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Exhibition journal issues


Published twice a year, Exhibition offers 128 pages of thought-provoking articles, exhibition critiques, commentary, technical articles, and essays. Each issue is organized around a theme, such as the power of words, exhibitions and universal design, innovation and community relevance, and new media in exhibitions.

The following is the table of contents for each issue with one or two free articles to read (starting with the Fall 2022 issue). Click here to view a list of the full archives.



Spring 2023 Table of Contents

Cover of Exhibition Journal with a drawn seesaw with a gold coin on the higher end and a lightbulb on the lower end.Vol. 42, Issue 1

Big Ideas on Small (or Smaller) Budgets


Tough Art: Building a Collection at Any Price by Anne Fullenkamp

Selection Pressures + Value Engineering = Design Adaptations by Elizabeth K. Shea, Helen Bilinski, Jennifer Acord, Stephen Petri, and Peter Lam

Designing Small Traveling Exhibitions for Large Impacts by Lauren Hunley, Cecelia Gavinsky, and Kevin Kooistra

Crafting Cardboard Experiences: The Activity that Evolved into an Exhibition by Joe Imholte and Keith Braafladt

Fast & Cheap, Stable & Reusable: Reimagining Touch-based Interactive Installations at SFO Museum during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Aaron Cope

Made in Polimi: 35 Square Meters for 150 Years of History by Ludovica Cappelletti and Lola Ottolini


President’s Letter by Travis Helms

Editor’s Letter by Jeanne Normand Goswami

Exhibits Newsline by Jenny-Sayre Ramberg

Q&A: Talking Tech with Matt Maher

Exhibition Critique: Denver’s Iconic, Interactive, and Inciting Public Art [by a museum person who loves this town] by Beth Kaminsky

Nuts & Bolts: Bold Lighting Without the Big Price Tag by Avraham Mor and Casey Diers

Nuts & Bolts: The Wheel Has Been Invented – How Documenting Work Saves Time and Money, Boosts Morale, and Improves the Visitor Experience by Matt Isble

Book Review: Design for Belonging: How to Build Inclusion and Collaboration in Your Communities reviewed by Becky Seabrook

Announcements: 2023 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo



Fall 2022 Table of ContentsDecorative

Vol. 41, Issue 2

Effective Exhibitions Should _____________.


Effective Museums and Exhibits Should Build Community: La Rodadora by Isabel Diez, Set David Solís Adame, and Gabriela Torres

What You Bring With You, and What You Take Away: Strategies for Supporting Creativity and Making Meaning in Immersive Exhibitions by Jessica Neuwirth and Hillel O’Leary

Effective Exhibitions Should Provoke! by Tsione Wolde-Michael and Nancy Bercaw

Towards Shared Authority: Community-Authored Labels Expand Expertise, Spark Relevance, and Build Relationships by Melanie Parker, Alison Crites, and Amelia Wiggins

Effective Exhibitions Should Make Lasting Connections Through the Emotional Mapping of Storytelling by Cynthia Torp and Scott Perich

Advancing Environmental Justice Through Inclusive Design and Sustainable Materials by Brenda Baker and Douglas Flandro

Effective Exhibitions Should Build Bridges by Stacy Wakeford


President’s Letter by Jennifer Chow

Editor’s Letter by Ellen M. Snyder-Grenier

Exhibits Newline by Jenny-Sayre Ramberg

Guest Essay: Effective Exhibitions Should be Imbued With Passion by Lonnie G. Bunch III

Nuts & Bolts: Credit Where Credit is Due: The Case for Credit Panel Standards by Paul Stavast and Hannah Sharp-Wang

Exhibition Critique: The Black Index by Brisa Smith Flores

Book Review: Designing Museum Experiences reviewed by Sara DeAngelis

Announcements: Celebrating the Work and Talent of Our Community


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