Tuesday, April 19, 2011

MO MATH Museum Opening 2012 In Manhattan

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The Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is coming to the Flatiron District next year. The museum, which will be the first of its kind, has signed a lease for 19,000 square feet at 11 East 26th Street, across from Madison Square Park.

The opening projected date of the museum opening is fall 2012.

The museum is the vision of Glen Whitney, a former algorithm manager who also taught math at the University of Michigan after graduating from Harvard. Mr. Whitney and his team of 10 staff members are developing between 50 and 60 exhibits for the museum. One exhibit, called The Ring of Fire, is already traveling to museums across the country and will come to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J. this fall.

MoMath recently received a $2 million grant from Google to help other science museums build exhibits from MoMath’s designs. For more information visit MoMath’s website.

picture via UPG

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