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Our new building will allow us to go beyond simply displaying objects - it will give us the space to provide interpretive information so that visitors can understand and appreciate each artifact's significance.
The two-story museum building will have a total of 30,000 square feet of galleries, conference rooms, storage, and office space.
A 2,600 square foot first floor atrium will be surrounded by five 400 square foot galleries, as well as a conference room and a theater and media center.
Visitors will be able to climb a staircase from the atrium to the second floor, where they will find an additional 4,000 square feet of gallery space and a second conference and presentation room.
The second floor will also have a special temperature and humidity controlled gallery for the display of particularly sensitive items, such as our 18th and 19th century textiles.
When completed in 2015, the building will be one of the largest Ukrainian museum facilities in the Western Hemisphere, and will provide us with the space and flexibility to present our world-class collections most effectively.