Statue of Liberty’s New Museum
A new museum is opening at the Statute of Liberty, to replace a smaller one that had been inside the statue's pedestal.
Set to open on Thursday, the 2,415-square-meter museum will be the new home for the statue's first torch and many other historical pieces.
John Piltzecker is the National Park Service's top administrator for the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island.
Piltzecker explained that the old museum's small size limited the number of people who could visit it.
The new museum is open to anyone who comes to Liberty Island, with admission included in the price of the ferry ticket.
Cameron Ringness is the project designer at FXCollaborative, which created the museum's look.
Ringness noted that the new museum is meant to connect to Lady Liberty, using the same granite stone that is part of the statue pedestal. "We wanted to enhance the feeling that it's really special to be in proximity to the statute," Ringness said.
Inside, there are three main spaces. One theater shows the history and meaning of the statue. Another space shows what statue designer Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi's work room looked like.
In the third space, visitors can take pictures of themselves. They can also write about what liberty means to them, as they look at the torch and a copy of the statue's face.
That last part was important, said Edwin Schlossberg. Schlossberg is the president and lead designer at ESI design, which created the exhibition spaces. He noted that the statue "was built to congratulate the United States for fighting the civil war to free slaves." Schlossberg added that the idea of struggling for liberty has been important to the Statue's history. "That idea had to continue as a core value of this experience," he said.
I'm John Russell.
1.ferry ticket 船票
Maggie needs to buy a ferry ticket because she lost the transfer.
2.core value 核心价值
Brand is the core value of a retail company.
3.civil war 内战
We cannot take sides in a civil war.
4.connect to 连接
These appliances should not be connected to power supplies.
5.The new museum is open to anyone who comes to Liberty Island, with admission included in the price of the ferry ticket.
be open to 对...开放
The scheme is also open to non-members.
The centre is open to all, no matter what race or creed.
6.Schlossberg added that the idea of struggling for liberty has been important to the Statue's history.
be important to 对...重要
It's important to vacuum regularly.
Exercise is just as important to health as good food
约翰·皮尔茨克（John Piltzecker）是美国国家公园管理局负责自由女神像国家纪念碑和埃利斯岛的高级管理员 。
FXCollaborative的项目设计师卡梅伦·林格斯（Cameron Ringness）负责设计博物馆的外观 。
林格斯指出，新博物馆打算采用相同的花岗岩与自由女神像相连，花岗岩是雕像底座的一部分 。林格斯表示，“我们想要增强一种视觉，那就是博物馆与女神像相连真的很特别” 。
博物馆内部有三个主要场馆 。其中一个剧场展示了这座雕像的历史和意义 。另一个场馆展示了雕像设计师弗雷德里克-奥古斯特·巴索尔迪的工作室 。
第三个场馆供游客自拍 。他们也可以在观赏火炬和雕像面部复制品时，写下对自由的见解 。
埃德温·施洛斯伯格指出，最后一部分很重要 。施洛斯伯格是ESI Design设计公司的董事长及首席设计师，该公司负责建造了展厅 。他指出，这座雕像“是为了纪念美国为解放奴隶而进行的内战” 。施洛斯伯格补充说，为自由奋斗的理念于这座雕像的历史而言非常重要 。“这个理念必须作为这次经历的核心价值继续宣扬下去，”他说 。