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The News* 01.19.10

19 Jan 2010

*According to The Exhibit Designer
A compilation of exhibit design-related web finds

I’m paying attention to:

NYC slated for Italian Design Museum Coming in May.

L.A.’s Natural History Museum to receive $1-million grant for new permanent exhibition Exciting news for CCA, where I work. (This blog is, of course, not affiliated with them, but—shout out.)

Rising Currents I’ve been following with interest the progress of the program/upcoming exhibit “Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront” on the MoMA/P.S.1 blog.

Good ideas:

Towards a New Mainstream? On 27 January 2–3pm EST, a lecture by Gregory Rodriguez exploring demographic change in the Americas, cultural transformation, and the future of museums. Registration is free and open to everyone.

Color Identifying System for the Color Blind Let’s make this (or a system like this) happen.

An Increasing Craving for Experiences There’s been plenty in the news about this experience-over-stuff “phenomenon”; good news for museums.

Useful things:

Light Touch interactive projector turns any flat surface into a touchscreen Very cool, if you can ignore the cheesily staged photos. (Uh, seriously?!)

An Architect’s Philosophy of Photography Substitute “exhibit photo” for “architectural photo”…not that everyone’s a photographer. (Or a designer, for that matter…)

Inspiration:

Steffen Dam: Specimen Panels These are beautiful. Imagine something like this in a natural history museum?

Barton’s Bonbonniere From Architectural Forum c. 1952. I love it. What a fun space.

Emily Ann Nachison created this installation from netting, camouflage netting, latex paint, spray paint, crystals, zip ties, and string.

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