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Morris Arboretum’s Out on a Limb Wins National 2015 Buildy Award

Susan Crane
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania was one of two museums to win the 2015 Building Museums “Buildy” Award in recognition of its exemplary accomplishment in leading an institution through the challenging process of creating new museum construction.  The other recipient was the American Swedish Institute Nelson Cultural Center Expansion and Renovation. Paul W. Meyer, Executive Director of Morris Arboretum received the 2015 award for Morris Arboretum on March 23rd at the Building Museums Symposium of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums.

Martha Morris, Associate Professor and Assistant Director of Museum Studies Program at George Washington University who presented the award, said, “This award recognizes museum directors whose completed museum construction projects demonstrate high achievement in the principles espoused in the Building Museums Symposium: careful, creative planning and diligent implementation of construction-- projects that lead to institutional transformation and sustainability”.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015