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  1. Mythic Creatures

    Mythic Creatures

    Review

    by Paul Orselli Published July 08 2007

    The premise of the exhibition "Mythic Creatures" is excellent, namely, that many myths (giants, mermaids, dragons) have a basis in natural objects or phenomena. Unfortunately the execution of the exhibition does not live up to this premise. The...

  2. North by Southwest: Interactive Kiosk

    North by Southwest: Interactive Kiosk

    Case Study

    by Jim Spadaccini Published July 09 2007

    The kiosk exhibit in this case study shares the same name with the exhibit, North by Southwest: Bering Sea Communities, Collaborations and Collections. The exhibition is currently open at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology in Albuquerque, New Mexico....

  3. Gold

    Gold

    Review

    by Paul Orselli Published July 15 2007

    The traveling exhibition "Gold" is a wonderful example of a natural history exhibition that illustrates both the scientific and cultural aspects of the chosen subject. Gold is curated by the American Museum of Natural History scientist James D....

  4. The American Image: The Photographs of John Collier Jr.

    The American Image: The Photographs of John Collier Jr.

    Case Study

    by Jim Spadaccini Published May 08 2007

    The American Image: The Photographs of John Collier Jr. was developed with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and College of Education’s Technology & Education Center (TEC) at the University of...

  5. Museo del Acero

    Museo del Acero

    Case Study

    by Sanya Pleshakov Published October 18 2007

    Some might have dismissed Blast Furnace No. 3 as an ageing, industrial relic. However Parque Fundidora envisioned a spectacular educational facility—part science center, part museum, part thrill ride—inside its crumbling walls. Today, that dream has...

  6. Lewis & Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition

    Lewis & Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition

    Case Study

    by Tim Grove Published January 10 2008

    This was a 6000 square foot exhibition that traveled the United States during the expedition's bicentennial years, 2004-2006. It originated in St. Louis and host cities on the tour were Philadelphia, Denver, Portland and Washington, D.C. The...

  7. Where History Begins: A Low Tech Document-based Interactive Exhibit

    Where History Begins: A Low Tech Document-based Interactive Exhibit

    Case Study

    by Greg Olson Published January 20 2008

    Challenge: One of the most stinging observations we have ever received about our exhibit program came from a grant reviewer who once responded to one of our proposals by stating flatly, “I refuse to believe that an exhibit of historical documents can...

  8. Terror House

    Terror House

    Review

    by Daniel Spock Published March 27 2008

    On Andrassy Street, one of Budapest’s loveliest boulevards, stands the Terror House. The exterior begins the metaphorical journey contained inside, “terror” literally casts a dark shadow on the place. Boy does it ever. For more than 50 years over...

  9. 9/11 Gallery

    9/11 Gallery

    Review

    by Bill Watson Published April 20 2008

    The 9/11 Gallery occupies approximately 1,500 square feet with an adjacent theater. The centerpiece of the gallery is part of the communication tower from the top of one of the World Trade Center buildings that fell in the attacks of 9/11/2001. The...

  10. Getting By

    Getting By

    Review

    by Bill Watson Published May 31 2007

    The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is located in the Lower East Side of New York City, traditionally - and still - home to recent immigrants to the United States. The museum is actually a restored tenement. Its 20 apartments, each approximately 350...

  11. Virginia Museum of Natural History permanent exhibits

    Virginia Museum of Natural History permanent exhibits

    Case Study

    by Ryan Barber Published March 17 2009

    Exhibits Description: There are two major permanent exhibition galleries at the Virginia Museum of Natural History: "Uncovering Virginia", and the "Lee & George W. Lester, II How Nature Works gallery". These newly-opened galleries total 5,336 square...

  12. Saltville

    Saltville

    Review

    by Nancy Moncrief Published March 19 2009

    The Uncovering Virginia gallery features re-creations of six VMNH research sites that represent time periods ranging from 300 million years ago to 300 years ago. For each site, displays of actual fossils excavated at that site are accompanied by...

  13. The Power of Children

    The Power of Children

    Review

    by Nina Simon Published May 12 2009

    In April, I sat in a half-empty classroom in the middle of the day with an actor and a bunch of visitors and cried. I was in a children's museum. I wasn't injured. I'm not imbalanced. The Power of Children exhibition is just that good. I visited...

  14. Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World

    Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World

    Case Study

    by Karina White Published June 22 2009

    "Beautiful Science" is a permanent, 2500sf library exhibition that aims to present highlights from the history of science in intriguing and accessible ways. Our primary goal: To make a (truly) engaging library exhibition, bringing the books &...

  15. Invention At Play

    Invention At Play

    Review

    by Kelly Brisbois Published July 27 2009

    Invention At Play: The story of American invention Look around, whether you are at home or work (or elsewhere using your portable web enabled device). Virtually every thing you can see and touch was invented by someone. I learned how the...