History of Flight Comes Alive at MIT
MIT Aero/Astro Exhibits
Exhibit design focused on history of aeronautics and astronautics for academic research building
Cambridge Seven Associates developed exhibits related to the history of the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In addition to renovating and expanding the Learning Laboratory for Complex Systems for the MIT's Aero/Astro Department, this exhibit describes MIT’s role in the history of flight, which is told in timeline form on both sides of a series of columns along a raised walkway separating the library from open teaching space. Scaled, mahogany models are showcased in the Wright Brothers’ Wind Tunnel, and the fritted glass wall of the library reveals silhouettes of air and space vehicles depicted in relative size on the ends of moving stacks. The exhibits are intended to highlight the department and attract new faculty and students.