Walt Disney Family Museum: San Francisco Building, California

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Walt Disney Family Museum San Francisco

The Presidio Building in California, USA – design by Rockwell Group

26 Feb 2010

Walt Disney Museum San Francisco

San Francisco

Design: Rockwell Group with Page & Turnbull

Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco

Rockwell Group’s Technology Collaborators:
– Page & Turnbull – Exterior architecture
– Roto Studio (Dublin, Ohio) – interactive design/technology
– Second Story (Portland, OR) – interactive design/technology
– Effect Design (San Rafael, CA) – projection, video technology
– BBI Engineering -audio software and hardware development
– Technifex – optical printer
– Arup – acoustics
– Batwin+Robin

Walt Disney Family Museum
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General Information
– The museum will occupy a former barracks building located on the Presidio’s Main Post in The Presidio in San Francisco. The barracks were built in 1898 and housed soldiers during the Spanish-American war.
– Square Footage: Exhibit: 18,300 sq. ft. Total: 43,100 sq. ft.
– Opening October 2009
– The Walt Disney Family Museum is a new facility that is being developed by the Walt Disney Family Foundation.
– It will provide a permanent source of information on Walt Disney, his accomplishments, and the period of American history that he greatly influenced.
– The museum will showcase an extensive collection of artifacts, archival material, exhibits on animation and motion pictures, the facility will include an auditorium, a children’s learning center with hands-on art programs, a research center, a museum store and a café.

Design Concept
– Rockwell Group is overseeing the interior architecture and exhibition design of the museum as well as the education center and office space.
– The San Francisco-based architecture firm, Page & Turnbull, which specializes in historic preservation, will oversee the building renovations in collaboration with the Presidio Trust.
– Rockwell Group’s goal is to create an immersive, accessible and inspiring environment that educates visitors about the life of Walt Disney by hearing his voice and providing access to his personal artifacts and stories that have previously been inaccessible to the public.
– Storytelling was one of Walt’s greatest talents and will be accomplished with the tools that he used throughout his career: art, music and technology.
– The museum experience will move visitors chronologically, with artifacts as well as scenic and decorative elements in each gallery that show the historical context and suggest a specific time and place in Walt’s life.
– By presenting the story in his own words, visitors will be given direct access to his heart and mind. To add multiple perspectives, the voices of Walt’s collaborators, friends and family will also be heard.

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Walt Disney Family Museum – Building in detail

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Address: 104 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94129, United States
Phone: +1 415-345-6800

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