The project will maintain the historical character of the physical building, while providing state-of-the-art upgrades. In addition, enhancements like seismic upgrades allow both the building and the tens of thousands of pieces of art inside to be better protected. The project is creating 25 percent more gallery space to make the museum an even more important center inside Santa Barbara’s community. In total, the renovation project is the most comprehensive effort ever undertaken by the museum, notes Kenny Slaught.
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