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First Lady Michelle Obama to Celebrate the National Design Awards with White House Luncheon

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum today announced First Lady Michelle Obama will celebrate the 2012 National Design Awards Friday, July 13, with a White House luncheon for the winners of the awards. In support of the First Lady’s emphasis on education and outreach to the Washington, D.C., community, the award winners will participate in an education program for local high school students before the event. Mrs. Obama serves as the honorary patron for this year’s National Design Awards.

Cooper-Hewitt Announces the Selection of Diller Scofidio + Renfro as Exhibition Designer and Local Projects as Media Designer for 2014 Reopening

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum today announced the selection of Diller Scofidio + Renfro as designers of the gallery and visitor experience for the reopening of the museum campus in 2014. Local Projects will act as participatory media designer and develop engaging ways to access digital content at the museum and remotely.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Announces Winners of the 13th Annual National Design Awards

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will celebrate outstanding achievement in design this fall with its 13th annual National Design Awards program. Today, Cooper-Hewitt Director Bill Moggridge announced the winners of the 2012 National Design Awards, which recognize excellence across a variety of disciplines. The award recipients will be honored at a gala dinner Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Pier Sixty in New York.

Cooper-Hewitt’s Education Programming Expands with Addition of New Off-Site Space and Design in the Classroom Workshops

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum today announced a new off-site space to be used for educational programming for students, families, educators and adults. Located at 111 Central Park North in New York’s rapidly developing Park Heights/Harlem neighborhood, the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center will open in May, thanks to generous support from Target.

Graphic Design—Now In Production

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will present the exhibition “Graphic Design—Now in Production” at Governors Island, from May 26 through Sept. 3. Co-organized by Cooper-Hewitt and the Walker Art Center, the exhibition explores some of the most vibrant graphic design work produced since 2000, including posters, books, magazines, identity and branding, information graphics, typography and typefaces, and film and television title graphics. Admission will be free.

Cooper-Hewitt Releases Dataset to Broaden Access to Online Collection

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum today announced the release of its collection dataset, which will broaden access and allow for increased analysis of the museum’s object holdings. Basic museum data for more than 60 percent of the collection (more than 120,000 records) is now available as a single downloadable file at cooperhewitt.org/data. This open data release is the first of its kind for the Smithsonian Institution.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Announces New Board President, Secretary and Appointment of New Trustee

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Comstock as president and Judy Francis Zankel as secretary of its board of trustees. The Smithsonian’s board of regents voted Jan. 23 to appoint Dr. Alberto Eiber to the board of Cooper-Hewitt.

Bill’s Design Talks 2012 Series Spotlights Leaders across the Design Industry

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bill’s Design Talks, a vibrant conversation and presentation series moderated by Cooper-Hewitt director Bill Moggridge, resumes in February and continues through June at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at New York Public Radio.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Announces the Completion of the Capital Campaign for the RE:DESIGN

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum today announced that it has completed its $54 million RE:DESIGN capital campaign goal and commenced renovating the Carnegie Mansion to create enlarged and enhanced facilities for exhibitions, collections display and education programming.

Seb Chan Joins Cooper-Hewitt as Director of Digital and Emerging Media

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Seb Chan as director of digital and emerging media, effective Nov. 28. By creating this new role, Cooper-Hewitt places digital at the center of the museum’s redevelopment and transformation into a 21st century museum, integrating web and social media−blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube−with mobile experiences and ensuring that these endeavors remain sustainable. Chan will lead a digital renewal at the museum, elevating and expanding Cooper-Hewitt’s online user experience alongside its physical renovation period and reopening in 2013.

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