Arts Consulting Group (ACG) congratulates current client Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum (the Museum) as it launches Building a Foundation of Hope, its capital campaign to construct a new state-of-the-art home in downtown Dallas. More than quadrupling its exhibition space, the Museum’s new facility will accommodate 200,000 visitors per year in a 50,000-square-foot space. The Museum will include immersive and interactive exhibits, a 250-seat theater, classrooms, an expanded library, and a reflection and memorial area.
The new Museum expands the organization’s mission to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference at a time when Texas leads the nation in the number of active hate groups. In addition to a clear focus on the Holocaust, the Museum will feature new exhibit galleries on human rights and American ideals using immersive and interactive content and technology.
The Museum first engaged in ACG’s museum planning services in April 2015. Leading the exhibit team and providing best practices expertise is ACG Vice President and Museum Planning Practice Leader Carolynne Harris. With more than 25 years of experience in the field, Ms. Harris has planned, executed, and implemented a vast array of museum initiatives, including renovations and expansions, and she has excelled in developing rich content for deeply engaging visitor experiences. The team, which includes Omniplan Architects, Berenbaum Jacobs Associates, Pacific Studios, and Cortina Productions, is currently in the design development phase of the project. Construction is expected to begin once the campaign goal has been reached. The Museum has already raised two thirds of its $61 million budget.
“We are thrilled that Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum has launched this exciting capital campaign,” said Ms. Harris. “ACG is honored to collaborate with such a dedicated team that is diligently working to plan, design, and build this new facility. Using history in creative ways to engage visitors about issues of diversity, inclusion, bias, and human rights, this new museum will encourage upstanding behavior and become a beacon of hope not only in the Dallas community but across the country as well.”