Exhibit City News - May/June 2019

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The Mastery of Museum Exhibit Design BY CYNTHYA PORTER

When it comes to creating exhibits, one might be tempted to think that the fundamental principles of exhibit design are fairly universal no matter if a display is built for a museum or tradeshow floor. After all, whether headed for Comic-Con, the National Hardware Show or the Smithsonian Institute, elements such as signage, lighting and architecture all need to be expertly crafted with the visitor

Photo by Gallagher & Associates

The helmet wall in the entry of the College Football Hall of Fame is the first step of the interactive journey through the museum. When a visitor selects their favorite team, the corresponding helmet on the wall illuminates, and throughout the venue, information about that team is offered each time a visitor is near an interactive exhibit.

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