The Campaign for Shelburne Museum includes a critical upgrade of the Museum’s communications infrastructure. The Museum was awarded a $600,000 federal Save America’s Treasures grant to launch the project.
The Museum’s existing communications infrastructure is connected by an outdated network and does not permit Internet access in the Museum’s exhibition buildings.
The Museum plans to install 7,000 feet of fiber optic cable throughout the 39-building campus to enable a new communications network that can reliably handle the myriad functions of fire detection, security, environmental controls, voice and digital communication. The new network will support:
- High-speed Internet access in exhibition buildings to create a new forum for public access and education.
- Upgraded internal communications for fire, security and phone systems.
- State-of-the-art environmental control systems for the galleries.