National Museum of African American History & Culture

Washington, DC

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the newest Smithsonian Institution museum, designed by an architectural consortium consisting of The Freelon Group, Adjaye Associates, SmithGroup, and Davis Brody Bond. Opening its doors in September 2016, this stunning museum has over 350,000 square feet of permanent exhibits, designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, showcasing African Americans’ history of community, visual and performing arts, religion, civil rights, slavery, and segregation.

SH Acoustics was a key part of the exhibit design team, providing exhibit space acoustics, sound containment, noise control, and specialized audio design and media coordination for all galleries. We also conducted extensive review and inspections during the installation and fabrication of the exhibits, as well as acoustic tuning and calibration of hundreds of different media programs.

Architects | Freelon Group, Adjaye Associates, SmithGroup & Davis Brody Bond
Exhibit Designer | Ralph Appelbaum Associates
Exhibit Fabricators / AV Integrator | Design & Production
Media Producers | Cortina Productions, History Channel

Photos    Smithsonian, Steve Haas

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