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Museum of Science Fiction Announces Architectural Design Competition
Washington, D.C. (May 20, 2014) — The Museum of Science Fiction today announced an architectural design competition for its 2015 preview museum, which is to be located in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The competition is open to students, architects and designers around the world, and will accept entries through Aug. 31.
The museum plans to construct a preview space in 2015 as an intermediary step in its efforts toward establishing a permanent museum dedicated to science fiction’s history across the arts. Both the preview museum and the permanent installation will provide a narrative on science fiction’s relationship with the real world.
“Science fiction has inspired countless artists and scientists across the world,” said Greg Viggiano, executive director for the Museum of Science Fiction. “Opening this landmark project’s architectural planning to the design community will ensure it is infused with the same imagination.”
The chosen entry will be awarded $1,000, and the entry’s designer or team of designers will receive special recognition. For a detailed list of project requirements, please visit the contest page museumofsciencefiction.org/contest.
As the next step toward creating a permanent home for the Museum of Science Fiction, the preview space will give visitors an advance opportunity to experience the unique programming and exhibits the museum will offer, as well as providing a social hub for the science fiction community. To learn more about the Museum of Science Fiction and its mission, please visit museumofsciencefiction.org/preview-museum.
About the Museum of Science Fiction
The nonprofit Museum of Science Fiction (MoSF) will be the world’s first comprehensive science fiction museum, covering the history of the genre across the arts and providing a narrative on its relationship to the real world. MoSF will show how science fiction continually inspires individuals, influences cultures and impacts societies. Also serving as an educational opportunity to expand interest in the science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) areas, MoSF uses tools such as mobile applications and wi-fi-enabled display objects to engage and entertain. For a full press packet on the Museum of Science Fiction’s vision and other information, visit museumofsciencefiction.org/presspacket.