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The News* 04.13.10

13 Apr 2010

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

See more museums
+ Grab a Museum Discovery Pass next time you’re in New York for 2-for-1 admission to seven of the city’s smaller, more specialized museums such as the American Folk Art Museum and Asia Society and Museum.

From the “Um, okay” Files
+ A green consulting company in Lancaster, NY gains extra LEED points by effectively turning their office into an indoor jungle.

Looking ahead
+ The National September 11 Memorial & Museum announced that it will receive $2.29 million from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and released renderings of the exhibit design. /Rendering tip via Hyperallergic
+ MoMA’s upcoming exhibition to explore “the communication between people and objects,” Talk to Me, won’t open until next July (as in, July 2011) but in the meantime follow the exhibition blog and add your 2¢ by sending the curators an idea or suggestion.
+ If I mention MoMA all the time, it is in no small part because I’m a proud member. Which museums do you belong to? And what type of museum design news would you like to read more of here? …Is this thing on?

Inspiration
+ Check out Esther Stocker’s installations. /via BLDGBLOG
+ Another inspiring installation seen on BLDGBLOG, Pulse Room, from 2006, was an “‘interactive installation featuring one to three hundred clear incandescent light bulbs,’ the brightness of which was controlled by an interface and sensor that could detect ‘the heart rate of participants.’”
+ And another light installation: UVA: Speed of Light is an immersive laser-based light installation and sound experience in London, up through April 19.
+ Endangered animals built from Legos by Sean Kenney for the Philadelphia Zoo exhibit “Creatures of Habitat: A Gazillion-Piece Animal Adventure” /via daily design discoveries

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