Cooper-Hewitt: Museum Design Lab: Museum Future Symposium

Event Date: 
Monday, January 11, 2010

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. Clarisa Llaneza, Kate McAleer & Edith Whitsitt present on the Lower East Tenement Museum. Philip Kwok, Kendall Tynes & Jill Vance present on the National Museum of the American Indian. Stephen Kaye & Ryan Massey present on the New York Hall of Science. Miranda Elston (absent partner Emily Kramer) present on the American Museum of Natural History. Lara Huchteman, Kelly Lo & Eri Yamagata present on the MoMA. The panel includes:

Eric Siegel, Director and Chief Content Officer, New York Hall of Science;

David Harvey, Senior Vice President for Exhibitions
American Museum of Natural History;

Lindsay Stamm Shapiro, Exhibition Manager, Smithsonian Institution, Museum of the American Indian;

Sarah E. Lawrence, Director, Master's Program in the History of Decorative Arts and Design, Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum;

Allegra Burnette, Creative Director, Digital Media, MoMA The Museum of Modern;

and Tim Ventimiglia