The MetLife Foundation & Association of Children’s Museums announced the selection of Suisman Urban Design and three other international firms (Levenbetts, muf Architecture, WANTED landscape) to participate in a year-long design exploration of the future of the children’s museum. “The Reimagining Children’s Museums Project is an exploration of what it means to experience a children’s museum in the 21st century”, said Janet Rice Elman, ACM executive director. “It’s part of our field’s culture to be proactive.” The three year project is supported by MetLife Foundation.
More than a dozen international design teams responded to ACM’s recent request for qualifications. After careful review, ACM selected four interdisciplinary design teams that will each re-imagine architecture and exhibits, media and technology and the urban design in which the museum is situated.