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Meet the Staff: Steve Langehough
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do at Cooper-Hewitt? I organize the insurance, packing, shipping and installation of exhibitions, loans and travel shows. I am also very involved with our off site collection moves, planning of storage space and the care of our collections. What was your background before...
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Meet the Staff: Chad Phillips
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do at Cooper-Hewitt? Sure, it is part Buyer, part Creative Direction, part Product Development. On a daily basis I look for great products for the museum’s store. I also work with young designers and custom manufacturers who make pieces especially for us. Additionally,...
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Meet the Staff: David Rios
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do? As the Youth Programs Manager, I run DesignPrep, the museum’s series of free teen programs. DesignPrep offers designer-led workshops, studio visits, and college tours that focus on various design disciplines from fashion and architecture, to graphic design and product design. I also...
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Meet the Staff: Pamela Horn
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do? I develop content for publication in multiple formats: print books, ebooks, magazines, blog posts, web content, in gallery interactives, and as exhibition labels. What do you enjoy most about your work? The collaboration among the various departments at the museum. I adore...
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Meet the Staff: Vassiliki Giannopoulos
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do? I manage the National Design Awards program – organizing everything from the nomination, submission, and jury processes to the White House and Gala celebrations. What do you enjoy most about your work? Working with passionate people, both at the Museum and in...
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Cooper-Hewitt Hits Social Media Milestones
                  Cooper-Hewitt has just surpassed 50,000 followers on Twitter and 25,000 fans on Facebook! Since the museum joined Twitter in 2008, we’ve shared more than 4,000 tweets on everything from historic collection objects to cutting-edge design spotted around the world. Cooper-Hewitt joined Facebook in 2007 to share...
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Meet the Staff: Alvaro Imbrett
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do? I work in the Facilities Department where I am involved with general building maintenance and upkeep. I have many different responsibilities, but the focus of my job is to keep all of the Museum’s buildings and spaces—including the Museum offices, National Design...
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Focusing on School Improvement
Cooper-Hewitt's Education team spent an amazing week in New Orleans with 26 educators from New York City, San Antonio, New Orleans and Washington, D.C. Although their day jobs include teaching subjects from across the curriculum, including math and science as well as social studies and history, they all became designers for the week and solved...
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Remembering Sam Farber
Sam Farber Courtesy of OXO It is with great sadness that Cooper-Hewitt mourns the loss of businessman and self-described “design junkie,” Sam Farber. The founder of the kitchenware companies Copco and OXO, Farber truly understood what design can do to improve the quality of life. He recognized that good design reflects not just aesthetic appeal,...