Lana Hum is a Director of Exhibition Design and Production at The Museum of Modern Art. Trained as an architect, she worked at architecture firms such as Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Tsao & McKown Architects before starting her exhibition design career at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 2003, she joined MoMA in the midst of planning for the historic reinstallation of the collection in the Yoshio Taniguchi addition. Among notable exhibitions she has designed at MoMA are Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen, Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store, Robert Gober, Picasso Sculpture, and most recently, Bruce Conner: It’s All True.
The Exhibition Design and Production department at MoMA is a dynamic team of six designers and production managers working closely with an in-house building staff of carpenters, electricians, lighting mechanics, painters and an on-site frame shop to realize the museum’s exhibition program for changing gallery space. Working collaboratively with curators, artists and colleagues from various areas of the museum – Exhibition Planning and Administration, Registrar, Conservation, Audio Visual, Security, Visitor Services and Graphics – designers pursue exhibition-making from the multiple and synergistic perspectives of curatorial concept, visitor experience and art safety.
On 3 October 2016 Lana Hum and Erik Patton, Director of MoMA’s Exhibition Planning and Administration delivered Art of Display at the Museum of Modern Art lecture at the General Staff Building of the State Hermitage Museum.