Milwaukee Public Museum, Betty Brinn Children's Museum team up, look to colocate

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) and Betty Brinn Children's Museum (BBCM) are pursuing an alliance that would enable the museums to colocate. 

The announcement was made Wednesday, Sept. 2. According to a news release, the alliance would enable the museums to remain two distinct entities, with Betty Brinn Children’s Museum being a tenant in a new, state-of-the-art building. MPM and Betty Brinn Children’s Museum will both benefit from being located in a new, custom-built space.

"MPM has been a great -- has a lot of great partnerships, but we thought well, if there's an opportunity to have a partner onsite, let's explore that before we ever break ground on something," said MPM President and CEO Ellen Censky.

"Once you put people together then who knows where that goes, who knows who comes up with the next great idea for the next partnership or the next collaboration," said Betty Brinn Children's Museum Executive Director Brian King.

The milestone, the news release says, comes after months of exploration and discussion with museum leadership, community stakeholders, and potential donors. MPM and Betty Brinn Children’s Museum will both benefit from being located in a new, custom-built space.

Details on the proposed alliance will be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information, CLICK HERE


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