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

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

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Overview

Since its publication in 2008, Exhibit Makeovers has been a useful do-it-yourself handbook for museum staff and volunteers. Exhibit Makeovers is a workbook that provides grounding in interpretive principles, how-to-advice, step-by-step guidance, and moral support for in-house exhibit planning and design.

The revised and expanded 2nd edition preserves the supportive tone and easy-to-follow steps that make the original Exhibit Makeovers so user-friendly. Significant revisions-especially in the technology arena-and additions make this new edition a must-have addition to any museum's toolkit:

• New emphasis on visitor input, with step-by-step guidelines for evaluation studies during planning and design.
• New text and worksheets to guide development of interactives, and ensure varied levels of visitor participation.
• Focus on affordable software to help with exhibit planning and design, as well as low-
cost technologies that can vary and deepen the visitor experience.
• Brand-new chapters on exhibit design, production, and installation, written by the experienced team responsible for in-house exhibits at a thriving, mid-size museum.

Following the same pattern as the 2008 original, the revised Exhibit Makeovers guides users through step-by-step processes of a single-case makeover, development of a new exhibit, and renovation/renewal of an entire gallery or museum.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442278660
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/03/2017
Series: American Association for State and Local History Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Alice Parman, Ph.D. has worked in and around museums for more than four decades. Since 1989, she has served small to large museums nationwide as an exhibit planner.
Ann Craig is Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon. She earned the M.A. in Arts Management with a focus on Museum Studies at the University of Oregon in 2006.
Lyle Murphy is an artist and folklorist working for both the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Oregon Folklife Network. His wide skill set has allowed Lyle to create exhibits in galleries, museums, and unconventional settings for over ten years.    
Elizabeth White is the exhibitions designer for the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon. In 2010 she earned an M.S. in Arts Administration with a concentration in Museum Studies at the University of Oregon.
Lauren Willis has worked in education and exhibitions at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon since 2010. She earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Oregon in 2014.   

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1 Exhibit Makeovers Part 1 Starting Small Chapter 2 Plan a Single-Case Exhibit Makeover Chapter 3 Design and Install Your Single-Case Exhibit Makeover Part 2 Strengthening Skills: An Exhibit Gallery Makeover Chapter 4 Expand Your Creative Team Chapter 5 Plan an Exhibit Gallery Makeover Chapter 6 Design an Exhibit Gallery Makeover Chapter 7 Fabricate and Install Exhibits Part 3 Involving Your Community Chapter 8 Do A Small Museum Makeover Chapter 9 Make the Most of Your Makeover Appendix A Resources and Further Reading Appendix B What is Your Museum's Purpose? Appendix C Strategic Planning: An Agenda That Works Subject Index Worksheets Index

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