WNMU MUSEUM REVITALIZING HISTORY PROJECT UPDATE JULY
The start date of the WNMU Museum Revitalizing History Project is but one week
away! The WNMU Museum will close for renovation
beginning 17 July 2006. Museum staff
will be working in the museum during the duration of the renovation on a number
of projects, the most important of which are maintaining museum, collections,
and staff safety and security, and moving the contents of rooms, including
collections, out of the way of the contractors.
17 July through 21 July 2006: WNMU Museum
staff will be on a regular work schedule, 8 hours per day Monday-Friday. The WNMU Museum
is closed to all visitors.
Monday, 24 July 2006 until further notice: To accommodate the
contractor, all WNMU
Museum professional staff
will work a 10 hours per day (7 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.), 4 days per week—Monday
through Thursday—schedule for the duration of the construction project.
Academic schedule permitting, student staff will work within the 4 days per
week, 10 hours per day schedule. The
museum is closed to all visitors.
Access to the Museum during Closure:
Security measures will be in full force during the WNMU Museum’s
closure. Entry to the museum is
available only to WNMU
Museum staff and student
workers, particular WNMU Maintenance employees, and contractors and
representatives of Lynco Electric, Redford Associates, and Ken Champlin
Engineering. ntry to WNMU Museum by individuals other than WNMU Museum
staff and student workers will be available only through the Alabama Street entrance and will be
monitored by WNMU
Museum staff. A
photographic identification issued by WNMU Campus Security in cooperation with WNMU Museum
is required for entry into the Museum. The
photo ID must be worn and displayed at all times while in the WNMU Museum.
Entry without photo ID will not be
Access to Collections during Closure:
Collections will be in secure storage within the museum during the
renovation project and access to collections will not be available beginning 17
July 2006. It is anticipated that access
to collections will be available in January 2007. Research and access to museum collections is
by appointment only. Individuals requesting access to collections must
submit a formal letter of intent and a Visiting Researcher Information form
available online at www.wnmu.edu/univ/museum.htm#17.
Forms can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org during construction;
however, research requests will not be processed until December 2006.
Deliveries (Mailroom and other):
During the week of 17
July 2006 please deliver to the front entrance (10th Street side within the campus) of
the WNMU Museum. Please call 575-538-6386
or 575-574-2779 prior to delivery to ensure staff is available.
Beginning Monday, 24 July 2006 please deliver to the Alabama Street entrance of the WNMU Museum
between 7 A.M. and 5:30 P.M. Monday through Thursday until further notice.
Contacting Museum Staff:
WNMU Museum staff will not be regularly
responding to e-mails or answering phones during the project due to the
possibility of intermittent or continuous electrical shutdown, and the need to
move the contents of rooms and exhibition cases out of the way of the
can be left at the main office line 575-538-6386, which has been re-routed to
an electrical room in the Museum. Emergency
contact numbers are: 575-574-2779 for Dr. Cynthia Bettison and 575-313-7009 for Karen Rossman.