GLENDALE — The Armenian American Museum has announced the selection of world-renowned Gallagher & Associates as the lead exhibition design and planning company for the project. G&A is an internationally renowned interdisciplinary design studio, with offices in Washington, DC, New York, Portland and Singapore.
“We are honored to have been selected as the lead exhibition design and planning company for the Armenian American Museum,” said Patrick Gallagher, President and Owner of Gallagher & Associates. “As storytellers, our goal is to create a truly unique, immersive and impactful experience for every visitor to the Armenian American Museum.”
Gallagher & Associates brings over 20 years of museum planning and design experience to the developing cultural and educational center. G&A has established its reputation in the museum industry for bringing life-changing experiences to life. The company integrates design and interactive media with the physical environment to produce immersive experiences that engage, entertain, and create measurable impact.
Gallagher & Associates designed the online experience for the Armenian Genocide Museum website, an online museum that places the atrocities of the Armenian Genocide in the context of world history and connects visitors to current crimes against humanity to inspire people to speak out and take action. Notable G&A projects include the National Center for Civil Rights and Human Rights, International Spy Museum, National Archives Museum, National Museum of American Jewish History, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Grammy Museum, and more. The company is currently working with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
“We are delighted to be working with a company of the caliber and reputation of Gallagher & Associates in the museum industry,” said Executive Chairman Berdj Karapetian. “The firm will be an invaluable partner in helping us realize our ultimate vision for the Armenian American Museum.”
Gallagher & Associates will lead the design of the museum’s Armenian permanent exhibit. The permanent exhibit will share the Armenian-American experience, including the history of Armenia, the Armenian Genocide, and Armenians living in America through interactive, immersive and impactful storytelling. The company will engage a panel of leading academics, artists and experts throughout the exhibition design process. The museum will also feature traveling exhibits on various cultures and topics that will engage a wide audience and serve as a bridge that connects our multicultural community.
In addition, Gallagher & Associates will develop the museum master plan which outlines key visitor experiences within the general parameters of architecture. The master plan links experiences to the organization’s mission, collections and educational goals, with a focus on the visitor. G&A will be part of the museum’s project design team, working closely with architects, engineers and consultants as they prepare detailed construction plans for submission to the City of Glendale.
The Armenian American Museum is currently in the pre-construction phase of the project, with plans to begin construction in 2020.
The city of Glendale, home to one of the largest communities in the Armenian Diaspora, has dedicated a prime location for the historic project in downtown Central Park.
About the Armenian American Museum
The Armenian American Cultural Center and Museum of California is a developing project in Glendale, California, whose mission is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Armenian-American experience. . The museum will serve as a cultural campus that will enrich the community, educate the public about Armenian-American history, and allow individuals to embrace cultural diversity and speak out against prejudice.
The governance of the museum is entrusted to ten nonprofit Armenian cultural, philanthropic and religious institutions, including the Armenian Catholic Eparchy, the Armenian Cultural Foundation, the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America, the General Armenian Charitable Union. from the Western District, the Armenian Missionary Association of America. , Armenian Relief Society Western USA, Nor Or Charitable Foundation, Nor Serount Cultural Association, Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, and Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church.