February 18th, 2014
The “Best” Natural History Exhibit is a Personal Preference
I was recently asked what I thought the best natural history museum exhibit was. I have visited hundreds of museums, many with awesome natural history exhibits. I’ve seen The American Museum, The Smithsonian National Museum of History, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Natural History Museum of LA, Denver Museum of Nature and Science and many more. Yet, the one that immediately pops into my head is The Field Museum. The word favorite or best is a personal preference. I’ve visited this museum the most and it holds a special place in my heart. (more…)
February 6th, 2014
Who are the best museum exhibit design firms or design/build firms? I recently asked several colleagues in the industry this question. None had a definitive answer. When you visit a museum you don’t think about who designed and built it. You want to know if it works for the visitor. Is it engaging?
This is just a screencap from Warner Bros. 2013 movie Pacific Rim, but seriously how awesome is this? (more…)
January 30th, 2014
Exhibit Costs Can Be Confusing
Museum exhibit fabrication costs can be confusing. Clients can be aghast and dismayed that a Pileated Wood Pecker model can cost over $2,000 and a flying Great Blue Heron can cost over $6,000. Fabrication costs come down to the difference between customization and mass production. You can buy customized cabinets for your home or you can buy mass produced ones. There is a big price difference. (more…)
January 21st, 2014
At Taylor Studios, we believe in constant improvement. This may mean anything from better internal communication to creating better experiences for museum visitors. Our Art Director, Jason Cox, has been working on improving communication between his office and the design department. Through his efforts to improve how projects are presented, came clarity in expectations. (more…)
January 7th, 2014
Did you know being grateful will make you happier? People often reflect this time of year. Given the holidays and the recent snow storm, I have spent a little less time in the office. This extra time at home has given me an opportunity to reflect on where the love of what Taylor Studios does came from. Thinking about my love of history and our ability to bring it alive took me back to my childhood.