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Junípero Serra Museum Welcome Center
The River Runs Through it—Junipero Serra Museum Welcome Center

C&G Partners (New York) recently completed a special project for the San Diego History Center: the Junípero Serra Welcome Center. Completed with funding from the San Diego River Conservancy and State Coastal Conservancy, the Junípero Serra Welcome Center features the river as protagonist.

Unified Field at the Canadian Museum of History
Unified Field at the Canadian Museum of History

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian independence, the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa renovated, modernized and reinterpreted all three galleries in their signature Canadian History Hall.

Unified Field created 46 interactive experiences for the 40,000-square-foot space, which run the gamut from a large-scale, interactive “Conclusion Wall” generated by visitor contributions to a mobile app providing accessible visual and audio content.

Pentagram’s Comic-inspired Identity for the Barbican’s Manga Exhibition

Marina Willer has brought the traveling exhibition to life with colorful, storyboard style graphics, while Jody Hudson-Powell and Luke Powell have created a motion-controlled robot installation.

ICA Miami Opens

Miami's Institute of Contemporary Art has opened its dedicated building in the city's Design District, featuring a metallic facade designed by Spanish firm Aranguren + Gallegos Arquitectos to act as a "magnet" for visitors.

V&A Set to Host Major Exhibition on the Future of Design

The Future Starts Here explores the advantages and perils of ever-advancing technology and product design, from artificial intelligence to 3D-printing and cryogenic freezing.

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12 Influential Immersive Environments Implemented in the Last 12 Months

We asked a panel of immersive digital design experts within the SEGD community for their choices of the most influential immersive environment design.

Design To Go: Diane Burk
Design To Go—Cambodia

In this week's installment of Design To Go, Diane Burk travels to Cambodia, visiting the capital, Phnom Penh, and Siam Reap. The country has a complicated and painful past—characterized by war, genocide and changes in government—which is reflected in its museums.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s Massive Archive Is Now Online

Now, some 200,000-plus objects chronicling more than 30 centuries of design history have made the jump from 91st street onto the internet.

Red Dot Design Museum Opens at its New Home at Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade

Red Dot’s new home features several galleries, a cafe, a retail space and outdoor seating.

David Adjaye Reveals Plans for New York's First Spy Museum

British architect David Adjaye has released plans for a museum in New York City dedicated to espionage, featuring dimly lit interiors and self-contained exhibitions in weathering-steel drums.

Projection Mapping Light Show Tells the Story of the Guggenheim Bilbao on Its 20th Anniversary

From October 11-14th, the 20-minute-long multisensory production Reflections combined music, light and projection, creating a show on the building’s north-facing titanium facades that told the story of the museum’s genesis and design.

Hitting the Road—How “Numbers in Nature” Became a Traveling Exhibit
Hitting the Road—How “Numbers in Nature” Became a Traveling Exhibit

The original “Numbers in Nature” exhibit opened in Autumn 2014 to acclaim for its entertaining, innovative and interactive approach to introducing mathematical concepts. In 2017, the design teams recreated the exhibit for life on the road.

Microsoft Hololens in Use at the LBJ Presidential Library
Experimenting with Microsoft Mixed Reality in Museums

We recently caught up with Jim Cortina, principal and development manager at Cortina Productions to talk about the firm’s experimentation with mixed reality and museums during SXSW 2017 and what that might mean for their future.

First Division Museum Reopens
First Division Museum Reopens

Luci Creative recently led the first-ever redesign of the First Division Museum, which reopened on August 26, 2017—the 1st Infantry Division’s centennial World War I anniversary.

: Marc Tamschick is the Founder of TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE in Berlin, Germany
Marc Tamschick

Marc Tamschick is the Founder and CEO of TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE in Berlin, Germany. He studied Graphic-Design at the Art Academy Stuttgart and Animation / Direction at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. As CEO of the company he is personally involved in all projects and creatively directs all of them, he also manages the financial and legal decisions.

1994 he founded the film production company Mediamutant. 2007 then TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE GmbH as an agency for medial scenography, immersive narrative spaces and installations using new technologies.

Text Me: How We Live in Language

Conceived and curated by designer, podcaster, and brand strategist Debbie Millman, this exhibition is an attempt to organize, express, translate and reflect both how we live in language and how language now defines our lives.

Bluewater Studio Expands
Bluewater Expands to Provide Environment and Exhibition Development

Bluewater, a Michigan-based technology experience company, announces the formation of Bluewater Studio, the company's new environments and exhibition arm. The founding leadership team consists of creative and seasoned veterans in the industry.

Gallagher & Associates Win Three Bronze Telly Awards
Gallagher & Associates Honored for Three Films

According to Gallagher & Associates (Washington), at the heart of the best modern museums are first-rate media experiences. Films in particular weave personal memoirs with historical narratives and compelling sound scores to completely immerse visitors. For the National Blues Museum and the traveling exhibit, "Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann," G&A created powerful and captivating films that are now the winners of three Bronze Telly Awards.

9/11 Tribute Museum Exhibition
An Emotional Journey—The New 9/11 Tribute Museum

The new 9/11 Tribute Museum—with exhibits designed by Lee H Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership with Unified Field—invites visitors to gain an understanding of the powerful personal experiences of the 9/11 community, whose resilience, recovery and motivation to give back to society is a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit.

The Regenstein Halls of the Pacific
Luci Creative Reimagines Graphic Program for the Field Museum

Full-service creative agency Luci Creative collaborated with The Field Museum on an exhibit refresh of one of the premier institution’s older exhibits, "The Regenstein Halls of the Pacific." Located in Chicago, The Field Museum is one of the largest natural history museums in the world. Luci Creative was tasked with ensuring guests leave the exhibit with an appreciation for artifacts from across the Pacific: from Polynesia to the regions of Melanesia and Micronesia.

Valentin Spiess, iart ag
Valentin Spiess

Valentin Spiess is Chairman, CEO, and Member of the Executive Board of iart ag, which offers various services that range from expert consulting, conception, planning and development to the successful realisation and smooth operation of your project.

Studio Gang's "Hive" Opens at the National Building Museum

Constructed from 2,551 silver-and-magenta wound paper tubes, Hive invites visitors to explore their senses in a series of dome-shaped chambers, each scaled to reflect a unique sound signature.

2017 Merit Award Winner Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center Media Façade
Brilliant Media Façade a Beacon for the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center

This 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards Merit Award winning project, Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center Media Façade, brings the Center's buildings to vibrant life in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Jeanne Maier, Franklin Institute
Jeanne Maier

Jeanne Maier is a multi-disciplinary designer with a background in graphic design, exhibit design and environmental graphic design. Her design experience has included three prominent cultural and educational organizations in Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Zoo, The University of Pennsylvania, and The Franklin Institute. These prestigious organizations rely on the talent of their in-house design teams to develop creative solutions that engage audiences and create positive experiences for all who attend these public spaces.

"Turn Back the Clock" at MSI
Luci Creative Unveils Innovative Design for Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry

Full-service creative agency Luci Creative collaborated with the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) to create and execute the design and fabrication of the Museum’s newest temporary exhibit, "Turn Back the Clock." The recently launched exhibit explores the history and enduring relevance of “The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’’ iconic Doomsday Clock, one of the most provocative symbols of the 20th century that represents the global threats due to nuclear weapons and climate change and is currently set at two and a half minutes to midnight

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