Kieran Long, Keeper of the Design, Architecture, and Digital Department at the V&A, served as the opening keynote of the 2015 Design Matters Conference. The photos in this slideshow illustrate the power of everyday objects to tell meaningful stories. The slides show Kieran's approach to collecting, the V&A's history of welcoming all types of visitors, and a hint of what the new V&A outpost in East London will be.
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At the 2015 Design Matters Conference, Jake Barton (founder of award-winning interactive media firm Local Projects) shared his thoughts on new and meaningful ways to encourage people to interact with educational content and each other. Browse the slideshow to see examples of his projects, including StoryCorps, the 9/11 Museum, and interactives for Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Presented during the 2014 Design Matters Conference in Washington, DC (November 12-15), National Building Museum curator Chrysanthe Broikos shared an overview of the museum recent exhibition on climate change and disaster preparedness, "Designing for Disaster." This presentations offers highlights of the exhibition, as well as the context driving its development (i.e., learning goals, target audiences). This is a helpful resource for understanding the planning and delivery of a large-scale architecture exhibition.
Presented during an AAO members breakfast round table at the 2014 Design Matters Conference, Berit Hoff and Cynthia Kracauer (AIA NY / Center for Architecture) share notes on the opportunities and challenges in stewarding an unusual exhibition format carried out each year by their organization. This novel exhibition format is hosted inside a NYC subway terminal; the format may serve as inspiration to those seeking new programming ideas, while the fundraising challenges addressed in the presentation can be applied to most any public program.
This compendium of 10 presentations by AAO members was delivered during the 2014 Design Matters Conference in Washington, DC (November 12-15). The group came together to share speculative ideas each had for the development of future design exhibitions and public programs; all sought the chance to gain feedback from the group, identify potential program collaborators, and generally see what new thinking was catching on with their peers. It's a great sampling of the ideas and talents at work across the AAO Network.
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For individuals and organizations new to world of architecture exhibition making, the Smithsonian
Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) is one of the foremost services for routing cultural programs around the United States, sponsoring more than 1,500 exhibitions and related programs. This sample document outlines the level of details SITES uses when evaluating proposed
For individuals and organizations new to world of architecture exhibition making, the following sample document from the National Building Museum provides a straight forward template for considering the feasibility and fit of various proposed projects to your organization’s overarching goals.