A Renovation Update for New-York Historical Society Members & Friends

January 28, 2011 at 9:22am

The New-York Historical Society's museum galleries will close to the public on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. The galleries are scheduled to reopen on November 11, 2011. The New-York Historical Society's renovation of its landmark building on Central Park West by Platt Byard Dovell White Architects will bring a new level of openness to the building, improve the Historical Society’s ability to engage and inspire the public and showcase its collection and exhibitions. Adding to the Historical Society’s transformation will be the new DiMenna Children’s History Museum and the new Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library, designed by Lee H. Skolnick Architecture & Design Partnership, and an 80-seat Italian restaurant operated by Stephen Starr.

 

The New-York Historical Society Library Reading Room and the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections will close on Friday, June 3, 2011 as part of the renovations. The facilities will be upgraded with new carpeting and the stained glass windows will be cleaned and re-installed to provide improved lighting. There will be limited telephone reference service during the closing, though mail and email service will continue during the renovations:

 

Printed Collections: reference@nyhistory.org; 212-485-9225, 212-485-9226.

Manuscripts: mssdept@nyhistory.org; 212-485-9265.

Graphic Collections printroom@nyhistory.org; 212-485-9227.

 

The library will re-open on September 9, 2011.

 

Please check back on our Facebook page soon for exciting updates and information about inaugural exhibitions and programs.

 

Central Park West Entrance (Platt Byard Dovell White)

Central Park West Entrance (Platt Byard Dovell White)

 

Great Hall Gallery (Platt Byard Dovell White)

Great Hall Gallery (Platt Byard Dovell White)

Central Park West Entrance (Platt Byard Dovell White)
Central Park West Entrance (Platt Byard Dovell White)
Great Hall Gallery (Platt Byard Dovell White)
Great Hall Gallery (Platt Byard Dovell White)