In this curator-guided tour of Acquired! Shaping the National Design Collection, visitors will explore the historical foundations and the future direction of Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection. The national design collection, which has been part of the Smithsonian since 1967, is a living one that continues to grow and change as new works and ideas that define our times are added. Tour led by exhibition curator Cindy Trope, Associate Curator, Product Design and Decorative Arts. 


Generous support for Acquired! Shaping the National Design Collection is provided by Cooper Hewitt’s Collections Committee and by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation.