Thursday, May 6, 2021

New US Presidents Gallery at Madame Tussauds Washington – review & photo gallery (WashPost)

(Photo: Jim Sulley/Newscast for Madame Tussauds D.C.)
From the Washington Post: ‘Madame Tussauds opened in D.C. three years ago — the 12th Madame Tussauds museum worldwide. But last month, the D.C. location opened a new part of the museum: a Presidents Gallery showing all 43 chief executives from George Washington to Barack Obama. Broken into small rooms that cover certain moments in the country’s past, it’s like a 3-D journey through American history.
“We had a few presidents when we first opened up, but people kept asking for more presidents,” said Dan Rogoski, general manager of the museum. “It makes a lot of sense for the nation’s capital.”’… Access the full story and photo gallery here.

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Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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