Imrey Studio

Imrey Studio

New York, NY


National Museum of the American Indian permanent galleries

Our latest project for the NMAI, opened in 2010, is a complete retrofit of the permanent galleries and the opening exhibit called “Infinity of Nations”. This project comprises a selection from the Smithsonian’s Collection in Washington D.C., affording a permanent presence in New York.

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) owns one of the world’s largest collection of Native American objects (over 800,000 artifacts), representing over 12,000 years of history and 1,200 indigenous cultures on the two American continents from the Southern tip of Patagonia to the Northernmost reaches of the Arctic. For the first time in its history, the museum will present a coherent “snapshot” of its entire collections.

The design synthesizes the museum’s complex goals of expressing the sizes and contents of the regional collections (many objects from the Meso-American region, very few from Amazonia), providing extensive detailed information about a single unique object from within each region, and highlighting important objects from within the collections.

The custom casework designed by Imrey Culbert were built in Italy and new media stations throughout the gallery with software designed by Potion, will assure a sophisticated and user-friendly presence in the landmarked Customs House.

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Status: Built
Location: New York, New York