maltbie, a kubik company, wins another complex project in the heart of New York City.
When the Museum of American Finance re-opened in January, 2008 it marked the end of years of renovations. Originally located in a smaller space at 26 Broadway, the Museum now calls a 30,000 square-foot former bank home.
The Museum’s new location, a landmark bank designed by Benjamin Wistar Morris in the late 1920s, showcases the building’s majestic banking hall as the primary exhibition space. The incredible renovation gives the museum two additional floors of exhibit space featuring a state-of-the-art financial education center, auditorium, library, and research facility, as well as space for traveling exhibits, changing galleries and a theatre.
The new exhibits were built and installed by the leading museum firm maltbie. It was an honor to be selected to work in such a historic location in the heart of New York’s financial district and to be part of such a fantastic renovation, said Gary Brooks, Executive Vice President, maltbie. On the surface, the 6,000 square-feet of exhibit space gave maltbie the opportunity to produce environments that showcase the history of finance within the US, but it’s the use of creative multimedia and detailed interactive environments that really enabled us to engage, entertain, and educate visitors.
maltbie, one of the foremost specialists in visitor centres, museums and exhibition projects, provided a range of services at the Museum of American Finance including fabricating and installing numerous exhibit showcases, murals and graphics that showcase the museum’s collection. maltbie also integrated the audio-visual hardware and presentation media that tells the story of American finance throughout the museum.