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National Wrestling Hall of Fame - Dan Gable Museum

National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum
 
National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum

My impression of the museum before, as compared to now? It's like night and day.

We didn't really add on to the building but somehow Dimensional Innovations made this place look Smithsonian.

Dan Gable, Iowa Hall of Fame Wrestler

In June 2016, our team partnered with the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum to update an existing facility honoring the Iowa Wrestling legacy of Dan Gable in Waterloo, Iowa. The museum’s $1.4 million dollar began with a complete renovation of the existing building by moving and restructuring walls to create a better user pathway through the museum. With the assistance of an Architecture Firm, the DI team dictated how the space could be best utilized to display and showcase the hundreds of memorabilia pieces and artifacts in vitrine display cases. Then we focused on completely re-imagining the space with a mix of wall graphics, interesting exhibits and displays, timelines, and interactive technology displays showcasing the sport.

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Consecutive Big Ten team titles Iowa won with Dan Gable as head coach

1972 Summer Olympics

Dan Gable won the gold medal in Munich at 149.5 lbs.

 

Following the renovation, the space transformed from a seemingly simple museum into a multi-use venue that will attract new audiences through it’s doors. Complete with a teaching center, small theater and tournament space in addition to the carefully curated artifacts, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame is a dynamic, educational center that celebrates wrestling excellence.

 
Museums + Zoos While artifacts and historic events remain unchanged, the perspectives and experiences used to tell their story evolve. Through interpretive design, we help you create meaningful relationships that translate directly to more visits, membership and advocacy for your cultural exhibits.
 

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Carole Hollman

Carole Hollman

Practice Director - Culture

With over 13 years of experience in the museum design/build world, Carole has successfully led and facilitated large-scale exhibit and interpretive projects of national importance around the country for over a decade. Carole’s passion... more about Carole Hollman Carole Hollman Carole Hollman Practice Director - Culture

With over 13 years of experience in the museum design/build world, Carole has successfully led and facilitated large-scale exhibit and interpretive projects of national importance around the country for over a decade. Carole’s passion for storytelling and her love of the non-profit, educational world make her a natural and compassionate leader in this field. Her combined skills and professional experience make her a powerful listener, communicator, client liaison, internal and external group facilitator, conceptual thinker, visionary, and team leader.

Having spent 20+ years in a number of different creative and educational fields, she brings an added design mentality and the benefits of cross-industry experience to any project. She has an extensive background across a wide range of fields, including: Museum and Exhibit Design and Fabrication; Software Design and Development; Healthcare and Healthcare Education/Certification; Professional and Continuing Education; and K-12 Educational Design.

As the project leader, Carole’s main goal is to assemble the best team for each project, set them up for highest success, and let them do what they do best, while staying personally involved at a high level from beginning to end. Notable past projects include: The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum; Wonderscope Children’s Museum; UNMC McGoogan Library Wigton Heritage Center; Dane G. Hansen Museum; Zoo Knoxville, KidScape at the Johnson County Museum, and the Kansas Museum of History.

Jenni Dold

Jenni Dold

Associate Account Director

Jenni Dold has 15 years of account management and design project management experience, working with both museums and national brands to conceptualize and bring to life multifaceted campaigns through a combination of physical and digital... more about Jenni Dold Jenni Dold Jenni Dold Associate Account Director

Jenni Dold has 15 years of account management and design project management experience, working with both museums and national brands to conceptualize and bring to life multifaceted campaigns through a combination of physical and digital user experiences. Her role as liaison between clients and internal content developers, including researchers, writers and designers, allows her a comprehensive view of the entire project at any given time, ensuring a seamless process where nothing slips through the cracks along the way. Jenni is particularly adept at thinking several steps ahead, anticipating and side-stepping potential obstacles before they arise.

 
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