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Exhibit Planning and Design

The Alliance has compiled this set of exhibit planning resources from amongst its offerings.

The Concept of an Exhibition

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.

Green Exhibit Checklist: Incorporating Sustainability into Exhibit Development

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.

No Place like Home

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

Sample Documents

Tier 3 museum members can access a number of sample exhibition policies and procedures from other museums.

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