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Museum Design Guides

Simple Principles for a Solid Exhibit


Not everyone can afford the services of a professional designer, but that shouldn’t stop you from creating a good exhibit. We’ve created this series of design guidelines to help you avoid some common design pitfalls and tell your story when you’re on a budget.

These are meant to be posters: print them out and hang ‘em up on your wall!

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Interpretive Font Sizes

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Object Credits

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Interpretive Panel Angles

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Interpretive Panel Heights

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Type Design Basics

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Accessibility Checklist


Panel Design / Word Count Examples

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Word Count Example - Sunset

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Word Count Example - Grasslands

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Word Count Example - Archeology


Standard Exhibit Element Height Examples

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Upland Exhibit Systems - Standard Element Heights


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