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Exhibits

The Alliance has compiled this set of exhibit-related resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Blockbusters and Flops: Exhibit Development

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

Exhibiting Borrowed Objects

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.


Other Resources

Greenexhibits.org

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.

Standards for Museum Exhibits Dealing with Historical Subjects

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

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