Garbage Museum

“River of Resources” Exhibition (a.k.a. The Garbage Museum)

client: Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority
location: Hartford, CT | size: 6,000 sq ft | opened: 1993


Mindy launched Lehrman Cameron Studio on the “River of Resources” (a.k.a. The Garbage Museum); the firm’s first project. It is an exhibition about solid waste, housed in a visitor center that is part of Connecticut’s largest recycling facility. The exhibit takes the visitor from the problems to the solutions of solid waste management. The experience helps the visitor emerge with an understanding of solid waste problems and a feeling that he or she can do something about garbage that makes a healthy, positive difference. From the start, Mindy has always loved detritus and has seen it as a resource worth tapping, so this project was near and dear to her heart.

LCS held the design/build contract. We hired Proforma, a Massachusetts firm, to collaborate on fabrication and installation.


Winner of Print Magazine’s Best In Exhibit Design award, 1994.