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 Museum design is an area of immense potential: many museums are dogmatic and outdated, but here you will read of today's most inspiring examples.

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Bouquets to Art Blooming at the de Young Featuring Natasha Lisitsa

Posted on March 11, 2014

A 30 year tradition continues at the de Young next week when the Bouquets to Art fundraiser is installed for its annual six day run at the San Francisco museum. ...

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Defining Interactive Children’s Exhibits: Why Touch Screens and Technology Aren’t Enough

Posted on March 5, 2014

Interactivity is a buzzword in the museum and exhibit design worlds. It’s widely accepted that interactive attractions are more engaging and connect more deeply in the minds of children that ...

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Just How Interactive Will The LEGO House Be?

Posted on February 19, 2014

If one brand has captured the imaginations of people who love to play, young and old alike, it’s LEGO. The company’s uniquely colorful stacked blocks have evolved into sophisticated kits ...

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Nature vs. Skywalker: The Battle of the Museum Proposals

Posted on January 29, 2014

The battle of the museum proposals for the waterfront site on San Francisco’s Crissy Field continued this week at the Presidio Trust’s first public hearing this Monday night. During the ...

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‘Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination’ Makes Its Final Stop

Posted on January 27, 2014

The Force is strong in Silicon Valley. Recently,  the Lucas Museum, the Boston Museum of Science, MIT, and the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute teamed up to bring Star Wars to ...

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Journeys of Invention: London’s Science Museum Uses Story-based App to Virtually Share Science

Posted on January 13, 2014

London’s Science Museum is bringing together the best in apps and storytelling to create a truly unique visitor experience for virtual guests. In its newly released app Journeys of Invention, ...

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How the Smithsonian is Resurrecting Dinosaurs and Printing History with 3D Tech

Posted on January 6, 2014

3D technology is evolving at a startling rate. There was a time in the not so distant past when 3D technology evoked an image of wearing cheesy glasses at the ...

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Touch Tours: The Penn Museum Offers Hands On Programs for Blind Visitors

Posted on January 3, 2014

An initiative at the Penn Museum is offering an innovative approach to dealing with issues of vision and accessibility in the museum context. After a successful pilot of its “Insights ...

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David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition Redefines the Artist’s Canvas in Digital

Posted on December 31, 2013

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition comes to the de YoungImage source: FAMSF.org[/caption] Illustrious UK artist David Hockney was a pop art pioneer back in the day and ...

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Curating Culture: Romania’s Digital Museum

Posted on December 27, 2013

A new digital museum in Romania is allowing guests to virtually view art and artifact collections from around the globe. It's brought art, culture, and world class architecture to a ...

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