The new museum is part of a $100 million Liberty Island-wide beautification effort that’s being funded by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation in collaboration with the National Park Service/U.S. Department of the Interior. The campaign was led by chairperson Diane von Furstenberg. The museum was designed by architecture firm FXCollaborative with exhibits created by experience design firm ESI Design. The structure is being built by Phelps Construction Group. SBI Consultants serves as the owner’s representative coordinating activities among all stakeholders.
At the new Statue of Liberty Museum, with experience and exhibit design by ESI Design, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the history and grandeur of this colossal figure and consider the role of liberty in their world today. Throughout the museum, ESI Design used interactive media in new and unexpected ways to tell the important cultural story of Liberty and bring the Statue’s history to life. The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation built the museum to accommodate the nearly 4 million overflow visitors to Liberty Island every year who cannot access the Statue itself.