The first museum dedicated to celebrating the global advertising industry, The Museum of Advertising, has been founded in New York City. Exhibits will feature historical works of all mediums to explore the full spectrum of creativity, culture, and commerce. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is currently in planning stages, working with members of the advertising community and consumer brands on various items including fundraising, sponsorships and building the museum collection.
The Museum of Advertising is committed to preserving and interpreting the historical collective works of the advertising industry through commercial artifacts, celebrated ad campaigns and their creators; exploring sociological and economical impacts; forges emotional connections between visitors and brands past and present; and enhances appreciation for the profound role advertising has played and continues to play in shaping culture, society, and the economy worldwide.
The foundation of The Museum of Advertising is thousands of artifacts in a growing collection founded by Glenn Pajarito, a Madison Avenue advertising executive who has served as Creative Director of multiple global ad agencies for over 100 of the world’s largest brands. Together with the Board of Directors, their goal is to give back to the vibrant advertising community and engage the public.
“The advertising industry is constantly focused on the future and our changing media landscape. What we don’t do as well is preserve the work which is so ephemeral, and recognize the innovations made in communication, design, and media.” Museum Founding Director Glenn Pajarito said. “Advertising also transcends commercial marketing and has influenced product innovations, influenced politics, shaped cultural trends, educated and entertained over generations across the world.“
For more information, please visit https://www.themuseumofadvertising.org.