Cincinnati History Museum

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Services:

  • Master planning
  • Writing and content development
  • Exhibit planning and design
  • Graphic design
  • Executive media production
  • Project management
  • Art direction

Project Description:

Prior to its recent renovation, the Cincinnati History Museum was a major tenant of the Cincinnati Museum Center, a dynamic cultural institution found within the beautifully restored Union Terminal train station. The museum’s design combined contextual artifact displays, historic sets, interactive exhibits and special effects with re-created environments. This approach created varied interpretive experiences and provided entertaining first-person interactions for the visitor.

Attention to specific historic details and colors was critical to the development of the buildings that made up the museum's Public Landing Gallery. JRA’s design team researched, located and acquired much of the historic architectural hardware used on the buildings. Finally, each building was “aged” by a team of scenic painters to add peeling paint, dirt, flood lines and hand-worn patina.

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