Museum & Exhibit Design

Museums started as buildings that showcased a hodgepodge of objects with historical, artistic, or scientific significance. They have since evolved into thoughtfully designed experiences that take us on a journey across time and a multitude of subjects through thematic (and often interactive) galleries. Unlike other venues, museums have the unique privilege of showcasing some of the world's most cutting-edge architecture. Museum design is an area of immense potential: many museums are dogmatic and outdated, but here you will read of today's most inspiring examples.

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Lucas Wars – Museum Design Controversy Has a Galactic Battle Brewing in Chicago

Posted on November 25, 2014

  The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will touch down in Chicago, not the Presidio in San Francisco as so many had hoped. But now that Chicago won what will likely ...

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David Bowie and Minecraft: The Next Frontier of Museum Technology

Posted on November 6, 2014

Museum technology is moving at the speed of light. Mobile integration, wearable devices, and other trends are allowing visitors to experience museums from a new perspective. Curators around the world ...

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Museums Beyond the Web: How Technology is Revolutionizing the Museum Experience

Posted on October 6, 2014

A new conference is asking an important question about the museum experience: When will technology trends for museums start moving “beyond the web?” The hottest museum technology buzzwords are “online,” ...

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Bloomberg Connects: Betting on Mobile Apps to Bring Millennials Into Museums

Posted on September 30, 2014

Mobile apps remain one of the biggest buzzwords in the museum tech space. With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets available to today’s American public, it’s a natural fit. Museums ...

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The Google Cultural Institute: Democratizing Access to Our Greatest Art & Culture Assets

Posted on September 23, 2014

The Giza Necropolis, a name that’s familiar to Egyptology fans, is an archaeological site on the outskirts of Cairo. The area is home to three large pyramids and is one ...

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Synthetic Aesthetics: The Art of Biohacking

Posted on September 19, 2014

Have you ever dreamed of being Superman, not just for Halloween but in your day to day life? The biohacking movement is working to make that dream a reality. Biohackers ...

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Could You Be the Next Geek Exhibit Designer for the Museum of Science Fiction?

Posted on September 9, 2014

If you’ve ever dreamed of delving more deeply into Klingon culture or curating an exhibit on the status of women on Naboo, your chance may have arrived. The Museum of ...

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Two Theaters of Action: Innovative Storytelling at The National World War II Museum

Posted on September 2, 2014

Far from the music pouring out of the bars on Frenchman Street, beignets along the Mississippi River, and the debauchery of Bourbon Street is one of New Orleans' best kept ...

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Gold Rushes, Gay Rodeos, and Ansel Adams at the The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Posted on August 28, 2014

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. Thanks to an array of eclectic exhibits this summer, the museum ...

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Top 5 Americana Museums to Visit on Your Next Road Trip

Posted on August 5, 2014

Often the museums that we focus on are some of the world's largest, most innovative cultural institutions. They push the envelope on design and are on the frontier of technology ...

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