Illinois Holocaust Museum
Skokie, IL

Client
Illinois Holocaust Museum

The “Take a Stand Center” at the Illinois Holocaust Museum is an entirely new way to experience history and recognize and appreciate its relevance today. G&A was the first exhibit design firm to work with high-definition holographic interview recordings of Holocaust survivors—created by the USC Shoah Foundation—to create an immersive theater experience inside a museum. G&A designed three exhibit galleries that seamlessly interweave stories of Holocaust Survivors to add context and relevance before and after the theater experience. From beginning to end, the center seeks to invoke and inspire contemporary activism through the use of spoken word, vivid media, stories of famous and every day upstanders, and finally tools to take action.