On Saturday, December 10, 2016, the community is invited to attend a meeting about the renovation and proposed expansion of the Seattle Asian Art Museum. It is an opportunity to learn more about and provide input on the preservation, infrastructure improvements and proposed expansion plans for the Asian Art Museum. The meeting will be held at the Seattle Asian Art Museum (1400 E Prospect St. in Volunteer Park) from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Depending on the design evolution, permitting and other processes, the current estimated timeline is to start construction in September 2017. The renovation and expansion goals include preserving the historic building; improving the museum’s infrastructure; protecting the collection with climate control and seismic system upgrades; adding gallery and education space with an expansion into the east side of Volunteer Park; and enhancing ADA accessibility and the museum’s connection to the park.
Construction is anticipated to last one year, followed by another six months to move art back into the building. To learn more about the project and to provide feedback, please visit http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/inspire. For additional information visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/seattle-asian-art-museum-improvements.