Seattle Art Museum invites the community to learn about the renovation and proposed expansion of the Seattle Asian Art Museum

On Sat., Oct. 15 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the community is invited to attend a community meeting at the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM), 1400 E Prospect St. in Volunteer Park for the renovation and proposed expansion of the SAAM building. This meeting is an opportunity to learn more about the preservation, infrastructure improvements and proposed expansion plans for SAAM.aam-stranger-ad-community-meetings-v21

The renovation and expansion goals include preserving the historic building; improving the museum’s infrastructure; protecting the collection with climate control and seismic system upgrades; adding vital gallery and education space with a modest expansion; and enhancing ADA accessibility and the museum’s connection to Volunteer Park.

Renovation and proposed expansion plans are in progress and your input will help implement changes that will best serve SAAM and park visitors. Because it is early in the design phase process, a construction schedule has not yet been finalized. Depending on permitting and other processes, the current estimated timeline is to start construction in the summer/fall of 2017 and complete it in 2019.

To learn more about the project and to provide feedback, please visit http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/inspire. Additional meetings will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, co-hosted by Seattle Parks and Recreation and Saturday, Dec. 10. Both meetings will occur at the Seattle Asian Art Museum.