The St. James Church is in the heart of the new Encore urban renewal project in Tampa, FL. The church, built in 1921, has been abandoned since the mid 1990s. It is being restored to be used as a computer learning lab, but ultimately as a museum that tells the history of African Americans in the Tampa Bay area. MAM Exhibit Design worked with the architectural team to ensure the building would work as a museum – adequate collections storage space, office spaces, special events considerations – once it is converted. A series of sample exhibits was concepted to show how exhibits might function in the space.
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