The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) is an art museum in New Britain, Connecticut. Founded in 1903, it is the first museum in the country dedicated to American art. The Projects Group began supporting the NBMAA in 2022 on various capital improvement projects, varying in size from studies under $20,000 and construction projects in excess of $1 million.
The initial project is a phased renovation project to the historic Landers House constructed in 1903 (or 1910). The house was converted to the museum building in 1937. The Landers House is designed in the Arts and Crafts style with Spanish Mission revival characteristics. The structure is listed as a contributing resource in the West End Historic District of New Britain.
Most planned projects utilize a variety of grants from the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The Projects Group has consulted with the NBMAA to successfully utilize SHPO’s funding to improve the historic preservation of the property.
Additional projects include: Planning the renovation of the original Landers House Spanish Roof Tile and Reconfiguring the humidification and installing a state of art MeeFog system.