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Museum Exhibit Case Guidelines

Guidelines for museum exhibit cases including conservation, fabrication, and accessibility for people with disabilities.

Essential Reading:

AIC: A set of conservation guidelines for exhibitions

National Park Service Standard Exhibit Fabrication Specifications

National Park Service Standard Exhibit Planning, Design, and Fabrication Specifications

Accessibility for People With Disabilities:

Smithsonian Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design

Other Resources:

ICOM Running a museum: a practical handbook

Conservation and Exhibition Planning: Material Testing for Design, Display, and Packing

NPS Museum Handbook, Part I: Museum Collections

NPS Museum Handbook, Part II: Museum Records

NPS Museum Handbook, Part III: Museum Collection Use

About Mark Walhimer

Mark is Managing Partner of Museum Planning, LLC, a museum planning and exhibition project management firm of interactive educational environments for Science Centers, Children's Museums and Natural History Museums. You can reach Mark at

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