Heartfelt congratulations to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), opening to the public this past weekend in Washington D.C. with the help of many dignitaries and luminaries. The long-awaited NMAAHC is the only national museum exclusively dedicated to the documentation of African American experience, and C&G Partners is privileged to have played a role. Our Guestbook and Member Honor Roll for the museum gives visitors a new, digitally integrated way to leave something of themselves behind.Read More
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional association in optics and photonics. Through world-renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides quality information and inspiring interactions that power achievements in the science of light.
As the Optical Society celebrates a century of innovation this year, C&G Partners is excited to work with OSA to develop a...Read More
KCRW-LA's blog on design and architecture, DnA, featured the design thinking behind the exhibit 'A Path Appears' at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. C&G Partners collaborated with wHY Architecture, and fabricators Cinnabar, both in Los Angeles, on this innovative and experimental project designed to act as an "open-source, interactive prototype" for social justice. C&G's Managing Partner, Jonathan Alger, speaks in the interview with KCRW's Avishay Artsy about the potential of a new kind of visitor experience.
(Pictured: Elizabeth Eshel from wHY Architecture, and Jonathan Alger from C&G Partners. Photo by Avishay Artsy, KCRW DnA.)
C&G Partners' role on the project included exhibit design, graphic design, motion graphics, audio editing, and brand identity.Read More
C&G Partners' installation 'Curtain of Names' for The Advisory Board Company (ABC) was honored with a Merit Award in the 2015 SEGD Global Design Awards Program in the Placemaking and Identity category. Each year, The Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) honors the very best in experiential graphic design worldwide.Read More
C&G's Alin Tocmacov will speak at MuseumNext, Europe's major conference on the future of museums in Geneva. Alin is joined by fellow panelists, Seb Chan, Molly Heinz, Avinash Rajagopal, Vera Sacchetti and Viviane Stappmanns to discuss The Sociable Museum. The mission of museums has expanded greatly in the past decade. In their quest to capture a bigger role amidst the cacophony of popular culture, museums have been pulling out all stops to generate conversations both within and beyond their walls. They’ve tried websites, blogs, online discussion forums, Facebook, Twitter, podcasts, mobile apps, and augmented reality devices, individually and in combination, with mixed success. How can institutions harness digital tools to design these conversations, and make them effective, memorable, and resonant? This panel of museum professionals, designers, and design critics will consider the issue at three scales: Intramuseum, Megamuseum, and Extramuseum.
Join the conversation: Twitter: @MuseumNext Facebook: @MuseNext #MuseumNext #SociableMuseumRead More
The Center for Curatorial Leadership seeks to train curators to assume leadership positions within museums in our rapidly evolving cultural climate. While CCL has reached a pivotal moment, gaining significant recognition for its existing and planned programs, its constituent base has expanded to international and student audiences, mandating a robust platform to accurately communicate the Center’s mission, activities, and achievements, and to foster a dialog among fellows and alumni.Read More
C&G Partners' event design for Madison Avenue Fashion Heritage Week was honored with a SASI-ONE2014 GOLD Award (SASI = Shop America Salutes Innovation) for shopping and cultural tourism marketing excellence. SASI-ONE Award winners are campaigns that have demonstrably promoted shopping, dining and/or cultural heritage experiences as tourism activities in a creative or innovative manner. Hosted by the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District, the weeklong event brought together 16 top fashion brands on Madison Avenue to raise money to benefit The Museum at FIT. October 20 – 26, 2014 was officially proclaimed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to be Madison Avenue Fashion Heritage Week.
Brands curated a special window display in their Madison Avenue boutique...Read More
One of the major milestones on the annual design calendar has just appeared on newsstands: PRINT Magazine's Regional Design Awards issue. This year two of the firm's projects have been honored: the Against the Odds exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and a monograph of the firm's recent exhibit and environmental designs at the West Point Foundry Preserve in Cold Spring, New York.
Against the Odds encourages visitors to learn about the experiences of WWII-era Jewish refugees and their rescuers through images, original documents, first-person accounts, and multi-sensory interactive design elements. The exhibition is dominated by “paper walls” that represent the significant bureaucratic barriers and extensive paperwork that stood in the way of this heroic undertaking.Read More