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The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
 
National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Using design and technology to showcase

one of the world’s largest collections of fine-scale miniatures and toys.

We collaborated with West Office Exhibit Design to create a modern museum experience containing toys and fine-scale miniatures. We designed and developed over 1,000 custom displays and artifact enclosures, interactive video walls, motion activated lighting, signage, and custom games that invites patrons to experience a new standard of museums.

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custom displays and artifact enclosures, interactive video walls, motion activated lighting, signage, and custom games

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two-story rotating toy-tisserie that displays more than 1,000 toys

 

The most popular features are a two-story rotating toy-tisserie that displays more than 1,000 toys, and a 9-foot tall custom made zoetrope that visitors can spin to see an animation of a pilot take off by plane but land by parachute. Visitors can visit In the Artist’s Studio where they can see if they have what it takes to be a miniature artist. The museum is located in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Testimonials

“DI worked with T/m to create one-of-a-kind exhibit elements that would stand the test of time. The fabricators earned our confidence through their professional approach, creative problem solving, and ability to deliver durable, high quality displays.”

Petra Kralickova, Executive Director, T/m

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Carole Hollman

Carole Hollman

Practice Director - Cultural

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 - Cultural

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.

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

Director of Advanced Manufacturing Solutions

Brought onboard to Dimensional Innovations in 2020, Paul has over 20 years of experience developing and executing some of the world’s most challenging architectural cladding projects. He specializes in working directly with design,... more about Paul Martin Paul Martin Paul Martin Director of Advanced Manufacturing Solutions

Brought onboard to Dimensional Innovations in 2020, Paul has over 20 years of experience developing and executing some of the world’s most challenging architectural cladding projects. He specializes in working directly with design, ownership, and contracting  teams to refine and optimize designs for fabrication and installation. Using DI’s advanced CNC equipment, including the largest 3D printer commercially available, Paul is able to assist designers in realizing their most ambitious projects, while working directly with the Operations group to ensure budget and schedule expectations. Paul is also able to leverage the vast capabilities with DI’s design and technology departments to further enhance the projects under development. 

 

Paul earned a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. He often presents his work at industry conferences and guest lectures at various university programs.

 
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