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
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
Opening to the public on Tuesday, November 18th, this interactive exhibit designed by C&G Partners celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the independent deposit insurance agency created by Congress in 1933 to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's banking system. The exhibition, open to the public on 17th Street in Washington, DC, a block from the White House, steps through the history of the institution, the forces that steered its evolution, and its mission to protect the financial well-being of all Americans. Originally planned to be a year of retrospective celebration, the anniversary year actually fell during one of the most hard-hitting financial crises of modern times.