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Funding and Approval

  • Martin Harwit

Abstract

By now, funding had become a critical factor. Nadya Makovenyi who headed the museum’s exhibits department, figured that she and her staff could mount this exhibition for $600,000, if all the work was done by museum staff rather than with an outside contractor. We would need no expensive computer interactives, and most of the exhibited items would be artifacts from our own collection or loans from the museums in Japan. For a gallery that eventually would expand to nearly ten thousand square feet, this was a very reasonable price, coming to $60 a square foot. More typical costs for new galleries were $200 per square foot.

Keywords

Atomic Bomb Planning Document Ground Zero Manhattan Project Museum Staff 
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Notes

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