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  1. Pictures of Sound

    Pictures of Sound

    Case Study

    by David Bailey Published June 25 2007

    One of the toughest challenges we had working on the Wild Music exhibition was adhering to our goal of creating exhibits that were accessible to visually impaired people. Knowing that the primary activity for many of the exhibits would be listening to...

  2. Garden of the Five Senses

    Garden of the Five Senses


    by Wendy Pollock Published August 21 2009

    Midcoast Maine is beautiful even in its uncultivated state, with its granite cliffs, rugosa roses, and fragrant balsam firs. The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens make the most of their location, not far from Boothbay - and the Garden of the Five Senses,...

  3. Tactile maps

    Tactile maps


    by Wendy Pollock on February 03, 2010

    I saw this map at the Chicago Botanic Garden last fall. It's pleasing to look at and touch. But I think words could add to its interest and give a sighted member of a group something to read aloud...

  4. Ernest Coe Visitor Center

    Ernest Coe Visitor Center


    by Jennifer Murphy Chapman Published March 17 2011

    I’m an exhibit developer and writer, and spend a lot of time fighting to keep excess text off exhibition panels. The first thing I size up when I walk into an exhibition, beyond the feel of the space, is the text. Are the panels succinct? Are they...

  5. MoMA Material Lab

    MoMA Material Lab


    by Sara Boyle Published March 29 2011

    The Material Lab at the Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA, is a new and exciting addition for young museum visitors. The revamped space, which previously served as a Shape Lab and a Line Lab, opened to the public in mid-February. Since then, the Material...