NMAAHC, Smithsonian Institution

NMAAHC, Smithsonian Institution

Location National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC / Designers: Ralph Appelbaum Associates / Fit-Out: Design & Production

Located on the National Mall in Washington, the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in 2016 and is part of the Smithsonian Institution. It has close to 37,000 artefacts in its collection related to such subjects as community, family, the visual and performing arts, religion, civil rights, slavery and segregation.

The galleries include “Slavery and Freedom 1400 – 1877”, “Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation 1876 – 1968”, “A Changing America:1968 and Beyond”, “Sports: Levelling the Playing Field”, “The Power of Place”, “Making a Way”, “Cultural Expressions” and “Taking the Stage”.

More than 270 individual showcases, almost 1 mile walking distance from the 2 furthest apart cases and all installed amongst heavy construction coordination, multiple fabrication & integrations, stakeholders present and finally opened by President Obama himself.

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