Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry Announces James Bond Exhibit

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Feb 06, 2024 in

Ravenswood Studio is the exclusive exhibit fabricator for 007 Science: Inventing the World of James Bond. Project Partners include: Luci Creative (exhibit design), RLMG (media producer), Chinagraph (Media Producer), Angle Park (AV Intergrator), and MorLights (lighting design). Rendering provided by Luci Creative. The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is unveiling a new exhibit …

Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains Exhibit Riveting Robots Opens at Science City to Educate Guests About Programming, Coding and Problem-Solving

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Sep 20, 2023 in

Images, video, and release courtesy of Burns & McDonnell. Ravenswood Studio served as the exhibit fabricator on this project. Nearly 40 Raytown students and their teachers helped unveil Riveting Robots, the newest $1 million exhibit at Science City at Union Station. Riveting Robots, the Raytown Challenge Gifted Program’s robotics-themed proposal, won the Burns & McDonnell …

Science City opens new exhibit designed by Raytown students

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Sep 19, 2023 in

The Raytown Challenge Gifted Program, winners of the Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains, will unveil their robotics-themed exhibit, Riveting Robots, at Science City in Union Station. Comprising eight pieces like Robothespian and Mission: Code, the $1 million project involves over 40 students who won $50,000 in grants and collaborated with STEM professionals to …

New Fort Snelling Exhibit – “Many Voices, Many Stories, One Place”

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Sep 15, 2023 in

Amber Annis from MHS talks about diverse historic perspectives at Fort Snelling/Bdote. Ravenswood Studio is proud to be the exhibit fabricator for this historic exhibit.

Fort Snelling introduces a new exhibit to give a fuller picture of Minnesota history

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Sep 13, 2023 in

A new exhibit at Historic Fort Snelling shows the site’s importance to Minnesota and the Dakota people. Fort Snelling completed a revitalization project, renovating the visitor center to emphasize its complex history with the Dakota people. The response has been positive, and a new exhibit, “Many Voices, Many Stories, One Place,” opening on Sept. 16, …

National Music Museum – Eye on Keloland

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Aug 28, 2023 in

This video was originally made for Eye on Keloland. Ravenswood Studio provided fabrication services for this project.

National Music Museum in Vermillion reopens renovated gallery spaces after being closed for five years

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Aug 26, 2023 in

Sioux City’s National Music Museum unveiled a new gallery featuring a Javanese Gamelan, donated by Margaret Ann Martin Everist. The exhibit, representing only two-thirds of the museum’s collection, showcases the percussion orchestra’s instruments, including gongs and xylophones. The Everist Foundation supports educational programs, bringing students to the museum. Luci Creative transformed the museum’s look while …

Club Ebony, Historic Stop Along the Chitlin Circuit, Reopens

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jun 01, 2023 in

The legendary Black-owned nightclub hosted the likes of Tina Turner, Ray Charles and more Club Ebony, a historic venue on the chitlin circuit where legends like Ray Charles and B.B. King performed, closed during the pandemic due to structural damage. After two years of renovations, it’s reopening with a celebration featuring Susan Tedeschi. Originally a …

Larry Bird Museum could be completed in December

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on May 17, 2023 in

The eagerly anticipated Larry Bird Museum is on track for its grand opening on Dec. 21, though there may be some minor delays due to ongoing negotiations regarding audio and media rights, particularly with the NBA. The museum, with a construction budget of $900,000, is in good hands with contractors Ravenswood Studio and Boston Productions, …

CIB picks vendor to build displays at Larry Bird Museum

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Feb 22, 2023 in

Ravenswood Studio Inc. has been chosen by the Vigo County Capital Improvement Board as the display vendor for the Larry Bird Museum. The board approved negotiations for a final cost within the $900,000 construction budget, part of the $1.5 million budget for the museum opening in November or December. Ravenswood Studio, with a successful track …

Young Imaginations Take Flight Inside New Children’s Playspace at Regan National Airport

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jan 25, 2023 in

The National Children’s Museum, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and Boeing, has unveiled Curiosity Runway—a children’s playspace at Reagan National Airport. Located near the North Security Checkpoint, it offers a dedicated area for young travelers to play and learn about STEAM principles, featuring a Paper Airplane Climber, Jetsetter Slide, Cloud Crawler, and …

Next Stop: AAM in Boston

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on May 16, 2022 in

The American Alliance of Museums is back in person, and we couldn’t be more excited to be attending. Schedule a time to meet with Mark Ewing and Justin Hensley to learn about Ravenswood Studio’s exciting projects, and to chat about yours. COME TO A SESSION Mark Ewing will be a panelist on “Traveling Exhibitions: Project Planning When Your Crystal Ball is …

It’s Playtime at ACM InterActivity!

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on May 09, 2022 in

Ravenswood Studio is excited to be attending the Association of Children’s Museums’ (ACM) InterActivity May 16-18. Look for us on the Expo Floor where we will be premiering the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, a project we are fabricating in partnership with ACM and Blue Rhino Design. Mary Kegel and Matthew Russell will be showing off prototypes …

Exhibition Tips: Supply Chains, Labor and Other Potential Production Challenges

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jan 11, 2022 in

This article was originally published on the Association of Midwest Museums Blog. We’ve been curious about the impact of the pandemic on various aspects of museum work – particularly exhibition planning and production – and have reached out to our colleagues within the AMM network to get their “boots on the ground” perspective. This article …

Ravenswood Studio Names Mark Ewing as Chief Operation Officer

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Aug 02, 2021 in

Ewing Brings Both Front and Back of the House Experience to the Newly Created Position Ravenswood Studio, a custom fabrication company that builds exhibits for museums and corporations and scenery for movies, tv, and theatrical productions, welcomes Mark Ewing as its Chief Operating Officer. Ewing will work in partnership with President and Owner, Michael Shapiro …

Perfecting Playtime: Designing and Building with Kids in Mind

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Mar 11, 2021 in

There are few things as heartwarming as seeing a child gleefully enjoying playtime. It doesn’t matter if it is spontaneous or structured, play is an important part of child development. Whether you’re planning a museum exhibit for children, a family reading nook at a public library, or a playspace in a shopping mall, there is …

Ravenswood Studio Named Top 50 Fabricator by Event Marketer

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jan 11, 2021 in

Ravenswood Studio is excited to announce we have been named one of the Top 50 fabricators by Event Marketer! Thank you so much for recognizing us! If you are interested in custom fabrication services, reach out to us at We are excited to help you bring your project to life.

A Strong Partner When You Need One: Michael Shapiro Reflects on 2020

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Dec 11, 2020 in

I think it’s safe to say that this year hasn’t been easy on any of us. We have all adjusted the way we operate to keep our team members safe, while continuing to support our clients. This year has tested us in ways I have never seen in my almost 40 years in the industry. …

Going Green: How Ravenwood Studio is Reducing Its Environmental Impact

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Nov 16, 2020 in

Michael Shapiro has always been interested in ways to “go green.” He drives an electric car, his family grows their own vegetables and herbs, and of course, recycles as much as possible. It comes as no surprise that his personal desire to reduce his carbon footprint floats over to his professional life. “We probably go …

Safety First: Keeping Crews Protected On-site During COVID-19

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Oct 15, 2020 in

It has become clear that the impact and the need to change how we work because of COVID-19 is going to be part of our businesses for a long time. To keep businesses operating through the pandemic, we have seen many organizations shift to working at home. Unfortunately, the work of Ravenswood Studio, exhibit fabrication, …