Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum — In Progress

Osceola's Bandolier bag - Seminole Tribe of Florida Exhibit

The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is located in South Florida, in the heart of the Seminole Tribe’s of Florida’s Big Cypress Reservation. Studio Tectonic is currently providing exhibition design and content development. We are helping to re-envision the museum and broaden the storyline to encompass the Tribe’s entire history, from ancient times to today.

We are carefully collaborating with the community in order to understand the Tribe’s vision of its own story, so that we can share it in a way that expresses that vision fully and accurately. The exhibits will be interpreted by the Seminoles themselves: their voices telling their stories. While the institution draws visitors from around the world, the primary audience is the Tribe itself. The Museum serves as a repository for the Tribe’s traditions and its visions for the future.

Throughout its more than 7,000 square feet of renovated space, the Museum’s new design includes many forms of interactivity. Learning will take place at media-based and hands-on stations, and in deeply immersive theatrical spaces. Artifacts and photographs will play a prominent role in conveying the Tribe’s long history. Exhibits will also use storytelling and inter-generational sharing as key methods.

Client

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, Seminole Tribe of Florida

Location

Big Cypress Reservation, Clewiston, FL


Categories

Audio | Video

Cultural History

Donor Recognition

Exhibit/Site of Conscience

Exhibition

Interactive Media

Museum

Science | Natural History | Technology

Youth Engagement


Partners

Richard Lewis Media Group: Media

Electrosonic: IT Integration

Clanton and Associates: Lighting Design

The Seminole Experience gallery—the central introductory area—uses evocative media to present the Museum’s three primary themes. Visitors choose their own pathways through the exhibitions.
Maker Space at the Ah Tah Thi Ki Museum
  • Ah Tah Thi Ki Museum Plan