Museum News

March 2017

Five toy robot artifacts from The Strong’s collections, on loan to the Doheny Memorial Library at the University of Southern California, are featured in an exhibit entitled Uncanny Valleys: Thinking and Feeling in the Age of Synthetic Humans, which runs through July 28, 2017.
The 20-foot, interactive bubble tower in The Strong's Toy Halls of Fame exhibit wins gold at the 2016 New York Design Awards. The bubble tower was created by Unified Field in consultation with the museum's exhibit designers.

February 2017

The Strong launches the Women in Games initiative to document and celebrate the crucial contributions of women to the development of electronic games, past and present.
Fellowship recipient Katriina Heljakka, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Turka in Finland, visits The Strong to explore how toys intrigue players in universal, historical, and sustainable terms.
The Strong renames its atrium the G. Rollie Adams Atrium in honor of its recently retired president and CEO.
The Strong names Carla Fisher, director of product innovation, kids and family, at Netflix, to its Board of Trustees.
The Strong names Martin Jarzebowski, vice president and portfolio manager at Federated Investors, to its Board of Trustees.
Brookhaven National Laboratory loans a re-creation of Tennis for Two—created in 1958 by William Higinbotham and one of the first video games the general public could play—to The Strong for display in its eGameRevolution exhibit.

January 2017

The Strong establishes the G. Rollie Adams Research Fellowships in honor of its former president and CEO and editor-in-chief of its American Journal of Play, who retired from the museum in December.