The MIT Museum: Exhibition Design

The MIT150 Exhibition in Cambridge showcased 150 objects and events from the institute’s long influential history. The range of objects offered a fresh, intimate view into MIT and demonstrated the interwoven nature of its campus and programs. The broad collection was organized into 10 themes distinguished by a system of color and typographic treatments. The identity was designed to convey the inventive spirit of MIT and its historic significance.

Exhibition Design Process

Space-planning infographic

MIT 150 Exhibition scale model (1/4" = 1')

Exhibition banners, signs, and display cases

Digital space planning using Adobe Illustrator and Sketch-Up

(All work pictured with the permission of Malcolm Grear Designers)


  • Role Space planner & Designer

  • For Malcolm Grear Designers, The MIT Museum

  • Date January 2011

  • Type Graphic Design, Exhibition Design

  • URL museum.mit.edu/150

  • Installation Orion RED

  • Curator Deborah Douglas

  • Senior Designer Tim Tait

  • CD & Logo Design Malcolm Grear

  • Production Joel Grear

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