The opening plenary for Big Design Conference 2011 is Beverly Robertson, the President of the National Civil Rights Museum. The National Civil Rights Museum is located at the Lorraine Motel, which is where Dr. Martin Luther King was shot. It is the only national museum to be located at a U. S. historical monument. Watch this short video for a brief introduction about the museum and its mission.
Beverly Robertson Opens Big Design Conference 2011
The National Civil Rights Museum is being updated for the 21st century. From a design perspective, the content must be historically accurate, respectful, and evocative. Beverly Robertson, the President of the National Civil Rights Museum, is opening up the Big Design Conference 2011 to tell us about these changes, thier design challenges, and the testing they have been doing.
Did you know these fact about the National Civil Rights Museum?
- Dr. King was shot in front of Room 306
- 2011 is the 20th anniversary of the museum’s opening
- Over 200,000 people visit the museum each year
- Almost 20% of these people are repeat visitors
- The museum is roughly 40,000 square feet
- The motel is named after Lorraine Bailey, the original owner’s wife
- You can stroll through more than 15 galleries
We are honored to have Beverly Robertson as our opening plenary. We look forward to hearing about the National Civil Rights Museum.