Exhibitions

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is presenting 5 regional workshops this spring on sustainable exhibit development. At this one-day hands-on workshop, exhibit developers, designers, and fabricators will discuss practical skills for creating more sustainable interactive exhibits. The workshop will focus on case studies and concrete tools that allow exhibit teams to make more...
By: Elizabeth Sutton
Through the Looking Glass: Obsidian Travel and Trade in the Great Basin, Recipient of the 2012 Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Award for Exhibition Excellence
The Utah State University Museum of Anthropology was honored at this year’s Western Museums Association Annual Meeting in Palm Springs as the recipient of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Award for...
By: Clayton Drescher
Why do we work so hard on field trip programs?  Scheduling logistics, paperwork, lesson plan development, docent training, etc. require a massive group effort. Is it because we can all remember field trips from our youth?  Is it because an early museum visitor becomes a frequent museum visitor?  Is it because teachers often use words like “actual,” “genuine,” “first-hand,”...
By: Lisa Falk
Arizona State Museum’s project Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living encouraged conversations, understanding and action related to diabetes prevention, a critical issue in our world today, and especially in Native American communities. It began with a traveling exhibit of the artwork from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Through the Eyes of the...
By: Sarah Asper-Smith
In November, I traveled to Nome for the first time. I have been surrounded by incredible beauty my whole life—I grew up in the coastal rainforest of southeast Alaska, and stare out my window at tall mountains and lush, green forests. But the flight to Nome was breathtaking. Every region of Alaska carries its own beauty, different from the others. My nose was pressed to the...
By: Jenny Meyer
It is safe to say that we are living in a time where most people are looking to save money and one of those ways is through “Do It Yourself” (DIY) projects. However many museums have been practicing the DIY mentality before it became popular.
I spent some time in 2006 working with Richard Everett and Amy Hosa at the San Francisco National Maritime Historic Park working on the...
By: Carol Gil
Through Labor Day 2012, the Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art is Celebrating the Traditional and Modern Arts of Japan with over 150 objects on display. The museum has almost 1300 Japanese artifacts from which we have selected a small sampling to represent various aspects of life in Japan in the last two centuries. Clothing and accessories, textiles, prints, musical instruments,...
By: Debra Darlington
A bit of the “real thing” in Las Vegas. On a recent trip to Las Vegas to see what was new in the worlds of design & environments since the last time I’d braved the city (about 5 years ago), I discovered a gem – the Neon Boneyard.
It’s part of the Neon Museum , which is dedicated to preserving Las Vegas’ neon history.  It’s definitely worth a visit, and was a refreshing...
By: Dan Keeffe
It’s perhaps cliché that “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression,” but that was our mantra last spring at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County as we went about planning for the opening of our new Dinosaur Hall in July 2011.  By Labor Day we had successfully navigated opening 14,000 square feet of new exhibition space and nearly doubling our attendance...
By: Jessica Horowitz
The Bay Area Discovery Museum recently welcomed internationally-known artist Patrick Dougherty to create a new sculpture to replace his first piece, located in the Museum’s Lookout Cove, a large outdoor exhibit space. Titled Peekaboo Palace, this new exhibit overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge. This immersive sculpture brings adults and children together through encouraging...

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