The Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals
Environmental-Complete Environment Design - Single
Design Studio: Ralph Appelbaum Associates Interactive Media & Video: American Museum of Natural History Curatorial, Research & Scriptwriting: American Museum of Natural History Lighting Focus: American Museum of Natural History Specimen Mounting & Installation: American Museum of Natural History A/V Hardware: American Museum of Natural History Lighting: Renfro Design Group Audio-Visual Integration Engineering: ARUP Exhibits Structural Engineering: Picco Engineering MEP: Buro Happold Architects on Project: Davis Brody Bond Prime Exhibits Fabricator: Kubik Maltbie Display Cases: ClickNetherfield Exhibit Graphics: Photo Lab Inc.
In 2021, the AMNH's world-renowned Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals were reopened with a completely new presentation. Within the renovated halls, an open layout invites curiosity-driven exploration. Over 5,000 specimens—more than half of which were not previously displayed—are on view in custom casework. State-of-the-art lighting draws out mineral colours, crystal habitats and sculptural forms, optimized to highlight colour variation and refraction in gems and jewelry.