Conservation of a Breakthrough Interactive Exhibit by Charles & Ray Eames

Conservation of a Breakthrough Interactive Exhibit by Charles & Ray Eames

“Charles and Ray Eames’ Mathematica, one of the most popular exhibits at the Museum of Science, has been refurbished by staff over the past two years; the exhibit, a visually arresting immersion in mathematical concepts with seven free-standing displays set in a rectangular image-clad gallery, is now on view in a new location. Marie S.A. Sorensen AIA, a Cambridge-based architect specializing in learning environments and modern-period conservation, spoke with Greg Murray, project manager of exhibit conservation and development, about how the finely-detailed artifacts and their modular setting have remained materially robust and intellectually relevant 54 years after they were built.” (excerpt from ArchitectureBoston Magazine)

Sorensen and Murray discussed the detailed conservation effort for this important work of modern-period exhibit design and the exhibit’s continued relevance in engaging visitors and stimulating conversation about math and science. Read the full-length interview in the Fall 2015 issue of ArchitectureBoston Magazine – or download the PDF here 5 Questions: Greg Murray

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Eames, Charles & Ray - Mathematica Exhibit - Boston Museum of Science - 2015-8 - IMG_1572 - copyright Marie S.A. Sorensen copy

Eames, Charles & Ray - Mathematica Exhibit - Boston Museum of Science - 2015-8 - IMG_1587 - copyright Marie S.A. Sorensen copy

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