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So, You Want to Build a Museum

If you haven’t worked in the museum or visitor attraction industry before, you are what I like to call a “civic entrepreneur” – you are undergoing a massive project (no matter how big or small) that needs careful planning, a creative team, and attention to details you never could have imagined. 


About Carolynne

Carolynne Harris

Museum Consultant

Carolynne Harris is a museum planner and industry specialist with more than 25 years of experience in the field. Throughout ...

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Museum Planning

Great Exhibits on a Small Budget

There’s a reason people say, “If you want some- thing done well, do it yourself.” This also applies to creating exhibit components in a frugal way. How can you leverage or creatively utilize existing tools, materials, workspaces, or staff to help produce exhibit components? Even if you don’t have a fully functioning (or fully staffed) exhibits department, are there parts of the exhibition development or production process that you can handle in-house to reduce costs? 


About Paul

Paul Orselli

Interactive Exhibit Consultant

For over 30 years, Paul Orselli has worked to create inventive science museums and playful children’s museums, including director-level positions ...

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Low-budget Exhibits

Green Light

When trying to define my occupation to the uninitiated, I often use the analogy that light is to the eyes what music is to the ears. Rhythm, tempo, timber, and layers are my toolbox. To me, “going green” is another tool. It doesn’t mean turn down the music; it means turn it off when no one is listening and it means thoughtfully applying light to tasks, objects, surfaces, and environments.


About Steven

Steven Rosen

Lighting Design

It was Steven’s keen interest in applying theatrical lighting techniques to traditionally non-theatrical environments that led to his founding Available ...

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Lighting Design

Writing and Answering Successful RFP's

RFP- Request for Proposal! Requesting proposals from qualified firms and answering proposals by qualified firms is the lifeblood of our industry. Our industry—exhibits—design, fabrication, media production, and the many other varied and unique specialties that go into making a complete exhibition.


About George

George Mayer

Exhibit / Scenic Fabrication

To his career in exhibit fabrication George Mayer brings a solid foundation in 3D design, logistical planning, marketing, client expectation ...

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Exhibit Fabrication