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Interpretation Principles 1: The Art of Storytelling in Exhibitions (BCMA Tool, 2019)
Interpretation Principles 2: The Art of Writing for Exhibitions (BCMA Tool, 2019)
Exhibit Panel Design Basics (BCMA Tool, 2019)
Exhibit Panel Design Basics Introduction (BCMA Webinar Recording, 2019)
New! UBC’s Public Humanities Department has created an Exhibitions Toolkit which can be viewed here.
New! Inclusive Design Toolkit
New! Inclusive Design Manual
New! Inclusive Design: Design for Guidance guide
New! Respecting Focus: A Behavior Guide for Intelligent Systems
Activate your Exhibition (BCMA Webinar Recording, 2017)
This Snakes-and-Ladders style game offers a unique way to think about exhibit development. The game is meant to be a fun way to begin the discussion with your staff, volunteers and Board members about the wide variety of steps that go into creating a professional exhibit.
Manifesto for the rEvolution of Museum Exhibitions by Kathleen McLean (AAM Exhibitionist magazine, Spring 2010)
Standards for Museum Exhibitions and Indicators of Excellence (AAM resource, 2012)
Community Issue Exhibition Toolkit: How to make an exhibition with your community So people take action on an issue that matters (OF/BY/FOR/ALL resource, 2018)