Lighter, Stronger, Faster will be a unique blend of exhibition and website presented onsite in the MIT Museum and online. Drawing on the Museum’s collection of physical and digital artifacts, it will tell the story of Nathanael G. Herreshoff’s life and work in a form that has never been seen before.
What can professional designers and engineers, students, and the general public learn by tracing the arc of Herreshoff’s accomplishments and influence?
Digitization of the collection and incorporation of the website component will support an exhibition that spans both the physical and digital worlds. It will provide a variety of interaction points, from the beautiful original artifacts to digital and physical interactives. They will tell a multi-faceted story that allows the Museum to engage visitors from all over the world. The exhibition and website will be the most accessible, complete and compelling experience of the Herreshoff legacy that has ever been achieved.
Lighter, Stronger, Faster is emblematic of the MIT Museum’s mission to make MIT research and innovation accessible to all. It is also a proof of concept to advance the Museum’s strategic goals to expand collection access and the quality of the visitor experience both onsite and online.
To learn more about this project and view a demonstration of online and onsite access to the Herreshoff Collection, please contact Kurt Hasselbalch.
The MIT Museum invites support for the Herreshoff Legacy Project, which includes the creation of the exhibition Lighter, Stronger, Faster, the online database, and an educational resource guide and programs. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and the MIT Museum is happy to discuss these with donors.
Online contributions to the Herreshoff Legacy Project can be madeHERE>>