Master Planning, Museums
The Abbe Museum’s collections are principally of Native American artifacts of the Wabanaki tribes of the Northeast – the Abenaki, the Penobscot, the Maliseet, the Passamaquoddy, and the Mi’kmaq. The museum’s new facility is housed in a prominent historic building, and a new wing containing galleries, curatorial areas and offices continues the forms and materials of the original structure. The ceremonial Circle of Four Directions, a form significant to the Wabanaki cultures, signifies an alternative cultural tradition.
Program: Exhibit galleries, educational program room, library, research lab, collections storage, sculpture court, outdoor exhibits and ceremonies area, offices, gift shop.