State of Tennessee breaks ground on new 65,000 square foot storage building for the State Museum & Archives


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On April 24, 2023 a ground-breaking event was held to mark the start of construction for the State’s new museum storage building. The event was attended by state officials, museum staff, and members of the design and construction teams who were eager to witness this exciting milestone.


The new museum storage building is set to be a state-of-the-art facility that will house Tennessee’s vast collection of over 160,000 historical artifacts, artwork, and other culturally significant items. This new building will provide a safe and secure environment for these important items, ensuring that they are properly preserved for generations to come.


This facility will provide many benefits — it will be climate-controlled space, equipped with state-of-the-art security systems, and staffed by highly trained professionals who will ensure the items in their care are properly maintained and preserved.


The ground-breaking event was a celebratory occasion, but it also served as a reminder of the many challenges that museums face in preserving and maintaining their collections. The new museum storage building will be a vital tool in meeting these challenges and will help to ensure that Tennessee’s rich history and culture are protected and celebrated for generations to come.


As construction of the new building gets underway, there is a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air. This new facility represents a significant investment in Tennessee’s cultural heritage, and its completion will be a major milestone for the state. We look forward to watching the progress of this important project, and to seeing the many benefits it will provide to the people of Tennessee.

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