OSU John Glenn Exhibit

OSU John Glenn Exhibit

When The Ohio State University's Paige Hall became home to the new John Glenn institute for Public Policy and Public Service, Eyethink was asked to create (within the building's soon-to-be-remodeled interior) an exhibit of artifacts and memorabilia from the personal collection of the senator and astronaut.

Upon review of the artifacts and after assessing goals with the Glenn Center staff, it was decided that a permanent exhibition based on the life of John Glenn was a more compelling direction than the original plan which simply called for objects in display cases. The concept of the exhibition “a window through time” presents Glenn's life in three stages—Citizen, Pilot/Astronaut and Senator.

An important component of the exhibit
is a 1,400-square-foot
wall of engraved terrazzo panels that recalls Colonel Glenn’s historic 1962 first American manned space flight. The exhibition also features an interactive touch-screen that displays additional facts, video clips and information about the University's School of Public Affairs. Eyethink also created a donor recognition system for the exhibition and acted as the primary contractor for the design, specification, fabrication and installation for all components.
  • final installation
  • user experience
  • engraved terrazzo wall
  • terrazzo art manufacturing detail
  • timeline view
  • timeline detail
  • isometric drawing
  • interactive touchscreen display
  • interactive touchscreen display detail