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Workshop - DIY Exhibit Planning: Design, Materials and Installation

Learn creative and inexpensive exhibit design planning techniques

Monday, December 16, 2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EST)

* Registration open until 12/12/19 at 12:00 AM (EST)

Event Details

Whether you have a budget of $300 or $300,000, there are inexpensive and practical solutions for museum exhibit design if you think creatively. Learn about available tools and materials for exhibit design and installation on a budget. 

The morning discussion will focus on shortcuts and tips with a holistic view of curation from planning strategies, and design theory to low cost materials and installation procedures in small to medium size museum settings. “Do it Yourself” in-house workflows will be presented and shared to include creating to-scale floorplans with an open-source graphics editor, organizing artwork and generating paperwork in a Microsoft Access database, and using Excel as an artwork hanging calculator. Tools, hardware, and lighting will be explored with an eye toward quality and efficiency, and “other duties as assigned” will also be touched upon. The afternoon session will be a walkthrough presentation and Q&A of the exhibitions currently on view at the National Sporting Library & Museum to see the theory in practice.

Featured Guest Speaker:

  • Claudia P. Pfeiffer, George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Head Curator, National Sporting Library and Museum

  • Lauren Kraut, Collections Manager, National Sporting Library and Museum

Virginia Certificate in Museum Management Credit:

  • Exhibitions



December 16
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Registration Check-in
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Presentation
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Presentation, Discussion and Walk Through Galleries

Registration Instructions: 

Please provide attendee contact information for tickets purchased. It is preferred that each attendee register themself in order that event history is correctly tracked in each attendee's profile. If you are not a member, consider joining to take advantage of the discounted member rate.

Having trouble? We're always happy to help! Contact VAM at 804.358.3170 or email cnewto