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08 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

See us at Foofest!

Come to AS220′s Foofest on Empire street in Providence this Saturday (August 14th) to see three brand new RIMOSA exhibits!  They are called “the electric maze”, the “rainbow water drums” and the “colored sand table” (not your typical sand table!) Come try them out and let us know what you think.   We’ll be there from 1:00 to 5:00 […]

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13 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Collaboration with Slater Mill

We are very excited to be starting a collaboration with Slater Mill, in Pawtucket RI.  Slater Mill is a wonderfully inspiring place for developing tactile exploration (gears, water, textiles, sound and movement - it’s all there!)  And, of course, it is the birthplace of the industial revolution in the United States.  As their cards say -  “innovation starts here”. […]

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09 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Meeting with HASBRO

We have been very fortunate in that members of the HASBRO Design Collaborative have volunteered to work with us on exhibit design!  These are some of the best design minds in RI, and they are being most generous with their time and expertise.  We hope to introduce some of the new exhibits to come out of our collaboration at FOO […]

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04 May 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Coffee #2

Thank you so much to Heather Wright and Jonathan Ford, who hosted the latest “Get To Know RIMOSA” coffee on April 29th.  We always enjoy demonstrating our small selection of hands-on exhibits and giving a power-point talk which (we hope) clarifies our ideas and invites advice and comments from attendees.  If you would like to help us by […]

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02 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments


Adding new pictures soon!

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27 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

RIMOSA is a nascent museum – come grow with us!

The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art was founded in 2009 and became a federally recognized 501-c-3 organization in 2010.  Our hands-on, interactive art/science exhibits are currently “pop-ups” – that is, they are shown for short periods of time at venues throughout the state.  Past venues include the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities […]

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07 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

We’re official!

We got the official letter from the IRS – our application for federal non-profit status has been approved.  As of February 11, 2010, the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art is a federal 501-c-3 organization.  We have a bank account, a finance protocal in place, and now we’ve passed our last hurdle.  So feel […]

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14 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

New Board Member

We are delighted to welcome Ted McGuire as our newest board member.  He has extensive experience with science museums, as well as being the President of Thames & Kosmos, a publisher and distributer of educational science toys headquartered in Providence, RI.  Please see his bio on our biographical sketches page.

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14 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Correction – pop-up

Correction!!  Our first pop-up, at the John Nicholas Brown Center will only be open from 11-2 Thursdays and Fridays from February 14 to March 12.  This pop-up is a bit unusual, in that it wasn’t done as a group working closely with RIMOSA advisors.  It was, instead, the final project of the RISD Wintersession class […]

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03 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

First “Meet MOSA” Coffee

On January 28 the board members hosted a “Meet MOSA” function at the home of Karen Triedman.  We had been seeking input and advice from interested parties on an individual basis for some time.  The coffee was intended to introduce the concept of MOSA to a number of interested people all at once (ideally people […]

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