Caroline Baumann is the Director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. To transform the nation’s design museum into a dynamic, global resource for the public understanding of design, Caroline spearheaded the museum’s most ambitious capital campaign to date, which raised nearly $91 million, and led the recent renovation and expansion of the museum’s home in the historic landmark Carnegie Mansion. The reimagined Cooper Hewitt features exhibitions that travel the world; groundbreaking interactive museum technologies; a free national design education program for students K-12; and a permanent collection of 210,000 design objects that are digitized and available on the museum’s website. Since the museum’s restoration, modernization, and expansion, Cooper Hewitt has broken attendance records and won numerous awards and honors, including a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy, a Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits, a Gold Pencil Award for Best in Responsive Environments, a Gold Muse Award for Interpretive Interactive Installations, and LEED Silver certification.

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