The Innovation Lab was established in 2014 to explore new ideas and develop solutions to challenges confronting museums and society in the 21st century. Explore selected projects below.
We seek to scientifically test whether the kind of visual arts training museums are well equipped to provide can improve visual perception and visual cognition. The project is a collaboration with Vanderbilt University, The Ontario College of Art and Design University, and the University at Buffalo, including the Ross Eye Institute.
The AK Innovation Lab was a foundational partner of SACRA, which uses design arts to address critical needs related to neighborhood stabilization, preservation, and workforce training in Western New York.