When Can Multiple Stakeholders Be Bad For Your Project?

The National Association for Interpretation National Conference was last week, and we are celebrating the hard work of interpreters everywhere with a series of blog posts focused specifically on Interpretation

Why You Should Care About Co-Curatorial Exhibits

The National Association for Interpretation National Conference is this week, and we are celebrating the hard work of interpreters everywhere with a series of blog posts focused specifically on Interpretation

How to Create Powerful Themes That Capture Attention

The National Association for Interpretation National Conference is next week, and we are celebrating the hard work of interpreters everywhere with a series of blog posts focused specifically on Interpretation

What’s In a Name?

You might have noticed that we recently changed the name of our blog.  We now call our musings “The Field Journal,” an apt moniker given our work in natural and

Four Surprising Ways to Make Your History Work For You

“There’s an old saying about those who forget history. I don’t remember it, but it’s good.” When you’re in the museum business, it’s easy to take for granted the value

5 Things You Need to Know About Working With Your Board of Directors

Even the best projects can have difficulty getting buy-in from a Board of Directors, but just because the process is painstaking doesn’t mean it isn’t working. Board members often have

Four Good Books for the Curious and Creative

Leaders are readers. There is a perception that artists are the best at being creative. In reality anyone with a curious mind and hunger for knowledge can be creative. Reading

Visuals in the Workplace Can Make You and Your Team More Effective

In the 2002 article Read A Plant – Fast, R. Eugene Goodson describes his reaction to a report generated by a group of Japanese manufacturers who toured his company’s plant:

What You Need to Know to Grow and Lead Your Park

Leadership is not for the faint hearted. It’s easy to get voted off the island if you don’t constantly up your game. Leading doesn’t end with your direct reports, you

How to Create Graphics That Don’t Suck

Expanding on Chris’ post from last week regarding copywriting, this week we discuss best practices for exhibit graphic design.  From colors to fonts, there are many details to consider when