Public tours of the new building were held over the weekend. The building looks nice and the views from inside are spectacular.
While the conservation lab and the vault are "industrial" looking, they obviously fulfill the needed function for which
they were designed.
According to the tour leaders and Dr. Wetenhall, this building provides state of the art vault (critical, since the Museum is located near Sarasota Bay, and in hurricane country) storage for the museum's collection as well as provides arguably the best conservation lab in North America.
Next up for the Museum: an opening in early spring of the new exhibition wing.
Added note - based on the comment below, the Education/Conservation Building is on the south side of the Museum Complex, mostly on what would be considered New College property. It is sited west of the Sainer Pavilion. A map show the location.