Strong Museum awarded $700k for exhibit on gaming's cultural impact

Chairman's Special Award from National Endowment for the Humanities to fund creation of "Digital Worlds" exhibit
Sep 24, 2019 01:55 PM

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Advanced Worlds is planned to be opened in 2022.
The Strong National Museum of Play has declared it has gotten a $700,000 award from the National Endowment for the Humanities toward another display that will investigate gaming's effect on social history.

The award is through the Chairman's Special Award, which the Endowment's rules state is granted normally just once every year to a task that "looks at significant humanities thoughts in new ways and shows the possibility to contact particularly enormous spectators."

The display, entitled Digital Worlds, will be part into two sections. The initial segment, entitled "Level Up," will put historical center goers into the job of a character on a mission and offer chances to illuminate baffles and conquer different hindrances as they find out about computer games as a rule. The subsequent half, "High Score," centers around the business' advancement and the procedure of improvement.

"With the assistance of this award, The Strong will have the option to manufacture a really stand-out experience that will make the exhibition hall considerably all the more a national goal," said Strong Museum present and CEO Steve Dubnik. "Backing from the National Endowment for the Humanities and different associations is imperative in helping transformative activities like our own to be effective so we can share the social effect of play and electronic games with the world. We're respected to be chosen for the Chairman's Special Award and value NEH's acknowledgment of the significance of computer games to our consistently changing social history and social texture."