In January 2011, the MIT Museum opened its first exhibition curated with the aid of the "collective intelligence" of the MIT community. The exhibition opened to the MIT community on January 7, 2011, and will continue through December 31, 2011. The Museum is displaying 150 evocative objects selected to reveal the extraordinary qualities of the Institute throughout its history. The collaborative process yielded unexpected insights and many ideas for artifacts that show what for 150 years has made the MIT environment so distinctive, so innovative and so nurturing for those interested in answering the question: "What do we not yet know?"

The exhibition is the premier show in the museum's new Thomas Peterson '57 Gallery and includes two additional displays on the main campus in the Compton Gallery (Building 10) and the Maihaugen Gallery (Building 14N).

Be sure to visit the new website for the MIT 150 Exhibition.  Enjoy a close-up look at the 150 objects in the exhibition, and add your voice and your stories to become part of a permanent online archive for MIT's material culture.  For additional information email:

MIT Museum homepage 

MIT 150 Exhibition homepage 


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