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Exhibition Planning

Step-by-step guide for planning and managing an exhibition display in a museum, archives and/or library setting.

Useful Books on Planning Exhibitions

Beverly Serrell
Exhibit labels : an interpretive approach
Call Number AM157 .S46 1996

A good starting point for thinking about exhibition planning. Especially useful for thinking about the organization and content of viewer-friendly label text. 

Installation view: Myla Fay '11 Salton Sea artist's book

Online Exhibits Resources

There are a few of the online resources we've found most useful for planning exhibitions. If you're writing labels of any kind -- not just about art -- check out A Guide for Interpretive Writing about Art -- the author provides suggestions that work for other types of labels as well. For examples of creative labels and approaches to exhibition texts, see Best Practices in Museum Writing

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