Rendering Visible

The National Museum of African American History and Culture has launched Rendering Visible, a digital collecting initiative focused on the creative production of African American architects and designers.
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Through a call for submissions, the Rendering Visible initiative will allow the National Museum of African American History and Culture to select architectural illustrations to be considered for inclusion in the Museum's digital collection. The purpose of Rendering Visible is to document the creativity of African American architects and designers.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Museum of African American History and Culture at night.

On their website, they note: 

"We are interested in sketches, renderings, and artistic illustrations that convey the intent and concept of a design project. From the materials submitted, our staff will identify illustrations to be considered for an online archive and/or print publication about the architectural imagination.

We would like to see your architectural drawings, conceptual sketches, computer-generated images, collages, or other illustrative material depicting architectural ideas. We are also interested in imagery that includes scale figures in the spaces depicted, but this is not a requirement. If you are interested in participating in this digital collecting initiative with the museum, we would like to hear from you by June 30, 2020.

Please use the form below to provide the Museum with information about images to be considered for this collecting initiative. You may submit up to five images, however, please submit a separate form entry for each submission. Also, please read the submission terms before submitting.

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Trumpauer-Mulholland Collection

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Trumpauer-Mulholland Collection

Submission Terms

By submitting this form and all its contents, I hereby assert that I have the right to use and share these materials with a public entity. I understand that if the Museum desires to include my submission in any publicly accessible format, I will be contacted by the museum staff. I understand that the Museum will not be able to include any or every image submitted and that submission does not require any commitment on the Museum’s part to use or retain the materials submitted."

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