Planning for People in Museum Exhibitions
By Kathleen McLean
This ASTC bestseller provides a broad understanding of the many disciplines needed to produce effective exhibitions- from industrial, graphic, and interior design, to writing, editing, psychology, and management. Appendices lay out an approach to exhibition critique and provide guidelines for using environmentally friendly materials. The 196-page book has been used in many classrooms and is also available in Japanese from Tamagawa University Press.
Author Kathleen McLean, director of the Center for Public Exhibition and Public Programs at San Francisco's Exploratorium, was previously an independent designer and exhibits director at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, Oakland Museum, and Maryland Science Center.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Museum Visitors
Chapter 2: Museum Exhibitions
Chapter 3: Teams and Schemes:
The Cast of Players
Chapter 4: The Exhibition Development Process
Chapter 5: Doing It Right:
Visitor Studies, Evaluation, and Exhibits
Chapter 6: Problem Solving in Exhibitions
Chapter 7: Participatory and Interactive Exhibits
Chapter 8: Labels: The Exhibition Storytellers
Chapter 9: Transforming Space
Chapter 10: On the Surface: Color, Texture, Graphics, and Materials
Chapter 11: Lighting the Way
Chapter 12: Museum Exhibitions: Constraints and Opportunities
Appendix A: Looking at Exhibitions: One Approach to Criticism
Appendix B: Environmental