Museum of History, Anthropology and Art

Río Piedras Campus, University of Puerto Rico

Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Rehabilitation Projects

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Site Plan for the Museum of History, Anthropology and Art; Arch. Henry Klumb 1958; image from AACUPR
MHAA 1958

MHAA 1958

Museum of History, Anthropology and Art designed by Arch. Henry Klumb in 1958.

MHAA 1959

MHAA 1959

Area in gray depicts the portion of the project built in the first phase. The second phase, in which the rest of the building was to be completed, was never executed.

MHAA East Wing Renovation 1993

MHAA East Wing Renovation 1993

The Ford Foundation approved a proposal from the Museum to improve its deposits and administrative facilities. By pairing funds with the UPR, a two-level building of 1,800 square feet was built to transfer office space, enabling the entire East Wing as the deposits.

MHAA Renovation 2001

MHAA Renovation 2001

The project proposed the renovation of the South Wing of the Museum.

MHAA Master Plan 2004

MHAA Master Plan 2004

This master plan was developed following the Museum's original 15ft x 15ft grid. The new buildings were conceptualized as independent pavilions that were connected by covered hallways.

MHAA Casa de Arte 2006

MHAA Casa de Arte 2006

Casa de Arte consists in the construction of a 3,000 square foot space to house educational facilities for children. The program included an amphitheater, art classrooms, library and administrative facilities.

MHAA Expansion 2009

MHAA Expansion 2009

The project consisted of a 20,000 square foot expansion to the MHAA, which included a new exhibition hall, deposits, library, bathrooms and educational facilities. This expansion used Klumb's parti as its main guide and updated the facilities to comply with current museology and conservation requirements.

MHAA West Wing Renovation 2019

MHAA West Wing Renovation 2019

Rehabilitation and restoration of the West Wing of the MHAA damaged by the construction of the UPR Metro Station for the Tren Urbano in the late 1990's. This project also include the addition of a pavilion for children's art classes and an exterior terrace.

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