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Exhibition Development

Members: 72
Latest Activity: Dec 25, 2013

Welcome to the Exhibition Development group. This group was created For exhibition developers & students to discuss their projects, share photographs and videos. Exhibition development students may want to learn more about getting into this field, so please post information about new projects that might benefit from an intern and respond to student's questions.

 

Quick Links to Museum Exhibition Resources

Committees & Groups

California Exhibition Resources Alliance (CERA)

The National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME) Standing Professional Committee of the American Association of Museums

International Committee for Exhibition Exchange (ICEE) Standing Professional Committee of the International Council of Museums

 

Journals

Exhibitionist Journal

 

On-Line Communities

ExhibitFiles - On-line Community for Exhibition Developers & Designers

NAME ListServ

 

Ethics & Guidelines

Guidelines on Exhibiting Borrowed Objects (from AAM)

Standards & Best Practices (from AAM)

Do you know of additional Exhibition Development Resources?

Please post them in the comments field and they will be added to the above list!

***Check back regularly for more resources as this list is continuously updated

 

This list was last updated on March 2, 2013

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Exhibition Information System Project - HELP!

Started by Lauren Ephithite. Last reply by Megan Southwood Jun 9, 2012. 1 Reply

So, I have a project for my Museum Studies course to design an exhibition, sounds great but I can do this on anything I like, which is proving to be a daunting task. I think that once I have decided…Continue

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Comment by Sharon Jones on December 29, 2011 at 6:35pm

Dear Friends,

I have an exhibition project in NYC and I have to design an exhibit ASAP. I have the basic idea of my theme however I NEED HELP!!!

Does anyone have any tips/suggestions on getting started? Would be much appreciated!

I look forward to your comments...

Best,

SJ

Comment by Megan Southwood on July 22, 2010 at 10:56am
Free Exhibition Cases

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am trying to find a home for 8 or so large exhibition cases (barely used) which will be available at no cost in a couple weeks. My museum, the Anchorage Museum, has a travelling exhibition on Yup'ik Eskimo culture (Yuungnaqpiallerput: The Way We Genuinely Live) closing this weekend at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. NMNH is the final venue for this show, and we will not be keeping the exhibition furniture due to a lack of storage space and the expense of return shipping.
The cases were built specifically for this exhibition, and we are donating 30 of them to a small Yup'ik museum in Bethel, AK, but there are at least 8 exhibition cases--pedestal cases with plexi vitrines--some quite large, that are still available. We would be happy to donate them to a museum or organization in the DC area that might have a use for them and could arrange to pick them up some time between August 9 and August 20. If you are with--or know of--an organization that might have use for these cases, please e-mail me asap at rkenny@anchoragemuseum.org. I am overseeing the deinstallation of the exhibition in Washington, and can provide you with more details (including photos) and arrange for you to pick them up.

Best,
Ryan Kenny

Ryan Kenny
Registrar
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
625 C Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
(907) 929-9244
Comment by yves apeloig on July 6, 2010 at 3:29am
What can be more "improving" fo exhibitions than a device which is usable by all, working every where (inside as well outside), in any configuration you can imagine: culture, game, educative etc. separately or combined.
A system which is working according the visitor's free behavior but inside a "virtual" structure of mediation created by the curator ?
And able to reconstruct in an enriched content associated with all kind of E-services the visit according the personal visitor's path AND preference ...
Comment by Megan Southwood on June 16, 2010 at 3:47am
Check out the webcast, A Conversation with Kathleen McLean, on the Smithsonian Institution website.

The program was recorded on May 15th at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.
Ring Auditorium

Kathleen McLean speaks about what today’s museum audiences expect in an exhibition, current trends in exhibitions from across the nation, and the future of museum exhibitions.

Kathleen McLean is principal of Independent Exhibitions, a museum consulting firm specializing in exhibition development, design, programming, and strategic planning. From January 1994 through September 2004 she was the Director of the Center for Public Exhibition and Public Programs at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, California. Examples of projects she directed at the Exploratorium include the national award-winning traveling exhibition, Memory; a visitor/storytelling research project called Finding Significance; and Seeing, a 10,000 square-foot permanent art and science exhibit installation.

For 30 years McLean has designed and developed a wide range of exhibitions for public audiences in museums of history, art, and science, as well as interdisciplinary and children’s museums. Many of the exhibitions she has developed focus on social issues and public response. From 1986 to 1990, she established the first exhibitions department at The Brooklyn Children’s Museum in Crown Heights, New York.
Comment by Megan Southwood on May 24, 2010 at 11:14pm
Design for Participation Slides from AAM2010 with Dan Spock, Kathleen McLean, Nina Simon, Kris Morrissey and Mark Allen.
Comment by Megan Southwood on May 17, 2010 at 2:44am
Guidelines on Exhibiting Borrowed Objects from the American Association of Museums website.
Comment by Megan Southwood on April 20, 2010 at 5:20pm
On With the Show: New Approaches to Display One-Day Conference in London, April 23rd
Comment by Megan Southwood on April 6, 2010 at 12:19am
ExhibitFiles is an excellent resource for museum exhibition reviews, photos and video.
 

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Exhibition Information System Project - HELP!

Started by Lauren Ephithite. Last reply by Megan Southwood Jun 9, 2012. 1 Reply

So, I have a project for my Museum Studies course to design an exhibition, sounds great but I can do this on anything I like, which is proving to be a daunting task. I think that once I have decided on a topic I will really enjoy designing it. I…Continue

Tags: exhibition, essay, project

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