Museum Futures Symposium

This end of semester event will feature the research and speculative proposals of the students of the Fall 2009 Museum Design Lab at the Parsons School of Design’s School of the Constructed Environment.

The evening will begin with an overview of some key trends in museums and a series of short presentations by six student teams who will each talk about their work with a partner museum. The teams represent a mixture of students in programs of architecture, interior and lighting design and the history of decorative arts and design. Their work includes an analysis of their museum partner’s unique assets and speculative proposals for dealing with a range of challenges that the museum will likely face in the next 25 years. A panel discussion in response to the work and other questions will be moderated by Tim Ventimiglia.

Panelists representing the Museum Lab’s museum partners include:

Allegra Burnette, Creative Director, Digital Media, Museum of Modern Art
David Favaloro, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Lower East Side Tenement Museum
David Harvey, Senior Vice President for Exhibitions, American Museum of Natural History
Dr. Sarah E. Lawrence, Director MA Program in History of Decorative Arts & Design, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
Eric Siegel, Director and Chief Content Officer, New York Hall of Science
Lindsay Stamm Shapiro, Exhibition Manager, Smithsonian Institution Museum of the American Indian

Seating is limited so RSVP to:
A confirmation of your reservation will be sent to you before the event.

Tim Ventimiglia

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