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Museum of Science Fiction Announces Exhibit Design Competition
Washington, D.C. (Sept. 2, 2014) — The Museum of Science Fiction is proud to announce an exhibit design competition for its 2015 Preview Museum, which is to be located in the Washington, DC metro area. The competition is open to students, architects, and designers from around the world, and registrations are accepted through Oct. 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. The Preview Museum is designed to be a redeployable facility, consisting of gallery space to house interactive exhibits related to science fiction. The exhibits will be rotated periodically over the four-year life of the Preview Museum.
"Our recent success with architectural design competition had an overwhelming international response," said Greg Viggiano, executive director for the Museum of Science Fiction. "In opening the exhibition design process to the global community, we hope to keep that
worldwide excitement going."
The overall winner will be awarded $1,000, and the designer or design team will receive special recognition. For detailed information on program requirements, please visit the competition webpage: http://museumofsciencefiction.org/exhibitcompetition.
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 http://museumofsciencefiction.org/preview-museum.
About the Museum of Science Fiction
The nonprofit Museum of Science Fiction 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. The Museum will show how science fiction continually inspires individuals, influences cultures, and impacts societies. Also serving as an educational catalyst to expand interest in the science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) areas, the Museum uses tools such as mobile applications and wifi-enabled display objects to engage and entertain. For a full press packet on the Museum of Science Fiction’s vision and other information, visit: http://museumofsciencefiction.org/presspacket