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Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg expansion progresses

Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg expansion progresses

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's $40 million expansion of its art museums, begun in September, are “pretty much on schedule” despite minor weather-related delays, said Ronald Hurst, the foundation’s vice president for collections, conservation and museums. He is also its Carlisle H. Humelsine chief curator.

The scaffolding surrounding the structure heralds a new roof on the Public Hospital of 1773, which serves as the entryway into the museums. Hurst said this falls under normal maintenance and should be completed within 45 days, when the scaffolding will be removed.

The other major undertaking involves relocation of the museums’ underground utilities, such as water...

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