Sept 2021 Project News

EXHIBITION AWARD Quatrefoil’s work for the Virtual Science Center exhibition “Reinventing Reality: Explore the Science of Virtual Reality” received the Gold Award in the AR, VR, Mixed Reality category of the 2021 MUSE Awards. The American Alliance of Museum (AAM) MUSE awards recognize outstanding achievement in media and celebrate “scholarship, […]

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Meet Quatrefoil’s New Leadership Team


Quatrefoil Associates announces a major milestone in the exhibition/experience design firm’s three-decades-long history. Effective immediately, a new leadership team takes control of the firm’s management and operations. Michael W. Burns, Roula Tsapalas and Bernhard Mueller have been with Quatrefoil for a combined 45 years and have played key roles on many […]

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Old West Comes to Life at Desert Caballeros Western Museum

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From The Wickenburg (Ariz.) Sun By Scott Turner Sun Editor “Hello there, I didn’t hear you come in,” an Old West storekeeper says, welcoming visitors to “the best general store around.” He asks visitors if they just arrived from the train and suggests they can stay at the Vernetta Hotel just down the […]

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New Ways Museums Can Respond to the Challenges of Our Times

Science Museum of Virginia

Quatrefoil is coming up on two anniversaries. One — celebrating our 32nd year in business — arrives this fall. It’s an opportunity to express our great appreciation to clients (past and current) who have made our work both an honor and a source of pride. The second anniversary is one […]

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Experience Design in a Post-Pandemic World

Quatrefoil Design Director and Firm Principal Michael Burns recently presented a Flash Session on “Designing Museum Experiences in a Post-Pandemic World” at the Texas Association of Museums 2020 VIRTUAL conference. Click on the link below to watch Michael’s presentation.

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Quatrefoil and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear friends and colleagues, We are going through an event that is unprecedented in our lifetimes and across our industry. The aftereffects of this pandemic — physical, financial, emotional, cultural — are going to be felt for years to come. Quatrefoil has taken several important steps in response to the […]

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Los Alamos Historical Society

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Nestled in the quiet foothills and mesas of the east side of northern New Mexico’s Jemez Mountain lies the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP), an area with seventeen “sites of importance” at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), as well as thirteen sites in downtown Los Alamos. The County of […]

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The Reviews are In!

MOB Gallery Exhibit Design

For much of the last month, the Quatrefoil team has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on our work for the Museum of Boulder in Colorado. The permanent exhibit, the Boulder Experience Gallery, opened to the public the weekend of Nov. 17 and the initial reviews from local […]

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Designing for Flexibility

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The Textile Museum’s all-purpose Learning Center Museums increasingly cite flexibility as a key requirement for their exhibition spaces. They define flexibility in a variety of ways including more adaptive interior space, updateable content, and more durable, interactive and multipurpose exhibits. Quatrefoil’s recent work for the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. […]

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