Police museum gets green light

by Tom Walker | 05 Sep 2008

Proposals to build a National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC, US have been given the green light by local planners.

Scheduled to open in 2011, the US$80m (£45m, 56m euro) museum was given final approval by the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) and has also received the support of the US Comission of Fine Arts (CFA).

Authorized by Congress in the year 2000, the National Law Enforcement Museum will be a 95,000sq ft, mostly underground museum exhibiting the history of law enforcement in the United States.

The Museum will feature interactive exhibitions, historical and contemporary artifacts, a research center and extensive educational programming.

Designed by Davis Buckley Architects and Planners of Washington, DC, the museum will be spread over three levels and will include four permanent galleries and one changing exhibitions gallery.

The galleries are being designed by Christopher Chadbourne & Associates of Boston, whose work includes the Mount Vernon Museum and Education Center and the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Proposals to build a National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC, US have been given the green light by local planners. Scheduled to open in 2011, the US$80m (£45m, 56m euro) museum was given final approval by the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) and has also received the support of the US Comission of Fine Arts (CFA). Authorized by Congress in the year 2000, the National Law Enforcement Museum will
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