giving mem- bers of the organizing committee an Educational Benefits, opportunity to work closely with oneThe 2012 IAMFA conference is set for Annual Meeting andthe U.S. Eastern Seaboard, including another during the two years it takesthe Winterthur Garden and Museum in Conference to prepare for the event. The confer-Delaware. IAMFA brings museum facility adminis- ence is also an opportunity to show- trators together to promote creativity case the best cultural institutions in theBoston—2013 and foster dialogue within the interna- host city. In addition, participants get tional museum community, in order an unequalled chance to learn from to better serve the missions and goals colleagues about different management of all museums and cultural organi- approaches, to witness progress on con- zations. Member museums host the struction sites, and to find out about annual conference, which includes successes with recent museum renova- seminars, meetings, roundtable dis- tions and museum-related construction cussions and panels on topics chosen projects around the world.” by the membership. These educational sessions draw upon the knowledge and Contributors: talents of many well-respected experts John Castle, Director, Facility Services, in their fields. The variety of host cities Winterthur Museum & Garden, Winterthur, and facilities affords members the Delaware, U.S.A.The 2013 IAMFA conference is planned opportunity to see, experience and Daniel Davies, Zone Facilities Manager,for Boston, Massachusetts. learn from the world’s most renowned National Zoo, Washington, D.C. cultural institutions. Sponsorship from John de Lucy, Head of Estates & Facilities,IAMFA Statement of the businesses that provide support to British Library, LondonPurpose our museums, along with an oppor- Peter Fotheringham, Head of Estates,The International Association of tunity to see their latest products and University of Greenwich, LondonMuseum Facility Administrators is an technologies, round out the Guy Larocque, Director, Facilityinternational educational organization conference experience for members. Management and Security Services, Canadian Museum of Civilizationdevoted to meeting the professional According to John Castle, current Corporation, Ottawa-Gatineau, Canadaneeds of museum facility administra- Vice-President of IAMFA Regional Pierre Lepage (retired), Canadian Museumtors—especially their efforts to set and Affairs, “One of the great things that I of Civilization Corporation,maintain standards of excellence and love about IAMFA is that each year it Ottawa/Gatineau, Canadaquality in the design, construction, holds an annual conference where up Vincent Magorrian (retired), Museumoperation and maintenance of world- to a hundred delegates plus their guests of Modern Art, New York Cityclass cultural facilities. meet in one of the world’s great cities Joe May, Sustainability Engineer, IAMFA earnestly desires to promote to share their experiences of managing Los Angelesand foster communications between the hard and soft facilities services in Marla Neustadt, Operational Supportfacilities professionals at museums some of the most iconic institutions in Services, NASA Headquarters,as well as other cultural facilities. the world.” Washington, D.C. Become a Member of IAMFA For more information on becoming a member of the International Association of Museum Facility Administrators, please visit WWW.IAMFA.ORG14 PAPYRUS SUMMER–FALL 2010
  16. 16. The Twentieth Annual IAMFAConference in San FranciscoLa Vingtième Conférencede l’IAMFA à San FranciscoLa Vigésima Conferencia Anualde IAMFA en San FranciscoT L E he 2010 IAMFA San Francisco ’équipe de la Conférence de l equipo de trabajo de la con- conference team looks forward l’IAMFA à San Francisco se réjouit ferencia anual de IAMFA del to welcoming all IAMFA members d’accueillir tous les membres et 2010 en San Francisco están conand guests to the Twentieth Annual leurs invités à la 20ième assemblée ganas de darle la bienvenida a la vigé-IAMFA Conference. Everyone involved annuelle. Tous les participants ont sima conferencia anual de IAMFAhas worked hard to develop a program travaillé fort pour développer un pro- en San Francisco. Todas las personaspacked with educational content, tours, gramme riche en contenu éducatif, involucradas han trabajado duro paraand networking opportunities that you des visites guidées et des possibilités de desarrollar un programa repleto dewill be able to use in managing your réseautage que vous seriez en mesure contenido educacional, giras, y opor-facility. And the city of San Francisco d’utiliser dans la gestion de votre éta- tunidades para trabajar en las redesoffers a stunning setting that is virtually blissement. Et la ville de San Francisco de contactos que podrán utilizar paraunrivaled in the wealth of its cultural offre un cadre somptueux qui est pra- la administración de su instalación.institutions. tiquement inégalisé dans la richesse Y la ciudad de San Francisco ofrece The members’ program includes de ses institutions culturelles. un entorno increíble con un númeronumerous presentations on topics in Le programme des membres inclut infinito de instituciones culturales casiwhich you have expressed an interest, de nombreuses présentations sur des sin igual.including: sujets dans lesquels vous avez exprimé El programa de los miembros incluye un intérêt; notamment: numerosas presentaciones sobre temas• LED Lighting in the Museum en los