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Members' Collection Visit | Cooper-Hewitt’s Textiles Collection


Open to Design Watch Members and above. Join us for a rare glimpse into Cooper-Hewitt’s textiles collection with Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Curatorial Director and Head of Textiles. Get a peek at what the department is planning for the museum’s reopening later this year. Examine these extraordinary works that form the core of the textiles collection and guide our acquisitions efforts today.
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Cooper-Hewitt: 2009 Teen Design Fair with Tim Gunn


New York City teens were invited to learn about careers from over thirty professionals working in the fields of fashion, industrial, multi-media and graphic design as well as architecture. Design colleges from around the country were on hand to provide admission and financial aid information. Tim Gunn, members of the cast of Project Runway, and designers from Google, Nike, Gensler, 2x4, SHoP Architects, and more participated in the Teen Design Fair. The event took place during National Design Week, October 1924, 2009.
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Cooper-Hewitt: Museum Design Lab: Museum Future Symposium


The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum hosts the Future of Museum Symposium featuring six groups of interdisciplinary students from the course Museum Lab taught by Tim Ventimiglia at Parsons The New School for Design as well as five museum partners. The symposium starts with an introduction by Ventimiglia followed by the students presenting strategies for six New York area museums, and the symposium concludes with a panel discussion of five partnering museum staff responding to the presentations. Jenny Florence & Maria Antonia Villegas present on Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum.
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Cooper-Hewitt: Target Design Kids Festival


On July 17th, the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 5th Avenue and 91st Street, presents the FREE Target Design Kids Festival! Kids become designers and make fun projects all day! Visit cooperhewitt.org to learn more.
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2010 D.C. Teen Design Fair


Washington DC teens gathered at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery to learn about education and careers in design from the National Design Awards winners, finalists and jurors. These professionals are working in the fields of fashion, industrial design, architecture, multimedia, and graphic design. Tim Gunn and Cooper-Hewitt's Director of Education Caroline Payson lead a discussion with the audience.  
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2011 NYC Teen Design Fair


Watch Teen Design Fair NYC, the kick-off event of National Design Week. Held annually in Washington, D.C. and in New York City, The Fair invites hundreds of local teens to learn about careers from a diverse array of design professionals. Design colleges from around the country are also on hand to provide admissions and financial aid information. Teens have the opportunity to meet Tim Gunn and top designers from the worlds of fashion, industrial design, architecture, interaction, and communication.
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Designboost at Cooper-Hewitt


Back in February, I blogged about the Designboost Web site, likening it to a periodic table of design knowledge. This time, Peer Eriksson and David Carlson were here at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to run the first BoostEvent in the United States.
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Sustainable Sampling


At the end of the introduction to the Multiple Choice exhibition, the curator reflects that, “as contemporary design industries move to open-sourcing and electronic formats for the marketing of their products, physical samples may soon become obsolete.”
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Indie Publishing


One of the themes running through Design Life Now is the opening up of media to everyday citizens. There’s been an explosion of “social media”—Web sites that allow people to build communities and talk with each other on-line. (Blogs like this are one example.)
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