MAM Exhibit Design has an array of services from exhibit design, content development, project management, graphic research and design to traveling exhibit management and corporate exhibits.
Exhibit Planning & Design
Inspiring, sense of arrival, curiousity, these are feelings you want exhibits to bring forth. And within budget, schedule and space.
The Vinoy Hotel project is a petite 500 square feet in a high traffic hallway where catering carts and luggage regularly rattled through. The client wanted the exhibit to be “fresh” for up to 10 years and give off a “hip and historic” vibe.
The exhibit won the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs award.
Image: A History of the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Research & Content Development
Curiosity drives the research and content development process. We are always inspired to find that interesting nugget of information that will delight your visitors.
Exhibits in the Doral Glades Nature Center sought to form an empathetic connection between visitors and the fragile ecosystem that’s the Everglades. Their next-door neighbor.
Image: A simple question and answer flip-door activity informs visitors of Everglades animals’ characteristics.
Pulling all the pieces together to complete the project requires masterful organization – and spreadsheets.
To install Green Gold in the new museum, MAM Exhibit Design coordinated the work of independent graphic artists, a photo historian/archivist/client, fabricators, interactive developers, printers and the guy who refurbished the slot machine. The project was delivered on-time and under budget.
Image: A Installing Green Gold – Farming in the Winter Garden Region. Location: Weisman Museum of Southwest Texas; Uvalde, TX
Graphic Research & Design
What if the photographs and records to support an exhibit are stuffed into boxes, found all over town, or in libraries and archives?
Tampa firefighters spent years collecting photographs, artifacts and records. MAM Exhibit Design organized and scanned the photos and documents; found photos in university and community libraries, archives, and personal collections and at a storage unit auction. The documents provide a rich visual history of Tampa firefighting from its earliest volunteer days over a century ago.
Image: Photo of ca. 1950s communication technicians in front of the Gamewell alarm panel at left. Location: Tampa Firefighter Museum; Tampa, FL
Traveling Exhibit Management
Moving priceless art, decorative art and historic documents from museum to museum needs that special attention to detail.
For the Napoleon Bonaparte exhibit, MAM Exhibit Design served as the Registrar – writing original records for 350+ artifacts; as the Exhibit Designer – designing case layouts at host museums, and designing exhibit case interiors and exhibit mounts; as the Preparator - unpacking and installing the precious artifacts
Image: Napoleon: An Intimate Portrait A Napoleon’s coronation sword is mounted in the case with a court coat. (Rebranded to Treasures of Napoleon)