Exhibiting Borrowed Objects

American Alliance of Museums

The Alliance provides Guidelines on Exhibiting Borrowed Objects. AAM encourages museums to have a written policy; the document discusses issues that should be addressed in the policy.

Blockbusters and Flops: Exhibit Development

American Alliance of Museums

Museum magazine outlines the similarities between good filmmaking and good exhibit design, and explores how to use classic screenwriting techniques to enhance visitor experience.

Standards for Museum Exhibits Dealing with Historical Subjects

American Historical Association

American Historical Association offers its Standards for Museum Exhibits Dealing with Historical Subjects.


Madison Children’s Museum

The Madison Children’s Museum offers Greenexhibits.org as a resource for museum exhibit designers and fabricators. The website offers tips for getting started, a green design checklist, environmental assessment tools, guidelines for material selection, links to sources for exhibit products and sustainable building materials, sustainability guidelines for contractors, case studies, a glossary, and a bibliography.

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