Adding it all Up: Building the National Museum of Mathematics

Cindy Lawrence
Proceedings of Bridges 2013: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2013)
Pages 547–550 Short Papers


Strategies, setbacks, and stories from the four-year journey to create North America's only hands-on science center focused on math and its many connections, including its connection to the world of art and beauty. Officers from the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) share their experiences in building an innovative new museum from scratch, and describe what's been happening since opening day and what is planned for the future. This discussion places a special focus on the incorporation of artistry into the very fabric of the Museum, and on continued opportunities for art and artists at MoMath.