Exhibit Planning and Design

Green Exhibit Checklist: Incorporating Sustainability into Exhibit Development

American Alliance of Museums

The Alliance provides a handout from its 2013 annual meeting, which provides exhibit guidelines that help museums set goals and understand what constitutes a green exhibit. The handouts provide tools and indicators for assessing the sustainability of a project using financial, environmental and social impacts.

Sample Documents

American Alliance of Museums

AAM provides Tier 3 museum members with sample exhibition policies and procedures.

No Place like Home

American Alliance of Museums

Museum shares an article on in-house exhibition, consider its cost-effectiveness, value, accuracy, and opportunities for collaboration with staff.

The Concept of an Exhibition

American Alliance of Museums
Museum offers an article on developing an exhibition and a well-planned interpretive framework. It includes insight on the roles of curators, educators and designers, and how they work together during the exhibition’s development. It also outlines how to strategize for developing the message of an exhibition.

Environmental Guidelines for Exhibit Design

Association of Science-Technology Centers

Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) provides guidelines for designing exhibits to be environmentally friendly.

Listening to Exhibits

Association of Science-Technology Centers

Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) provides resources to heighten the awareness of the museum soundscape—from ambient sound and noise to sound as an element of the multisensory exhibit experience.

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