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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more in the news:
- Nature, January 6, 2011: "MIT's Birthday: Celebrating with Coffee, Calculators, and 150 Years of Science"
- Xconomy Boston, January 7, 2011: "MIT Museum Opens 150th Anniversary Exhibit: A Few Items of Entrepreneurial Note"
MIT 150 and Beyond
In celebration of the MIT 150 Exhibition and MIT's 150th anniversary celebration the MIT Museum presents an ongoing series of public programs throughout 2011. See the full schedule, and join us for tours, conversations, and other special events. We'll be updating this calendar with additional programs throughout the year... stay tuned!