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FDR Library and Museum, part 2: installation continues

16 Jun 2013

I was onsite at the FDR Library this past week and was able to take some photos of the exhibit installation. It’s exciting to see the various elements go up. The exhibits are dense and layered—it’s a big story to tell in a relatively small space. The exhibits are in the original [renovated] library conceived by Roosevelt himself so we were restricted to the existing spaces while designing new exhibits.

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Most of the graphics still have a protective layer and ID label on them. In other places there are backers awaiting graphics, brown paper-wrapped graphics sitting on the floor, and assorted construction detritus. But bit-by-bit it’s going up! And we all know that everything happens in the last week before opening anyway. ;)

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Below, left: These graphics will be installed into the WWII timeline in the photo above (on the right). They’re printed on Laserchrome, which I mentioned in my previous post.

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I also mentioned the DreamScape wallcovering; below is a shot of some installed murals. I think they’re looking good. Once the text panels, dimensional titles, reader rails, etc. go up—it will look great. More, soon!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. 17 Jun 2013 11:38 am

    Thanks for sharing. It might be nice to see some photos on the design and construction of the interior architecture.

  2. 24 Jun 2013 9:51 pm

    We (Gallagher & Associates) designed the exhibits, so that’s where my interests lie (and what my photos are of). I can’t really speak to the architecture, except that the building is the original library, renovated.

  3. 15 Mar 2017 6:51 am

    The graphic work on this display has really inspired me. Fits the theme perfectly and the LED lighting on the main wall looks very atmospheric. Very nicely done, excellent work.

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