Whether you are a museum, an association, an individual, or a company, I can help you conceive and develop exhibits that will tel your story in a way that is optimum for you. Today, more than ever, it is much easier to reach a wide audience, not only through physical exhibits, but also through online ones.
Exhibits allow us to present our story to a wider audience. By choosing certain objects among others, we choose to tell a story; by juxtaposing the same objects in different ways, we can tell the same story in many different ways, according to our goals.
Do not be afraid to seek and present your own story in your very own way. Everyone does it–people, institutions, States. There is no “right” way to go about it, because there is not a universal truth. We all make our own stories and abide by our own truths.
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Here is how I can help you:
I will help you develop the concept that will guide the development of your museum or exhibit. We will brainstorm points and topics you are passionate about, and will find threads that coalesce them around a central idea. This idea will radiate other concepts that will help outline and circumscribe your exhibit.
According to the conceptual design that best suits your goals, I will study your collection and holdings and suggest objects or documents that best highlight these concepts. I will discuss these with you and see if we need to find additional material, beyond the objects and documents you have.
PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION
When you are happy with both the concept and the suggested content, we can discuss how to go about making your exhibit a reality through design. Colors, touch, sounds–they all contribute and are part of a successful exhibit. We will decide how best to exhibit a story through props, mounds, and showcases.
Often museums, institutions, and companies are caught up in managing everyday operations or do not have the resources or personnel to take the extra steps that can promote their collections and bring more patrons into their premises or visitors to their websites.
I can help you
- Develop events and programming to showcase your collections
- Study your collections and develop concise projects that can be done by student interns or volunteers
- Help you find funds by seeking relevant national or international grants
- Update your inventories and catalogs
- Develop mobile and augmented reality applications using your collection
- Undertake projects on your behalf and oversee them
New programs, outreach, and initiatives can enhance the image of an organization, be a great publicity tool, as well as an opportunity to approach donors who will consider giving for worthy causes.
Illustrations: “Phrenology Head,” “Light Fixture Diagram,” “Spencerian Saturday,” and “Steampunk Dictionary” from the Graphics Fairy.