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The News* 05.01.11

01 May 2011

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

Behind the scenes
+ Creating Material Lab at MoMA
+ Design to Preserve at Cooper-Hewitt

Coming soon…?
+ On the Mall 1: National Women’s History Museum
+ And 2: Proposed Smithsonian Latino Museum Faces Hurdles
+ “Jurassic Park meets Buckminster Fuller”—a zoo that imagines a reunited Pangea
+ MoMath, the Museum of Math in New York, raising funds

In the meantime
+ Vertical Urban Factory at the Skyscraper Museum in New York (slide show here) and Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War at the Canadian Centre for Architecture
+ The World’s Largest Dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History looks amazing; slide show (I love photo 3!)
+ La Plaza de Cultura y Artes Mexican American cultural center in LA, “screens in a public alley space that both bring the stories out of the museum and draw passersby into the experience.” More in this article from GOOD

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)
+ The National Museum of American Jewish History opens in Philadelphia
+ Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center; review and slide show
+ The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles: review and slide show

One for the road…
+ The T steps up its “See Something Say Something” campaign. The package in North Station:

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