NPR has posted an online audio slideshow about the opening of the National Museum of American History. The last half of the piece (1:25 mark) is an extended tour of the "heart of the museum", the Star-Spangled Banner exhibit. The report is by NPR's very excellent Susan Stamberg with great photography by Joel Riddle. See the entire slideshow...Read More
CBS has just posted a piece on YouTube on the re-opening of the National Museum of American History, with special emphasis on, and footage of, the Star-Spangled Banner exhibit. The report covers the viewing chamber, the exhibits, the audio-visual pieces, and the interactive table. There is also some behind-the-scenes footage of museum staff inside the chamber examining the flag itself...Read More
Today, on Friday, November 21st, the Star-Spangled Banner exhibition opens to the public at the National Museum of American History in Washington DC. Partner Jonathan Alger has been working on the project for eight years, since 2000. Sneak peek posts here and here .
Some early press mentions are already in. Here is a quick roundup (all excerpts originate in separate articles): ...there’s no doubt that the centerpiece of the renovated museum—the American flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write his famous poem—has never looked more magnificent. It’s inspiring as it sits behind a 35-foot glass wall in a theaterlike space, dimly lit to recall “dawn’s early light.” – Washington Post The new Star-Spangled Banner exhibit is … fantastic; the flag is huge and it looks like it’s floating in its case. – Washington Post Read More
C&G Partners has just learned that the Erie Canal Harbor project , led by partner Keith Helmetag , has just won a 2008 Honor Award from the NY Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), under the category of collaborative design. The award will be presented in New York City in December. Award winners will be posted to the ASLA...Read More
On Friday, the National Museum of American History will reopen in Washington DC, with a new centerpiece exhibition about the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the national anthem. (Previous sneak peek here .) The Museum has been tracking the progress of the building-wide renovation with a blog and Flickr photostream . C&G Partners, along with collaborators Chermayeff & Geismar Studio , have been leading exhibit design on this project for eight years. More credits at the bottom of the post. In celebration of opening week, here are a few images from behind the scenes, starting with the Star-Spangled Banner being unrolled onto the display table by a team of conservators (Photos: Smithsonian):
Maya Kopytman is featured currently in Addict , the magazine of Creative , the Israeli advertising and design school. The article discusses the state of design competitions and the role of judges and juries in directing the evolution of the profession. The piece reflects on Maya's work judging interactive design competitions for the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (organizers of...Read More