Hagley Exhibition Offers New Way To Experience Innovation

Hagley Museum’s new Nation of Inventors exhibition, which opens Sept. 13, celebrates the spirit of ingenuity by taking visitors on a journey of the patent system using Hagley’s unique collection of more than 100 patent models. Patent models are scaled representations of inventions that were part of the original patent application process starting in 1790. The patent models demonstrated the key components, usefulness, and novelty of inventions. Beautifully crafted, they not only demonstrated practical ideas but are also works of art. Hagley’s patent models traveled the globe and have been displayed in the National Museum of China in Beijing and in Disneyland Park in Paris. Visit Hagley.org