Designing Environments to Advance Humanitarian Goals
The educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Museum of Tolerance is a hands-on experiential museum focusing on the dynamics of racism and prejudice through unique interactive exhibits. The renovation program transformed the outdated museum into a destination reflective of the center’s humanitarian outreach.
The renovation efforts encompass exhibit spaces, two theaters, a children’s multi-functional learning center, multi-purpose rooms and modern theater space. The exhibit level features a new entry, lobby and donor wall while the second floor offers a modern resource center for children and other groups. The new spaces offer pivoting media walls which highlight portraits of civil and human rights’ pioneers. Additional features include updated classrooms, a 24- seat viewing room and two exhibits focused on the crusade of Anne Frank.
History is evident here,
first of all as atmosphere.
– The New York Times