Effective Exhibit Interpretation and Design

Effective Exhibit Interpretation and Design

by Tessa Bridal


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759121102
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/24/2013
Series: Effective Exhibit Interpretation and Design Series
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Tessa Bridal has over 30 years of experience working with museums, and as a consultant nationally and internationally, and received the American Association of Museums’ Education Committee Award for Excellence in Practice, given to individuals who have greatly influenced the work of the museum education field. She is the author of a prize winning novel, a contributor to several anthologies, has served as editor of newsletters and museum publications, and of the non-fiction book Exploring Museum Theatre, also published by Alta Mira Press. She can be contacted at tessa.bridal@icloud.net.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
The Museums
Chapter 1
oDesigning an exhibit and a program space simultaneously oRetrofitting and Adding Interpretation to Existing Exhibits oNo Program Space oChallenges and Benefits of collaborative exhibit design/fabrication and interpretation/program development
§Dead space
§Connection to exhibit
§Sound and activity from adjacent exhibits
§Technical needs
§Visitor comfort oAddress the needs of an audience to see, hear, and focus oDiscuss the various styles of interpretation best suited to the goals of your exhibit oResults
Chapter 2
oMascots oExhibit host/greeter oTours oGuest presenters oObject carts oFacilitated programs oDemonstrations/presentations oCharacter appearances oStorytelling oCreative dramatics oLiving history oMuseum theatre
Chapter 3
oProgram development oExpectations of programs and those who present them oWho presents oWho are our interpreters and what do we call them?
oSelecting presenters oTraining/coaching oWhy hire live interpreters when electronic means are available?
oScripts oIn closing…
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
Appendix H
Appendix I

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