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Latino Daily News

Wednesday November 9, 2011

California’s Mexican Museum Receives $800,000 Grant to Expand

California’s Mexican Museum Receives $800,000 Grant to Expand

Photo: Mexican Museum in San Francisco to Expand

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The Mexican Museum has received an $800,000 planning grant from The California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE) to design and develop a permanent home for the museum in San Francisco’s vibrant Yerba Buena district.

The CCHE grant will support the full design of the new Mexican Museum, from space planning through construction which includes the following:

*  Working with Enrique Norten, the architect selected to design the new museum, to establish a project work plan and development of a schedule and budget.

*  Architectural design and development.

*  Preparation of documents including the drawings and subcontractor bidding.

*  Providing assistance and oversight to the general contractor throughout the construction.

In partnership with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, Millennium Partners, and the San Francisco Arts Commission, The Mexican Museum’s approximately 40,000 sq. ft. new home will be part of a mixed-use project on Jesse Square, which is part of the vibrant Yerba Buena cultural district at Third and Mission Streets in San Francisco. The museum’s new facility is expected to be completed in 2016.

“Our new facility will allow us to showcase The Mexican Museum’s unparalleled collection of over 14,000 works of art,” continued Yorba. “These works are so important to the history and culture of San Francisco and California.  The CCHE should be applauded for its vision in supporting this important cultural project.”