Incorporated in 2003 in Portland, Oregon, USA, the Museum of the City is an international, web-based “museum-without-walls” that creates and presents exhibits about cities – their past, present, and future; their design and development; and the lives of the people—more than half the world’s population—who call cities home.
The Museum of the City is working collaboratively with Portland State University students, faculty and staff, along with colleagues from museums, universities, public agencies and private architecture, design and planning firms to create the Museum’s website and its exhibits program. The Museum also looks forward to engaging individuals who share an interest in cities and who wish to create exhibits for our galleries.
The Museum of the City is administered by the Museum of the City, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) tax-deductible charitable organization whose office is in Portland, Oregon, USA. The Museum’s president and founder is Chet Orloff, a historian and museum director affiliated with Portland State University’s Nohad Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning. Contact: email@example.com.
Chet Orloff, President & Founder
The Museum of the City collaborates with museums and individuals worldwide to create and present electronic exhibits about cities. The purpose of this broad mission is to:
~ encourage and support the collaboration among city museums across nations and international borders;
~ deepen people’s knowledge of cities—their design, history, governance, economies, and social life—and of the range of opportunities and solutions being explored and implemented to make cities more sustainable, creative, secure, and interesting places in which to live;
~ provide city museums, informed citizens, urban scholars, students, architects, planners, and urban designers with the means and methods of sharing their insights and imaginations for cities through creatively designed and intellectually rich virtual exhibits;
~ connect individual cities’ own visions and plans with the combined experiences of cities internationally.