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Project Management

Museum Planning Template

The National Park Services's, Harper's Ferry Center has created the "Exhibit Planner Template". A freely distributable template that runs on Filemaker for Mac or PC and "helps exhibit teams manage content elements and keep track of project goals, quality factors, and project requirements related to content."

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Working Big to Small

When I am working on a project I am always thinking “Big to Small”.  What are the big things that need to be finished before I can move onto the smaller and then smaller tasks.  It is all to easy to get tied up in the smaller tasks at the …

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Museum Planning Software

Below is a list of the software I use. I use a MacBook Pro, travel often so like having the laptop.  In the studio have two Mac design workstations and an office computer. Design: Sketchup – Free, 3D drawing software Tux Paint – Free, Great for doing a quick sketches …

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Gantt Project

I am a visual person,until I have a Pert Chart or a Gantt Chart I don’t really understand a project.  I love Gantt Project a free and open source project management software.  It is similar to Microsoft Project with one big advantage (besides being free) that it is cross platform …

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Exhibition Fabrication

Steering Wheel Prototype People always use the word partner when taking about business relationships, as part of the museum planning process finding a fabricator you can work with is truly a partnership. Often ideas will come up and before you want to move forward you want the project estimated, any …

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Tutankhamun and Take Me There Egypt – exhibit review

Tutankhamun shabti, © SANDRO VANNINI From: Nuvo,  “Indy’s Alternative Newspaper” Posted on July 8, 2009 by Julianna Thibodeaux Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, one of the most high-profile blockbusters the city has seen recently, has just opened in unlikely quarters: the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. This local …

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Art Handling / Art Services Companies

Atelier4 (A4): Custom-built crates from recyclable and renewable materials. (718) 433-3500. Art Crating: Local shipping and installation. Caters to major Chelsea galleries. (718) 218-7250. Cadogan Tate: European network, worldwide shipping and a brokerage service that deals with customs. (718) 706-7999. Crozier Fine Arts: One of the oldest craters in the …

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Museum Definition

From Wikipedia Natural History Museum London, Photo by DAVID ILIFF “A museum is a “permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment, for the purposes of …

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