Design, Edit, Design!

Codi Riley, Business Administration Major/History Minor, 2013

Our exhibit planning is well under way! We are continually writing and revising our introduction panels, sub-theme panels and captions for our various themes. This has been, by far, the hardest part of the class. Whittling down our papers into a couple of paragraphs is incredibly difficult, especially when you want to include ALL the information. We have to pick and choose what information will be most beneficial to the museum visitors and their understanding of the exhibit. As a class, we also have to determine what is the best way to display our information, either in panels, captions, graphics or interactive components.

Along with developing our panels and interactives, next week we have our section design presentations. For this we are each building a diorama of our museum section. This will help us figure out the best flow and placement of items in our part of the exhibit along with getting an idea of how the entire exhibit will flow together. Finally getting to this part of the project is incredibly exciting because it means we are that much closer to the actual installation of the exhibit. The next couple of weeks are going to fly by as we busily continue to develop and plan our exhibit and prepare for the opening!

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