Waukesha Museum Hires International Firm to Design Les Paul Exhibit

August 31, 2011
The Waukesha County Museum announced it has hired BRC Imagination Arts of Burbank, California, to design a Les Paul Exhibit. BRC’s portfolio includes the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, the Empire State Building, Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, NASA, the Museum of Liverpool England, and the Texas State History Museum.

The Museum also retained the architectural firm of Engberg Anderson to work with BRC to develop a comprehensive Master Plan for the entire museum complex in light of the planned Les Paul Exhibit.

“We are thrilled about teaming up with two high-caliber firms each with their own area of expertise” said Museum Executive Director Kirsten Lee Villegas. “Working with them over the next few months will allow us to lay the groundwork for creating an outstanding Les Paul exhibit housed within an engaging Museum. This is our first step to bring our bold vision to fruition of becoming a premier regional destination point.”

BRC Imagination Arts is world renowned for the design and creation of innovative and world-class museums, immersive branded attraction, visitor centers, and world expo pavilions. BRC has been honored with over 280 international awards for creative excellence including two Academy Award nominations and 17 THEA Outstanding Achievement awards for its museum exhibits and visitor attractions. They also have offices in The Netherlands, United Kingdom and China.

Engberg Anderson, with offices in Milwaukee, Madison and Tucson, is a full-service architecture, planning and interior design firm with a significant focus in cultural work including award-winning museums and historic preservation projects. Their projects include several museums and cultural centers including the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center of the Arts, the Pabst Theater, Ten Chimneys, Milwaukee City Hall, Neenah’s Bergstrom-Mahler Glass Museum, the Oshkosh Public Museum, the Kenosha Public Museum, and Civil War Museum.

For more information, contact (262) 521-2859 or visit the Museum’s website at www.waukeshacountymuseum.org.
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