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Curatorial bands: information table displays.
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Curatorial bands + secondary display network.
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Curatorial bands + secondary display networks.
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Information table variations: primary display concept.
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Sample table detail: embedded monitors.
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Complementary displays: independent programming.
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Thematic kiosk > convergence of culture: cultural links.
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Thematic Kiosk > sampling: cabinet of curiosities.
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Thematic Kiosk > cultural context tower: video city.

NEW CULTURAL CAPITALS

The National Building Museum, Washington, DC

This exhibition and related programming explores an emerging trend—a series of remarkable initiatives in cities around the world to develop architecturally innovative campuses or networks of cultural facilities.

Departing from the traditional, sometimes forced, organizational alignments of gallery infrastructure and exhibition content, the concept for New Cultural Capitals depends upon weaving an independent path through the NBM’s series of adjacent galleries, with a sequence of custom tables stretching curatorial themes across gallery compartment boundaries. Gallery spaces left between the primary exhibition component (the tables) and the gallery walls are filled with complementary freestanding elements including thematic digital kiosks, which are designed to encourage interactive experiences and contextualize the exhibition content in concert with large graphic photomurals depicting the architectural and cultural situation of the featured projects.