Traditionally, in the museum exhibit industry, businesses have either been design-only or fabrication-only. Taylor Studios, for instance, was founded in 1991 as a fab-only firm. By the mid-to-late-nineties clients were

After nine years in the museum design business, I know what will happen when people ask me where I work. Our name draws a blank look, so then I say,

As a client, creating a new exhibit can be a huge undertaking. The Request for Proposals is only the beginning of what may feel like a Voyage Into The Unknown.

A Client Guide to Figures: 6 of 6 – Paint and Clothing

This is the 6th and final post of our 6-part series discussing the management and fabrication of human figures. Last month, we covered what goes into the figures (literally) and how they are assembled.

A case study on the Lincoln Heritage Museum design Several years ago, my wife and I moved to Illinois so that I could work on a master’s degree. Even though

8 Simple Ways to Increase Visitor Engagement

I am sure you have all heard of the KISS principle. Keeping things simple is more effective. This certainly applies to technology and storytelling in interpretive exhibit design. A couple

Exhibits cost money. No surprise there. Sometimes, they cost lots of money and since most people don’t purchase new exhibits every day or even every decade, sticker shock can set

A Client Guide to Figures: 5 of 6 – Armature and Assembly

In this 5th installment of our Figure Guide we’ll be discussing figure armature and assembly.

A Client Guide to Figures: 4 of 6 – Sculpting

This the fourth post of a 6 part series discussing the management of figures which will have sculpted bodies or heads. The decision to sculpt a figure’s body or head