Stepping Inside the Most Anticipated Museums of 2020

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SEGD’s project tours have become a signature part of our annual events, giving you a chance to get out of the conference room and explore new spaces. This year, since we can’t be together in-person, we’ve worked with award-winning exhibition designers to virtually deliver a stellar line-up of some of the world’s most anticipated museums of 2020. Join us at this year’s E+E event and stay connected to the places that inspire you most—no matter where you are.

2020 SEGD Exhibition + Experience Virtual Tours include:

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum (USOPM), Virtual Tour

Get a first look at the highly anticipated U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum! Listed as one of the top 52 Places to Go in 2020 by The New York Times, the USOPM is one of the most advanced and accessible museums in the country. The exclusive tour will be led by USOPM CEO Chris Liedel, Al Salm of CREO, Carl Rhodes of Gallagher &Associates, Hayley Walsh of Centre Screen; along with Paralympian Michael Tagliapietra and Four-Time Olympian Hunter Kemper. 

The 90-minute tour will also feature audience discussion and a Q&A session, followed by an afternoon panel discussion on the design process behind the USOPM.

TOUR DATE: Thursday, August 6th at 10 a.m. EST + Panel Discussion “Accessible By Design” at 1 p.m. EST.


Junipera Serra Museum, San Diego History Center, Virtual Tour, and Discussion

Join National Design Award finalist and Partner at C&G, Keith Helmetag, as he delves into how design can and has been employed in exhibits to create a healing place in telling the story of the Kumeyaay Settlement. Take a journey through meticulously drafted exhibition sketches and design details to real-world applications of design storytelling at the Junipera Serra Museum.

TOUR DATE: Thursday, August 13th at 1:30 p.m. EST


Museum of the United Nations – UN Live, A New Global Museum in the Making

Experience a tour that will take you through the project design of the Museum of the United Nations with UN Live Curator, Thomas Wilde. 

TOUR DATE: Thursday, August 20th at 10:00 a.m. EST


London’s Science Museum: Medicine Exhibition, from the Henry Wellcome and the Science Museum Group Collection – Virtual Tour

Join Lucy Holmes as she gives an exclusive virtual tour of Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries at London’s Science Museum. The Wellcome Galleries were a hugely ambitious chance to bring 500 years of the history of medicine together across five galleries with over 3,000 medical objects and artworks, many on display for the first time. Lucy Holmes led the design team who created the interpretation and environmental graphics that helped bring these diverse objects to life. Through developing a clear hierarchy for the interpretation and working closely with the architects WilkinsonEyre, they seamlessly integrated the information graphics into the environment. They also created imaginative and engaging settings for the objects through a variety of media that united diverse objects within their cases under one story. The Galleries have so far picked up awards through Creative Review and Design Week, and received overwhelmingly glowing reviews from the press.

TOUR DATE: Thursday, August 27th at 10:00 a.m. EST



View the complete, week-by-week 2020 E+E event agenda HERE!

In a world where visiting our favorite cultural institutions and exhibits isn’t feasible, virtual tours provided by those who influenced the design present new perspectives, offer a creative stimulus, and keep us connected as a society in times of solitude.

Don’t miss these exclusive 2020 E+E project tours! Register now to get one week or the entire month of E+E content; tours included!