From private collection to public exhibit : designing a Native American Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.


The project, From Private Collection to Public Exhibit, involved evaluating a large collection of Native American artifacts at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and using those artifacts to create an object-based exhibit. During this process an exhibit topic was formed, objects were chosen to be included in the exhibit, and text panels and object labels were written. The final product included a 49-page document featuring the correct text and object groupings, a 30-page object list with photographs and object dimensions, and a 2-page exhibit overview summarizing the exhibit.

Exhibit design., Museum exhibits., Native American exhibits., Houston Museum of Natural Science., Gordon W. Smith North American Indian Collection.