GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- The Sutro Egyptian and Treganza collections will be moved as part of the University Museum’s relocation into the Fine Arts Building next semester for specialized care and greater student accessibility.
“We are moving control of all collections in the College to Museum Studies and, thus, with the professionals who know how to care and manage them according to museum standards,” College of Liberal and Creative Arts Interim Dean Daniel Bernardi said in an email. The Museum Studies gallery is located on the fifth floor of the Humanities building which, according to Museum Studies Professor and Director Edward Luby, has been inaccessible to students and local families who want to visit the museum. “We aim to return 17,000 square feet of classrooms and offices in Science and HSS building to the University as we have roughly that amount of space,” Bernardi said. He added that the idea would be to free up space to optimize use in the current buildings.
“The plan is to consolidate college museum and gallery operations into the Fine Arts Building so that we have a centralized, readily accessible and collaborative exhibit ‘hub’ on campus,” said Professor Edward Luby, director of Museum Studies. “Since the beginning, we have been wanting a gallery that can be more accessible.”