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Milwaukee Public Museum, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum to move to Deer District

Report: Milwaukee Public Museum to move to new downtown location
Posted at 12:26 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 13:38:15-04

The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) announced its future home will be on the northeast corner of Sixth and McKinley Streets in downtown Milwaukee, adjacent to the Deer District.

“We are thrilled to announce that we have selected the future home of the Milwaukee Public Museum in a place we know to be ideal for our community and our mission,” said Dr. Ellen Censky, president & CEO of the Milwaukee Public Museum. “For 140 years and through four homes, MPM has been part of this neighborhood. By locating our new home in the historic Haymarket District on McKinley Street, MPM will remain in a part of the City that is close to neighborhoods and accessible for all, and will continue to have an integral presence in the minds and hearts of our community for generations to come.”

As recently announced, the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum will be joining the museum on the 2.4- acre site.

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“This is an ideal location for both Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and the Milwaukee Public Museum,” said Brian King, executive director of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. “We could not be more excited to move forward with designing and constructing a new space for Betty Brinn Children’s Museum – one that is designed from the outset to be a children’s museum and enables us to inspire kids to the very best of our abilities.”

According to MPM, exhibit planning is taking place and they are actively working to secure funds for the purchase of the site.

The museum will incorporate a sustainable design and curate exhibits to ensure inclusive and accurate depictions of various communities.

After working with an architect, final cost estimates will be determined.

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