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David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins

For over 25 years, Capitol Museum Services (CMS) has worked with leading designers and institutions—public, private and corporate—to create meaningful exhibits covering history, science, anthropology, natural sciences, sports and children’s discovery. We are conveniently located in the Washington Metro Area—the epicenter of the nation’s museum industry. Our staff of expert craftsmen and exhibit specialists has the experience and resources you need to help turn your vision into reality.

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We work closely with the leading designers and institutions in the entire museum segment—museums, visitor centers and corporate environments. Our primary goal is to ensure that the final product conveys the message, and does so in a way that is faithful to design intent, within budget, on time and provides longevity and value for the client and their public.

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David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History “David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins” is Smithsonian’s centerpiece exhibition on human evolution and the Human story. CMS was chosen to detail, fabricate, deliver and install this major exhibition the largest exhibition CMS has produced to date. In addition to our own in-shop work, the scope included managing major subcontractors including; the general contractor, illustrators, scenic designers and installers, wallpaper specialists, glass suppliers and installers, a glass case fabricator (in Belgium), and artifact mount makers and installers. CMS also provided art direction services and interface with a forensic sculptor, casting foundry, A/V systems integrator, and Smithsonian Office of Exhibit Central who was responsible for the Lucy diorama. This fourteen month, seven million dollar project is the centerpiece of CMS’ portfolio of success with budget and timeframe restraints all being met.

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