Exhibit Design

2.1aGood exhibit design responds to exhibit location, expected audience, budget and subject.

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 a State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs award.

See featured exhibit: A History of the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel, St. Petersburg, FL

Content Development

Planet Water Pier Aquarium, St. Petersburg, FL

Content development is the critical step between your idea for your exhibit and the exhibit physical form.

For Planet Water, we developed the content to tell the story of water. Through a series of modules, each focusing on different aspects of water – sources, consumers, individual responsibility, flooding, and pollution, the visitor is led to become a wise water user.


See featured exhibit: Planet Water, Pier Aquarium, St. Petersburg, FL

Project Management

2.3aProject management is like juggling a bunch of colored balls and always knowing where each color is.

To get Green Gold installed 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.


See featured exhibit: Green Gold – Farming in the Winter Garden Region Weisman Museum of Southwest Texas, Uvalde, TX

Graphic Research and Design

Gamewell fire systemWhat 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.

See featured exhibit: Tampa Firefighters Museum, Tampa, FL

Traveling Exhibit Registrar/Design/Logistics

2.5aMoving priceless art, decorative art and historic documents from museum to museum needs that special attention to detail.

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.

See featured exhibit: Napoleon: An Intimate Portrait


DUP_Svc_2First impressions matter.

A visitor first entering the building’s lobby saw a jumble of mission-related posters, photographs, and a stuffed owl. MAM Exhibit Design cleaned up the lobby with a mural and a mission statement. Art made by artists living within the nine states covered by the regional office was installed throughout the building.



See featured exhibit: NOAA Southeastern Regional Office, St. Petersburg, FL