Museum News

David Rockwell Joins Cooper-Hewitt's Board of Trustees

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Smithsonian Institution’s board of regents appointed David Rockwell to the board of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum on June 21.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Awarded $800,000 Challenge Grant by The Kresge Foundation

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has been awarded an $800,000 challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation for its RE:DESIGN renovation project. To date, $51 million, or 94 percent, of the $54 million renovation goal has been raised. The Kresge Foundation grant requires Cooper-Hewitt to raise the remaining $3 million renovation funds by Sept. 30, 2011.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Joins with Nike and Make Something!! for a Series of Educational Workshops for Local Students

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will join with Nike and Make Something!!, an organization founded by artistic curator Aaron Rose to introduce kids to new creative opportunities in the arts, to present a series of educational workshops focused on creativity and design. Beginning July 12, local students will work alongside Nike designers and Make Something!! artists to design graphics, apparel, footwear and event activities in celebration of the World Basketball Festival taking place in New York in August.

Cooper-Hewitt Announces Winner of K-12 Doodle 4 Google Design Contest and Launches Exhibition

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will present the exhibition “Doodle 4 Google: If I Could Do Anything, I Would...” from May 27 through Aug. 15 in the Target National Design Education Center. The exhibition features the winning designs from the 2010 Doodle 4 Google competition for K-12 students from around the country and includes educational programs for teachers and students focusing on the problem-solving nature of the design process.

Cooper-Hewitt Announces Appointment of Objects Conservator

Friday, April 16, 2010

Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Annie Hall as the museum’s first objects conservator, made possible through support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Hall will study and interpret the museum’s vast collection, collaborate with curators, trustees and the public, gather and disseminate knowledge of the highest scholarship about the unstudied objects in Cooper-Hewitt’s collection and plan for the long-term care of the objects. Prior to this appointment, the museum has had to rely on freelance conservators to treat objects on an as needed basis for all installations, exhibitions and loans. “Hall brings remarkable experience and expertise to the museum, and she will continue to fulfill our mission through her ability to preserve and care for our incredibly diverse objects,” said Curatorial Director Cara McCarty. “Conservation and preservation of Cooper-Hewitt’s holdings is vital for the safety and longevity of the objects within the collection.”

Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to Present "Doodle 4 Google" Exhibition Featuring K-12 Design Contest Winner and Finalists

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum today announced its partnership with Google on an exhibition of this year’s U.S. “Doodle 4 Google” design competition winner and finalists. The “Doodle 4 Google” design competition invites K-12 students from across the country to think like designers, using Google’s iconic logo to convey their hopes and dreams inspired by the theme, “If I Could Do Anything, I Would...” On May 27, the winning student’s design will be the doodle of the day on the www.google.com home page. The top four National Winners from each grade group along with the 36 Regional Finalists’ designs will be featured in the exhibition from May 27 through July 8. The exhibition will focus on the creative nature of the design process and will include educational programs for teachers and students.

Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to Present "Doodle 4 Google" Exhibition Featuring K-12 Design Contest Winner and Finalists

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bill Moggridge, designer of the first laptop computer in 1980 and co-founder of IDEO, the renowned innovation and design firm, has been named director of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York, effective March 2010.

Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Awarded $600,000 Grant by The Rockefeller Foundation

Monday, January 4, 2010

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has received a $600,000 grant from The Rockefeller Foundation to develop its groundbreaking 2007 “Design for the Other 90%” exhibition into an ongoing series that will continue to focus on design solutions that address 90 percent of the world’s population not traditionally serviced by the professional design community.

Cooper-Hewitt Hosts K-12 Design Education Program in San Antonio

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will host A City of Neighborhoods, a professional development program for K-12 teachers, in San Antonio Aug. 3–7. A City of Neighborhoods will bring together 32 educators from all disciplines from across the country for a five-day workshop of interactive activities—walking tours, workshops and presentations by leading design experts—that demonstrate how to incorporate design thinking into classrooms.

Administration Officials and White House Staff to Moderate National Design Awards Public Programs July 24 in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum celebrates the 10th anniversary of the National Design Awards with free public programs that explore design.

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