Milwaukee County Supervisor proposes moving Milwaukee Public Museum to Mitchell Park

NOW: Milwaukee County Supervisor proposes moving Milwaukee Public Museum to Mitchell Park

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee County Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic has submitted a proposal to move the Milwaukee Public Museum to Mitchell Park where the Domes are located.

"Locating the new Milwaukee Public Museum in Mitchell Park creates a tremendous opportunity for establishing a new world-class cultural site with multiple amenities in the south side of Milwaukee. There is awesome potential in aligning the work of the horticultural conservatory with the Milwaukee Public Museum and locating both in one of the south side's greatest parks. We can preserve the mission of the Mitchell Park Domes by partnering with the museum to provide educational programming while delivering a stronger, bolder experience to our residents and visitors. The positive possibilities of this proposed relationship are endless," said Dimitrijevic.

The Milwaukee Public Museum is in the midst of exploring site possibilities and completing the planning process to move into a new facility. 

"MPM is excited about our future and is continuing to explore many possibilities and potential partnerships. The proposed Milwaukee County taskforce to explore the feasibility of collocating MPM at Mitchell Park is just one such possibility and we are interested in the findings," said Dr. Ellen Censky, Interim President & CEO of the Milwaukee Public Museum.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele supports exploring the new location and said, "The Milwaukee Public Museum and the Mitchell Park Conservatory foster vital education and engagement with the world around us, and combining the two is a potential solution to securing their future. We need creative ideas to support the mission and collections of these two important institutions, and I will be interested to see the results of a study that explores the benefits of connecting the two."

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