October 8th, 2014 by
Posted in Case Study

Lincoln Heritage MuseumA 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 I grew up in the Midwest, I didn’t know much about Illinois other than it was home to Chicago and its slogan is Land of Lincoln (credit Illinois license plates for knowledge of the latter). Fast forward eleven years and; I’m still in Illinois, an official resident, and art director at Taylor Studios Inc., a museum exhibit design and fabrication firm. (more…)


October 1st, 2014 by

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 weeks ago, I visited King John’s Castle in Limerick, Ireland. They recently installed six million Euro of new exhibitry in this 13th Century Castle. This new visitor experience is the cornerstone and start of Limerick’s development plan to become Ireland’s first City of Culture. (more…)


September 29th, 2014 by

Ways to control exhibit costsExhibits 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 in.

Lots of factors influence what exhibit costs.

For a design/build project, clients can expect to pay a design fee and, of course, the cost of the time and materials required to build, ship, install, and manage an exhibit project. Those are the very most basic ingredients that make up a project budget, and, of course, there are lots of nuances that drive those costs. Things like how much travel is required and even the number of miles between the client and design firm can make a difference. (more…)


September 17th, 2014 by
Posted in How To

Part 5 of 6 – Armature & Assembly

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











July 30th, 2014 by

Guide to Lifecast Figures - Sculpted Heads, Carved BodiesThis 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 is made for two very different reasons. (more…)

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