NMAAHC Launches the “Rendering Visible” Initiative

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Telling “Our Story” has long been recognized as one of the most critical components in elevating both the community and the world. NOMA members will especially be interested in this particular opportunity. The process is simple enough, outlined below and more fully at the submission link at the bottom of the page. Why not enter today?

The National Museum of African American History & Culture is launching Rendering Visible, a digital collecting initiative focused on the creative production of black architects. This initiative will allow the Museum to identify architectural illustrations that may be suitable for inclusion in the Museum’s collection of digital images.

The goal of Rendering Visible is to document the creativity of black architects and designers.

The goal of Rendering Visible is to document the creativity of black architects and designers. We are interested in sketches, renderings, and artistic illustrations that convey the intent and concept of a design project. From the materials submitted, our staff will identify illustrations to be considered for an online archive and/or print publication about the architectural imagination.

We would like to see your architectural drawings, conceptual sketches, computer-generated images, collages, or other illustrative material depicting architectural ideas. We are also interested in imagery that includes scale figures in the spaces depicted, but this is not a requirement. If you are interested in participating in this digital collecting initiative with the museum, we would like to hear from you by June 30, 2020.

Please use the form below to provide the Museum with information about images to be considered for this collecting initiative. You may submit up to five images, however, please submit a separate form entry for each submission. Also, please read the submission terms before submitting.