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 Museum design is an area of immense potential: many museums are dogmatic and outdated, but here you will read of today's most inspiring examples.


Virtual Immortality and Historical Attractions

Posted on May 19, 2014

Bringing history to life in entertainment attractions requires its own kind of unique approach. Buildings, textures and even minute details must feel authentic in order to bring the period to ...

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Switzerland Welcomes Charlie Chaplin Museum Dedicated to Silent Film Icon

Posted on May 13, 2014

Chaplin's World – The Modern Times Museum, is a new facility that will be devoted to beloved silent film icon Charlie Chaplin. The museum will open in Switzerland in late ...

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How Museums and Theme Parks are Taking On STEM Education

Posted on May 2, 2014

According to the National Science and Math Initiative, the US is currently facing a crisis in educating our next generation in science, technology, engineering, and math. As a result, we’re ...

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The Science of Rock n’ Roll

Posted on April 28, 2014

When we think of music, the last thing that we think of is technology (unless it's techno). But technology enabled the creation of Rock n'Roll as we know it. A ...

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Are Corporate Museums The Right Venue For Telling the Story of Innovation?

Posted on April 23, 2014

There’s an interesting trend that’s emerged in the last decade: companies creating museums and experiential centers to showcase their own innovation. Samsung has opened the Samsung Innovation Center in its ...

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Ancient Lives: New Discoveries – An Inside Look at the British Museum Mummies

Posted on April 14, 2014

Egyptology has captured the public’s imagination since the late 19th and early 20th century when archaeologists and anthropologists made significant progress unearthing Egypt’s ancient treasures. From the pyramids to piles ...

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How CHESS Is Changing Interactive Storytelling at Museums

Posted on April 9, 2014

In a recent op-ed “Tell me a story: augmented reality technology in museums” for The Guardian, the authors Yannis Ioannidis, Olivier Balet and Dimitrios Pandermalis make several excellent points about ...

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First Look at M+ and How Hong Kong’s Museum for Visual Culture Is Exhibiting While Building

Posted on April 1, 2014

Hong Kong is getting an exciting new modern art museum in the West Kowloon Cultural District which will feature works from 20th and 21st century architecture, art, design and video. The building ...

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What the THEA Awards Suggest About the Future of Museum Design

Posted on March 17, 2014

The 2014 THEA Awards have been announced, and three very different museums are among those recognized this year with Outstanding Achievement Awards. On the surface, these three museums could not ...

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Flowers Bring Art to Life at the de Young Museum

Posted on March 17, 2014

I’ll be honest: art museums are not my favorite. Maybe the part of me that’s still a kid at heart doesn’t enjoy musing at works of art hung lifelessly on ...

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