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Exhibit Makeovers: A Do-It-Yourself Workbook for Small Museums

Exhibit Makeovers: A Do-It-Yourself Workbook for Small Museums


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Exhibit Makeovers: A Do-It-Yourself Workbook for Small Museums

Excellence in exhibit development is about thoughtful planning, energetic execution, and a spirit of openness and collaboration. It's not about money. It doesn't require prior expertise, though specialists can be helpful. With creativity, effort, and forethought, even small museums with limited financial resources can breathe life into old exhibits or install thought-provoking and eye-catching new ones. In Exhibit Makeovers, Parman and Flowers use straightforward language, informative sidebars, fill-in-the-blank forms, and helpful illustrations to take readers step-by-step through the exhibit planning process. The workbook offers guidance, ideas, and examples in a way that will be useful for a broad spectrum of users, from the enthusiastic volunteer with no academic training to the museum director or professional in need of a practical action plan. To download worksheets from the book, visit Alice Parman's website.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759109971
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 01/10/2008
Series: American Association for State and Local History Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 8.53(w) x 11.05(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Alice Parman has served as education department chair at Chicago's Field Museum, director of two museums in Oregon, and planner/writer for an exhibit design firm. An interpretive planning consultant since 2003, she works nationally from her home in Eugene, Oregon. Jeffrey Jane Flowers currently works for the city of Eugene, Oregon as a graphic and exhibit designer and stormwater education specialist.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 1. Exhibit Makeovers Part 2 I. Starting Small Chapter 3 2. Plan a Single-Case Exhibit Makeover Chapter 4 3. Design and Install Your Single-Case Exhibit Makeover Part 5 II. Strengthening Skills: An Exhibit Gallery Makeover Chapter 6 4. Working as a Creative Team Chapter 7 5. Plan an Exhibit Gallery Makeover Chapter 8 6. Design Your Exhibit Gallery Makeover Chapter 9 7. Build and Install Your Exhibit Gallery Makeover Part 10 III. Involve Your Community Chapter 11 8. A Small Museum Makeover Chapter 12 9. Make the Most of Your Makeover Chapter 13 Appendix A: Tools and Resources Chapter 14 Appendix B:What is Your Museum's Purpose?

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