Every year, the Association of Midwest Museums, holds an annual conference and this year, it’s being held in St. Louis. I grew up in southern Illinois and spent more time in St. Louis than anyone else I knew. By the time I was sixteen, my parents were comfortable enough with my ability to get around the city by myself that I was allowed to go alone. (Growing up in a rural community, some people
thought think that was is crazy). While I’ve never lived in St. Louis (not for lack of desire), I do have my favorite spots and I thought I would share a few of them for those of you who may be visiting the Gateway to the West next week. (more…)
Wanted: Exhibit Designer
You have spent the last four to ten years fundraising for new exhibits. You’ve written so many grant proposals your head is swimming. Finally, the time has come! You have the green light to start designing your exhibit space.
So what do you do now? I imagine choosing a design firm is a rather daunting task. You may be wondering, “Where do I start?” or “What are the qualifications I should look for in a firm?” (more…)
When Interpretation is Not Pleasurable
Sam Ham’s Environmental Interpretation: A Practical Guide for People with Big Ideas and Small Budgets has always been a valuable resource in helping Taylor Studios explain general interpretation concepts to clients possessing a cursory understanding of interpretation’s role in designing engaging exhibits. (more…)
For the last couple of years, we have been designing and fabricating interpretive exhibits for the Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College. We teamed with theatrical specialist, Eidson Studios out of Little Rock, AR, to tell the story of our 16th President. (more…)
[Sense of place]…is a combination of characteristics that makes a place special and unique. Sense of place involves the human experience in a landscape, the local knowledge and folklore. Sense of place also grows from identifying oneself in relation to a particular piece of land on the surface of planet Earth.