Museum of Science Fiction to build preview museum.
The Museum of Science Fiction (MoSF) is holding an exhibit design competition for a temporary, semi-permanent preview museum it will build as it seeks to establish a science fiction museum in Washington, D.C.
The competition is open to students, architects and industrial and exhibit designers. Teams or individuals from the U.S. or abroad may participate. Participants must register before 5 p.m. EST on Oct. 31, with submissions due before 5 p.m. EST on Nov. 30. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize.
The preview museum will be used to test innovative, new technologies and gain insights into the visitor experience to inform planning for a future, full-size museum. The exhibits will engage and educate visitors with compelling content, design, programming and visual and digital installations.
It will be 3,000-4,000 square feet and must accommodate at least seven exhibits that will be rotated periodically over a four-year period. The gallery must be able to accommodate special programs and fundraising events with seating for 150 people. Designs should emphasize creative approaches in light of the subject matter and the need for flexibility in a small space with a budget allowing for $200 per square foot.
Visit the MoSF website for more details.