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For individuals and organizations new to world of architecture exhibition making, the Smithsonian
Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) is one of the foremost services for routing cultural programs around the United States, sponsoring more than 1,500 exhibitions and related programs. This sample document outlines the level of details SITES uses when evaluating proposed
For individuals and organizations new to world of architecture exhibition making, the following sample document from the National Building Museum provides a straight forward template for considering the feasibility and fit of various proposed projects to your organization’s overarching goals.
Senior Curator with the Getty Research Institute Christopher Alexander participated as a panelist in the 2013 AAO Conference session entitled "Architecture Exhibitions: New Models for Collaboration." The core of Alexander's remarks revolved around the Getty's recent exhibition, "Overdrive: LA Constructs the Future, 1940-1990" and its extensive programming partnership with LA arts and culture outlets through the Pacific Standard Time Presents initiative. Rights issues preclude the sharing of his slides, but here is a good online resource to get you started.
Part of the closing session at the 2013 AAO Conference, Boston-based art gallery Pinkcomma and architecture firm Over, Under presented a brief overview of its strategies to help the newly created BSA Space engage a broad audience through the interdisciplinary design exhibit, Let's Talk About Bikes. Interesting tips on reaching and engaging multiple audiences through accessible exhibition content.
Introductory slides to a featured workshop at the 2013 AAO Conference. Guest curator at BSA Space, Scott Burnham, emphasizes the use of common features in the built environment as a starting place for jumpstarting dialogue with public audiences. Useful information for leadership and volunteers at emerging architecture centers or staff new to architecture exhibitions.
Slides from a featured panel on architecture exhibitions held during the 2013 AAO Conference. This presentation comes courtesy of AIANY/Center for Architecture and documents some of the content from its 2013 exhibition, FitNation, part of a much lengthier and still ongoing commitment to energizing public understanding about how active design enriches public health. FitNation is available for travel.
Slides from a featured panel on architecture exhibitions held during the 2013 AAO Conference. This presentation comes courtesy of Van Alen Institute Executive Director David van der Leer and documents his work while a curator at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The panel focused on new models for collaboration using architectural exhibitions as a common entrance point or background for engaging multiple audiences.
Sample agreement between an architectural organization and an independent contractor for the development of an exhibition.