RE:DESIGN

Cooper-Hewitt's RE:DESIGN


RE:DESIGN, 2011, Capital Campaign, renovation, construction, Carnegie mansion, Miller-Fox townhouses, adaptation, 21st century

A Car in the House


The poster on the fence outside the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum showed a photograph of the Tata Nano with the caption “actual size.” That didn’t mean that it was easy to install for display in the museum, as you can see from this little movie (filmed by our media makers Shamus Adams and Alex Tibbets).
Tata Nano, car, automobile, vehicle, India, Display, film, RE:DESIGN, renovation, gallery, Exhibition, space, elevator

Dandelion Seeds


I was surprised when I arrived at work yesterday morning when Pete (Ron Petersen), who makes the place clean and ready everyday, said cheerfully, “Great day for a photo-op!” I had no idea what he was talking about.
photo-op, t-shirt, tee shirt, dandelion, seeds, analogy, message, spread, renovate, RE:DESIGN, knowledge, collection, resources, issues, quote, collective, communicate, decisions, outcomes, creative, solutions

Cooper-Hewitt's New Acting Director


As you may know, Paul Warwick Thompson, the Museum’s director of eight years, has resigned to accept the position of rector of the Royal College of Art in London. Starting July 13th, I will serve as acting director of the museum while a ten-member committee, of which I am a part, searches for a permanent director.
Caroline Baumann, Acting Director, museum, Paul Warwick Thompson, Director, Royal College of Art, search committee, RE:DESIGN, renovation, reconfiguration, endowment, increase, Miller/Fox, townhouses, programming