An earlier closure Edit
The museum had been closed for an extended period once before, during the 13 years from when it was "ousted" from the Cooper Union in 1963 and before it re-opened in the Carnegie Mansion in 1976. The Metropolitan Museum of Art had been interested in absorbing the collection, but the transaction was stopped due to public concern that the collection would lose its integrity and focus within the encyclopedic institution.
Collection Data Edit
The Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum released collection data for 120,000 objects into the public domain in February, 2012, under a Creative Commons Zero license. The text metadata describes approximately 60% of the collection.
The museum has also made 1568 artworks by 493 artists available with gigapixel resolution through the Google Art Project.
The Smithsonian appears to be a member of the International Council of Museums, National Committee of the United States (ICOM-US). Elizabeth Duggal, Associate Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution and Director of the International Museum Professional Education Program, Smithsonian Institution, is one of ICOM-US board co-chairs for the 2011-2014 term.
The museum is not a member of the American Association of Museums (AAM), nor is it accredited by the AAM. The Smithsonian Institution is listed as having been a client of Archives & Museum Informatics at some time during the past 20 years, but it is not readily apparent whether the consulting impacted the Cooper-Hewitt directly.
Seb Chan, the Director of Digital and Emerging Technologies at the museum, was an active member of Melbourne-based Museum3 from 2008-2011, which coincides with the time when he was at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.
In the News Edit
On May 22, 2012, there were 396 results for the term "cooper-hewitt" on Google News. The results were listed over ten pages and only went back as far as May 9, 2012.
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- ↑ Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Library
- ↑ Cooper-Hewitt Renovation
- ↑ Design With The Other 90%: Cities, at the U.N.
- ↑ Graphic Design: Now In Production, at Governor's Island
- ↑ Glueck, G. (September 20, 1976). Reborn cooper-hewitt museum has new home. The New York Times 33.
- ↑ Huxtable, Ada Louise (April 1, 1972). Carnegie house given to cooper-hewitt museum. The New York Times 1, 11.
- ↑ Creative Commons Zero License
- ↑ Cooper-Hewitt Collections Data
- ↑ Google Art Project
- ↑ ICOM US Board. ICOM US.