Exhibit Makeovers: A Do-It-Yourself Workbook for Small Museums - American Association for State & Local History (Hardback)
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Exhibit Makeovers: A Do-It-Yourself Workbook for Small Museums - American Association for State & Local History (Hardback)

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Hardback 98 Pages / Published: 11/01/2008
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Excellence in exhibit development is about thoughtful planning, energetic execution, and a spirit of openness and collaboration. It's not about money. It doesn't require prior expertise, though specialists can be helpful. With creativity, effort, and forethought, even small museums with limited financial resources can breathe life into old exhibits or install thought-provoking and eye-catching new ones. In Exhibit Makeovers, Parman and Flowers use straightforward language, informative sidebars, fill-in-the-blank forms, and helpful illustrations to take readers step-by-step through the exhibit planning process. The workbook offers guidance, ideas, and examples in a way that will be useful for a broad spectrum of users, from the enthusiastic volunteer with no academic training to the museum director or professional in need of a practical action plan. To download worksheets from the book, visit Alice Parman's website.

Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9780759109964
Number of pages: 98
Weight: 494 g
Dimensions: 288 x 221 x 14 mm


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At last a practical cookbook for tackling exhibitions for small museums! Parman and Flowers are to be congratulated for this accessible and useful reference for making over exhibits on a small budget. The clear narrative complemented by the sidebars, charts, and checklists make the book easy to use and provide important tools for walking through the exhibit development process. Adding to the credibility of the book are the authors' years of experience working with small museums, and their genuine commitment to the vitality and important role of the thousands of small museums in communities across our nation. I highly recommend this book to Boards, staff and volunteers of small museums, and those interested in the exhibit development process for museums. -- Gail Anderson, President, Gail Anderson & Associates
Parman and Flowers provide step-by-step instructions to creating an exhibit, offering guidance, ideas, and examples. -- May/June 2008 * University Of Chicago Magazine *
A practical guide. . . . A useful resource. . . . Each section includes helpful worksheets to guide readers through the exhibition development process. . . . Many practical suggestions are offered. . . . While the title of Exhibit Makeovers: A Do-It-Yourself Workbook for Small Museums is as playful and creative as its content, this book is a serious resource for small, and not so small, museums. * Exhibition, Fall 2008 *
Exhibit development is something that everyone thinks they can do until they try. They are soon overwhelmed by the complexity. Parman and Flowers' book begins with the visitors and their natural curiosity and paces readers through the process using well-designed forms and checklists. The authors include material from some of the best exhibit developers and designers in the country. This book was created for smaller museums, but all exhibition teams can benefit by referring to this great resource. -- Margie Marino, Executive Director, North Museum of Natural History & Science

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