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10/25/18 NE Chapter Visit

March 06, 2019 11:38 AM | Office IFCPP (Administrator)

IFCPP NE Chapter visited the Currier Museum of Art
Manchester, NH on October 25, 2018.

Attendees:
Austin Sharpe (IFCPP NE Chapter President)

Nick Haddon (Secretary/Treasurer), Addison Gallery
Fiaz Mohammad, Portland Museum of Art
Mark Nelson, Currier Museum of Art
Majeor Subri, Currier Museum of Art
Robin Matses, Addison Gallery
Janet Thoday, Addison Gallery
Elaine Doucette, Addison Gallery
Anna Gesing, Addison Gallery
Charles Wilkinson, Addison Gallery
Kara Phillips, Addison Gallery

Joe Antanavich, RIBI Security
Gilda Rossetti, Addison Gallery
Dolores Mann, Addison Gallery
Kristen Medwar, Addison Gallery

Our sincere thanks go to Mark Nelson, Director of Facilities & Security and Majeor Subri of the Currier Museum for being such enthusiastic, generous and knowledgeable hosts.

Tour of the Zimmerman House:
The Isadore J. and Lucille Zimmerman House (1950) was designed by one of the world’s greatest modern architects, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). Wright designed the house, the interiors, all the furniture, the gardens and even the mailbox.

In 1979, the building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Dr. and Mrs. Zimmerman left the property to the Currier in 1988. In 1990, the house and grounds were opened so that visitors could enjoy glimpses of a private world from the 1950s and 1960s, including the Zimmermans’ personal collection of modern art, pottery and sculpture. The Zimmerman House is a work of art. The only Wright home open to the public in New England, it is also one of only a few Wright buildings owned and operated by an art museum.

Currier Museum of Art Tour:
The Currier Museum of Art is an internationally renowned art museum with a permanent collection of about 13,000 American and European works of art, representing nearly every medium. The museum is located in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Currier features paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture, including works by Picasso, Monet, O’Keeffe, Wyeth and LeWitt with exhibitions, tours and programs year-round.

The chapter had a tour of the exhibition spaces and current exhibits, security, art handling and mechanical/HVAC facilities. During lunch we discussed security systems and guard operations, and the Currier’s plans for improvements.

Other discussions:

  • Online crowd management course. Mark recommended the following course: https://www.crowdmanagers.com/training
  • Mark also recommended checking out the International Facility Management Association https://www.ifma.org
  • Security scheduling software.
  •  Sharing confidential operational, budget and manpower data.

Many thanks to the Currier for hosting a wonderful visit.

Nick Haddon
IFCPP New England Secretary/Treasurer


  
 

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