cuales Ustedes han demostrado Environment • L’utilisation d’éclairage LED dans un interés, incluyendo:• Seismic Resistance and the History les musées of the Cantor Arts Center • el uso de luces LED en los museos • Résistance séismique et l’histoire• Forward Planning: IAMFA’s Next du Centre d’arts Cantor • la resistencia sísmica y la historia Five Years del Centro de Artes Cantor • Planification du future: l’IAMFA• The de Young Museum: Five Years dans les cinq prochaines années • planificación para El Futuro: los of Lessons Learned próximos cinco años de IAMFA • Le musée de Young : cinq ans de• Summary of the 2010 Benchmarking leçons apprises • el Museo de De Young: cinco años and Best Practices Exercise • Résumé de l’analyse comparative de lecciones aprendidas• Green Historic Preservation: The 2010 et les meilleures pratiques de Mint Project • resumen del ejercicio de 2010 de l’exercise du ‘Benchmarking’ evaluación comparativa (bench-• Operating a LEED Platinum • Préservation historique orientée marking) y mejores prácticas del Building au développement soutenable: le ejercicio• Annual IAMFA Business Meeting projet Mint • la preservación histórica orientada• Innovation in the Exploratorium’s • Fonctionnement d’un bâtiment al desarrollo sostenible: el proyecto New Plans LEED Platine Mint PAPYRUS SUMMER–FALL 2010 15
  17. 17. • Award-Winning Historical Preser- • Assemblé annuelle des affaires de • la operación de un edificio LEED vation—The Walt Disney Family l’IAMFA platino Museum • Innovation dans les nouveaux plans • reunión anual de IAMFA de de l’Exploratorium planificación A range of fascinating behind-the- scenes and gallery tours are also on • Prix gagné pour préservation histo- • innovación en los nuevos planos the agenda, along with a great guest rique – le Musée de la Famille de del Exploratorium program. This year’s conference venues, Walt Disney • un ejemplo de preservación histórica in and around San Francisco, are ganador de premio—el Museo de described below. Une gamme fascinante de tournées La Familia de Walt Disney « dans-les-coulisses » et de visites gui- San Francisco Museum dées sont également dans l’itinéraire, Una gama de giras fascinantes tras of Modern Art avec un programme excellent pour bastidores y de galerías también está en The San Francisco Museum of Modern nos hôtes. Les lieux de rendez-vous à el itinerario, además de un programa Art celebrated its 75th anniversary in l’intérieur et autour de San Francisco excelente para los invitados. Los en- January 2010 (now, doesn’t that sound pendant la conférence de cette année sont décrits ensuite, ci-dessous. tornos de la conferencia de este año, like an oxymoron: Modern and 75 dentro de y alrededor de San Francisco, years?). The Museum was originally se describen a continuación. housed in the War Memorial Building Le Musée d’art moderne in the Civic Center across the street de San Francisco El Museo de Arte Moderno from City Hall, sharing the building Le Musée d’art moderne de San de San Francisco with veterans’ organizations and the Francisco a célébré son 75e anniver- Herbst Theater. When it opened its saire en janvier 2010 (ça ne sonne El Museo de Arte Moderno de San doors in January 1935, it was consid- pas comme un oxymoron: moderne Francisco celebró su 75a aniversario ered a pioneer in the field of modern et 75 ans?). Le musée fut installé dans en enero 2010 (¿no suena un poco art collection and display. It also had l’édifice commémoratif de la guerre contradictorio los términos moderno one of the first photography collections dans le Centre civique en face de y 75 años?). Originalmente el Museo in the museum world, acknowledging l’Hôtel de ville, partageant le bâtiment se encontraba en el Edificio Conme- photography as an art form well before avec des organisations d’anciens com- morativo de la Guerra en el Centro many of its contemporaries. battants et le Théâtre Herbst. Lorsqu’il Cívico en frente del Ayuntamiento, y By the 1980s, the Museum had out- a ouvert ses portes en janvier 1935, il compartía el edificio con las organiza- grown its original quarters, and planning a été considéré comme un pionnier ciones de los veteranos de las guerras began for a new purpose-built facility. dans le domaine de la collection d’art y el Teatro Herbst. Cuando abrió sus Architect Mario Botta was selected to moderne et d’affichage. Il était égale- puertas en enero de 1935, se lo con- design the signature building on Third ment l’une de premières collections sideró un pionero en el campo de la colección y la exhibición de arte moderno. También a través de una de las primeras exhibiciones de foto-HENRIK KAM grafías en el mundo de los museos, reconoció a la fotografía como arte antes que muchos de los otros museos. Para los 1980s, el Museo había cre- cido demasiado para su alojamiento original y se comenzó a planear una nueva instalación construida expresa- mente para museo. El arquitecto Mario Botta fue seleccionado para diseñar el edificio único en la calle tercera., al sur de la calle Market. Para algunos miembros de la sociedad de San Francisco, esta idea les pareció herejía, no era aceptable ir al “sur de la ranura” (“la ranura” se refería a la ranura en la calle para el tranvía) Sin embargo, la selección de este vecin- dario resultó visionaria, ya que este área al sur de la calle Market estaba The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. en proceso de expansión y de revitali- 16 PAPYRUS SUMMER–FALL 2010