Jonathan Alger

Jonathan Alger

SEGD President 2006-2007

Jonathan Alger is a founding partner of C&G Partners, active in all forms of communication design, especially exhibitions, interactive environments and public spaces. He is a dedicated advocate of strategic thinking and the thoughtful use of technology. He served two years as national President (2006-2007) of SEGD, the Society for Environmental Graphic Design.

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C&G Partners
New York City

Defining Museums: Five Essays by SEGD Members

Defining Museums: Five Essays by SEGD Members

Read Time: 13 minutes

What exactly is a museum? This is the question that the International Council of Museums (ICOM) is asking its 45,000 members. As a worldwide organization of museum professionals, ICOM plays an important role in supporting professional networks, establishing museum standards, promoting cultural heritage, and raising public awareness of museum missions.

Currently, ICOM is working to create a formal definition of “museum”—a highly controversial topic. The list of potential definitions has been narrowed to five, and a vote will determine the final definition.

The following five essays represent the opinions of SEGD members on the pros and cons of ICOM’s proposed definitions.

Little Island and C&G

Little Island and C&G

Read Time: 3 minutes
This past May, New York City opened its newest public park: Little Island. The park’s avant-garde design and prominent location—seeming to float above the Hudson River—has made it the latest “must see” attraction in New York. SEGD member firms C&G Partners (EGD designers) and DCL (fabricators) collaborated with the park’s architects, engineers, and landscape architects to create a program of family friendly signage and graphics for this “oasis of everything fun, whimsical and playful.”

Memory Koi Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Jonathan Alger & Phillip Tiongson

Jonathan Alger served as past SEGD President and is Managing Partner and co-founder of C&G Partners. His clients span from American Express, to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Smithsonian, the 9/11 Museum and many more. Jonathan has received multiple honors from AIGA, AAM, Communication Arts, and holds a degree in Architecture from Yale University.

C&G Partners Design “Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11” Exhibition

C&G Partners' “Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11” Exhibition Design

The emotion of the crowd was the inspiration C&G Partners (New York) drew on to design “Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11,” a new special exhibition at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, which opened on June 27. From the pause in play as the nation mourned in the aftermath of the attacks, national sports and its athletes went on to play a significant role in helping the country come together around a unifying message of collective hope and perseverance.


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