The Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center celebrated their Grand Opening on September 26, 2008. Constructed by the Art Guild, The exhibits in the new center, the redesigned 139, 000 square foot facility was built in the Pennsylvania farm vernacular and located on a site off of the hallowed battlefield.
The new exhibits were designed by Gallagher & Associates and include 11 permanent galleries that tell the story of Gettysburg’s place in history as the turning point in the Civil War. Art Guild was responsible for building and installing all of the infrastructure in the 19, 000 SF "museum box" (partition walls, electrical, carpeting) and fabrication and installation of all of the exhibits, casework, AV hardware, interactive exhibits, and over 1600 graphics.
Art Guild Expands to Increase Production Capabilities
Art Guild is adding 115, 000 SF to our New Jersey facility. When complete, our corporate headquarters / production facility will total 300, 000 SF and will expanded our capabilities for woodworking, painting and finishing, metal working, interactive exhibit development, prototyping and testing, graphics production, and project management.
Our new space will give us expanded production and storage space and enable us to double the size of our state-of-the-art graphics production facility.
The Direct to Media printer that we added in 2007 has proven to be a valuable production tool, allowing designers to express their graphics vision in increasingly creative ways.
The expanded New Jersey facility and our 75, 000 SF Las Vegas production facility enable Art Guild to support museum projects anywhere in the United States.
Art Guild has extensive experience with managing and fabricating the highest-quality permanent, temporary and traveling museum exhibitions. Some current projects include:
Edison National Historic Site
Designer: Ralph Appelbaum Associates Fredericksburg Museum & Cultural Center
Designer: Quatrefoil Associates
Tampa Bay History Center
Designer: Christopher Chadbourne Associates Children’s Museum of Naples
Designer: Jack Rouse Associates
Mercy Corps’ Action Center to End World Hunger
Designer: ESI Design
Many museums have already discovered the benefits of working with Art Guild, including the National Constitution Center, Iowa Science Center, Mt. Vernon Education Center and the American Museum of Natural History.