two children looking amazed in front of a dinosaur exhibit


Exhibitions presenting objects and information in a linear or narrative experience are one of the primary functions of museums. Producing them successfully requires a phased process of planning, development, design, and installation. Browse dozens of resources below on navigating each of these phases.

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If you or your museum produces exhibitions, you’ll want to know about Exhibition. The peer-reviewed journal is packed with insights on the latest developments in museum exhibition practice and award-winning designs.

Published twice a year, Exhibition offers 128 pages of thought-provoking articles, exhibition critiques and 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.


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Become an AAM Tier 3 Museum Member to access sample documents key to exhibitions, including exhibition policies, procedures, and agreements.

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