The JMM is getting spruced up for spring!

Posted on May 7th, 2013 by

abby krolik copyA blog post by Visitor Services Coordinator Abby Krolik.

The annual American Alliance of Museums conference is coming to Baltimore in a mere two weeks, and the Jewish Museum of Maryland is getting ready for its “close-up.” Along with the influx of museum professionals into the city, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has proclaimed the week of May 19-24 as “Museum Week,” with the city’s museums offering special deals throughout the week (we will be offering 2 for 1 admission on Wednesday, May 22). We will even be co-hosting an evening event for the conference with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

All this upcoming attention has made us take greater notice of how our building looks. Of course, we always wish to make a pleasurable impression on our visitors, but with the promise of more than the usual exposure to the public—and, in particular, to our colleagues from around the country—we want to ensure a fantastic first impression.

The first order of business was improving our signage on the outside of the building.

Old facade.

Old facade.

New facade!

New facade!

Next, we re-upholstered our benches.

Old bench.

Old bench.

New bench!

New bench!

 

And, most recently, we’ve repainted our lobby.

New paint

It’s ok if you can’t tell the difference—it looks pretty similar to me too, just a little cleaner and brighter.

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