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Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Exhibition at the V&A

We wouldn't dare pretend that this is a definitive list, but it is a list of the projects that the top exhibit designers see as influential and important projects that have helped to push the area of exhibition design forward. The breadth of projects that were submitted was amazing.

Museums Articles

Freedom Rides Museum, photo credit Freedom Rides Museum
5 African American Museums and Cultural Centers

Read Time: 11 minutes
Black History Month continues into March here at SEGD! In this article we explore five museums and cultural centers featuring different aspects of African American history—from slave ships to the civil rights movement, and from the Underground Railroad to free Black communities. Each of these organizations face their own unique challenges, especially in this time of pandemic. Read on to discover how designers can—and have—helped these institutions by designing experiences to engage visitors and generate greater public interest in the museum’s missions.

National Museum of African American Music
National Museum of African American Music
Louis Armstrong Center, photo courtesy of C&G Partners
Louis Armstrong House Museum and Visitors Center

Thoughts and Opinions

Tribute to Michael Bryce, photograph of Children's section signage at Five Dock Library
Tribute to Michael Bryce by Jack Bryce

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SEGD pays tribute to Michael Bryce – Australian architect, environmental graphic designer and longstanding member of SEGD – who died on January 15, 2021, after a long illness. Bryce is perhaps best known for his accomplishments as Principal Design Adviser to the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

Three Myths About Technology in Museum Experiences
Three Myths About Technology in Museum Experiences
A Week Seen Through My Lens—Lucy Holmes
A Week Seen Through My Lens

Explore SEGD Award Winners

Far Out: Suits, Habs, and Labs for Outer Space
Far Out: Suits, Habs, and Labs for Outer Space
The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism
The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism
Who We Are: Visualizing NYC by the Numbers
Who We Are: Visualizing NYC by the Numbers
AKC Museum of the Dog
AKC Museum of the Dog

SEGD Talks - Museums videos

Creating Meaningful Experiences - Abbot Miller
Abbot Miller - Creating Meaningful Experiences
Brad Larson: Play and Learning in XGD
Brad Larson: Play and Learning in XGD

Museums EGD Firms

SEGD Museums Podcasts

The ideal way to learn from your desk. These courses consist of podcast recordings of webinar and workshop materials delivered by the top professionals in EGD in the SEGD community.
$10 for individual Podcasts and $30 for the Podcast collections (best value) for members. Click for content details.

Museums News

Greenwood Rising's Journey Toward Racial Reconciliation: Community Commitments
Local Projects has partnered with the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission to create Greenwood Rising

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Greenwood Rising's Journey Toward Racial Reconciliation: Community Commitments

Colleen Connolly Receives Fulbright Grant to Taiwan to Research Multilingual Museum Design
Colleen Connolly Receives Fulbright Grant to Taiwan to Research Multilingual Museum Design

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Colleen Connolly, recent graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University’s graphic design program, believes that museums can educate and serve more diverse audiences by providing multilingual exhibits, signage, and resources. She was awarded a Fulbright Arts Research Grant to explore bilingual (Chinese/English) signage and exhibitions in Taiwanese museums and tourist sites. Taiwan has declared that it will achieve its goal of being a completely bilingual country by 2030, necessitating nationwide conversations on how providing bilingual design can create more accessible spaces for people of different cultural and language backgrounds.

Museums EGD Events

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