Although museums are filled with pieces of the past, they also must look forward. In order to do this, these institutions are often thinking of ways to improve their layout and inventory. Sometimes, this means moving to a new location to find sites that best fit their needs.
That's the path the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is taking. The institution is moving to a bigger space and renovating it completely in a lengthy process that is scheduled to take two years, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
"We're taking on a fairly big challenge," Stacy Burrs, the chairman of the museum's board, told the news source. "We're not just relocating. At the end of the process, we'll be a significantly different institution."
The museum is using the relocation as an opportunity to expand its operations and improve its service, according to Burrs. In order to do that, it will be open for fewer hours each day until the moving van lines are called and the relocation is officially underway, according to the museum's official website.
"With increased space and operational capacity, the Black History Museum will be able to bring Virginia's African American history alive," the site states.
In complex and long-lasting moves such as this, the services of a professional moving and relocation company can help keep everything organized.