Oregon State University is gearing up to celebrate its 150th anniversary starting in October 2017 through October 2018. One of the many highlights of the celebration is a seven-month installation at the Oregon Historical Society Museum in Portland.
OSU has contracted with Pacific Studio and AldrichPears Associates to build and design the installation. OSU students, faculty, staff and the Covallis community are invited to attend a meeting and share feedback on an initial concept for the exhibit on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 8 to 10 a.m., in the Learning Innovation Center Room 200.
The exhibit will feature historical elements from throughout the university’s last 150 years, provided from the Horner Collection via the Benton County Historical Society, and OSU Special Collections & Archives.
Pacific Studio is a nationally recognized creator of exhibits and will be responsible for the build on the OSU 150 project. AldrichPears, out of Vancouver, B.C., has been creating exhibits for museums, science centers and zoos for nearly 40 years including locations in Canada, the United States and Mexico, as well as farther afield, including Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. Projects range from an interpretive exhibit for the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, to the Redwoods Visitor Center in northern California. Their emphasis is on highly interactive displays in which visitors become fully immersed in the experience via a variety of technologically sophisticated approaches. The design associates also value multiple perspectives in their design, combining the expertise of many stakeholders when creating their exhibits.
To learn more about the 150th celebration, visit OSU150.org. Those interested in the presentation who are unable to attend can either participate remotely via WebEx, or view a recording of the presentation at a later time. For more information, contact Shelly.firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ Theresa Hogue