The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s goal with the “Segregated Lunch Counter” interactive was to teach visitors about the methods and organizational approaches used by activists for protests during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The concept for the interactive and panorama film were initially designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates and the Museum curatorial and design team as part of the exhibit design phase, but the interactive design and content was produced and deployed by Cortina Productions.
The 85,000 square feet of inaugural exhibitions for the National Museum of African American History and Culture take visitors on a journey that is rooted in history, embraces community, and celebrates culture.
In January 2016, the Presidential Center honoring Russian President Boris Yeltsin opened in Ekaterinburg that features a complex media façade. The Center is a museum with an art gallery, a cinema, a bookshop, a library, a restaurant and other public facilities.
In today's world where people have abundant means of acquiring information, museums are stepping up their efforts to display content and artifacts in ways that amaze and engage their visitors so that they understand more, stay longer, come back more often, and recommend the experience to friends.
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.
TING: Technology & Democracy was designed to explore the complex relationship between specific technologies—historic and emerging—and the development of democratic societies. Museum curators at the Norsk Teknisk Museum posed the question, “Is any given technology good, bad, or neutral in the development of democracy?”
Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Tamschick Media+Space GmbH