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work continues on the curatorial center

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Despite the bitter winter temperatures and a few rounds of snow, progress on the Curatorial Center addition continues. The concrete walls of the entire perimeter have been completed, and the crew is currently pouring the floor after using heaters to thaw the frozen ground. As the floor goes down, rails will be embedded in the concrete to accommodate the mobile compact storage units that will eventually hold furniture, trunks, and other large objects, as well as our textile collection. Two sections of the existing building’s wall have also been cut – one that will connect to the corridor of the addition and one that will open into the exhibit preparation room.

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The expected completion for the Curatorial Center is the end of June. Two interns have been hired for the summer to assist the curatorial staff with preparing the shelving units and moving collections.

Article by 01. Exterior Angela Stanford Wooden concrete forms are shown still attached at the far end of the west-facing wall after the final wall section was poured.

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02. Interior To pour the concrete floor, the ground was thawed and rock, plastic, and rebar are being added.

03. Making Connections Two doorways are cut into the existing building. This one will lead into the new exhibition prep room.

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