The Strong National Museum Of Play Teams Up With AIAS For Interactive Exhibit

by Mike Futter on Feb 04, 2015 at 06:25 AM

The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York has been engaging in gaming preservation and exhibition efforts for a number of years. Today at DICE (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain), the museum announced a partnership for a new, ongoing exhibit.

The new exhibit, which will open later in 2015, will honor recipients of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) awards. Nominees and winners will be featured along with information about key innovators in the gaming industry. These individuals will be selected from the Academy’s special awards, hall of fame, lifetime achievement award recipients, and pioneer honorees.

The Strong also houses a number of gaming artifacts, including playable hardware and software. The museum, which is also home to the National Toy Hall of Fame was renovated in 2006, and opened the International Center for the History of Electronic Games in 2009 to spearhead efforts to preserve artifacts in the interactive medium.

For more on the Center and The Strong, visit the organization’s website.

[Image courtesy The Strong, Rochester, NY]


Our Take
We used to visit the The Strong regularly with the kids while living in Rochester. The International Center for the History of Electronic Games has further differentiated the organization from other similar facilities around the world, especially as preservation of the medium needs more attention. I hope to get back there soon and see the exhibit when it opens.