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Community invited to learn about the renovation and proposed expansion of the Seattle Asian Art Museum

On Sat., Nov. 19 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the community is invited to attend a community meeting at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E Prospect St. in Volunteer Park about the renovation and proposed expansion of its historic building. This meeting is co-hosted by Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). It is an opportunity to learn more about the preservation, infrastructure improvements and proposed expansion plans for the Asian Art Museum.

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 gallery and education space with an expansion into the east side of Volunteer Park; and enhancing ADA accessibility and the museum’s connection to the park.

Renovation and proposed expansion plans are in progress and your input will help implement changes that will best serve the Asian Art Museum and park visitors. Depending on the design evolution, permitting and other processes, the current estimated timeline is to start construction in September 2017.  Construction is anticipated to last one year, followed by another six months to move art back into the building. 

To learn more about the project and to provide feedback, please visit  For additional information visit