Caroline Baumann, director of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, recently sat down with Allan Chochinov of the design blog Core 77 to talk about the museum’s grand reopening on Dec. 12 following a three-year renovation. She elaborated on how the historic Carnegie Mansion in New York has been reconditioned to accommodate the collections of the nation’s premier design museum and hinted at the exciting changes in store. Read the full interview at Core 77.
The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will reopen to the public on Friday, December 12, with several special exhibitions—from the story of the museum’s eponymous founders to new interactive galleries—alongside the first long-term survey of the Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection. Designers may be particularly interested to visit Tools: Extending Our Reach, spanning some 1.5 million years from handaxes to 3D printers, and Beautiful Users, curated by Ellen Lupton and dedicated to the memory of Bill Moggridge; learn more here.
Posted: 3 December 2014