BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Exhibits’

  • Ursus Among Us, exhibited at the Gatekeeper’s Museum operated by the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society, presents the story of interactions between humans and bears in the Tahoe Basin. Created in response to visitor requests for more interpretation about these iconic Western animals, the exhibit focuses on educating locals and tourists about the animals’ behaviors, […]

  • Rick Beard’s latest article discusses the interpretive revolution in museums during the 1980s and ’90s, and how high-profile interpretive controversies at the Maryland Historical Society and National Air and Space Museum challenged these tenets. Mining the Museum at MHS and the Smithsonian’s Enola Gay exhibit both created a stir with their content and interpretive methods in […]

  • Senior Curator of History Louise Pubols discusses the Oakland Museum’s  groundbreaking interdisciplinary exhibit and the partnerships with government agencies that made it possible. Above and Below: Stories from Our Changing Bay, exhibited August 2013 through February 2014, used the story of the original 1936 San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to explore how the environment of the […]

  • Embarking on an interdisciplinary activity or exhibition in a museum creates something new by crossing boundaries. Combining science and history not only allows each discipline to complement the other, it also encourages multiple modes of learning. While interdisciplinarity can present challenges—like finding the right balance of science and history—this approach enhances visitor experience in fresh […]

  • We all realize how much technology impacts our daily lives, but what about our historical organizations? And how will it continue to effect the history field in the future? Tim Grove’s latest History Bytes column discusses two recent reports that tackle the topic of technology in the future: the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report, Museum […]

  • In her first column of 2015, Carol Kammen discusses the triumphs and challenges of sending your historical “children” out into the world. When you share your research, exhibits, and projects with the community, you hope they inspire and educate. But they may just as easily be ignored or misinterpreted. Kammen describes taking a tour that […]

  • ExhibitTricks is a trade talk blog for museum professionals of all levels. It includes useful information and resources for museum exhibition design and exhibit development. This blog features downloadable articles, free exhibit resources, and blog posts authored by various professionals in the field. The blog author, Paul Orselli owns an exhibit design company called POW! (Paul Orselli […]

  • Planning any events related to the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War? This panel, led by three experienced hands at developing Vietnam War programming and exhibitions, will provide guidance on collection development and how to interact with veterans, why community partnerships and diverse programming are critical to success, and how to include aspects of the home […]

  •   Since the first four-pocket peasant shirt, place, time, function, and mean­ing have transformed the guayabera. By the nineteenth century, the Spanish and Cuban military adapted the shirt for mili­tary use, and by the twentieth century it had only two pockets and was worn by the Mexican president. In the twenty-first century men from every […]

  • This workshop provides a broad overview of public programming and exhibits with a focus on active learning. Seasoned educators will direct conversations about museum education and the role of museum educators. Through interactive activities and case studies, participants will gain knowledge and tools for a wide range of relevant topics, including audience types, volunteer management […]