museum  exhibits

I've been proud to serve on teams in the following ways: creative direction, art direction, artistic direction, curation, artifact management/conservation, installations, interpretive programs, digital exhibit concepts, arts education, client/fabrication team liaison, fabrication budget management, proposal and bid development

Gerald O. Young 
helicopter operations facility 


museum exhibit fabrication sales / team lead (+ creative director - helicopter sculpture and acoustic photo wall) 

The Gerald O. Young helicopter facility covered 2 floors of exhibits. We included highlights in the design such as a dedication zone with timeline and life like mannequin of Gerald O. Young,  an iconic 17 foot custom sculpted helicopter hanging in the atrium, an auditorium with photo acoustic panels and video timeline wall, a heritage lounge with memorabilia, custom wood work and new kitchen,  5 briefing rooms exhibit panels, a 65 inch touch-table with custom programming, artifact cases, custom award and leadership displays.,

In addition to brainstorming ideas and crafting the proposal that sold won the entire 2 floor project, (total budget $859,000.00,) I creative directed and project managed it's most artful features. One of which was a 17 ft. abstract hanging sculpture that would be come the dramatic icon of the facility.  By creating it in a way that that revealed internal and external design, it would immerse visitors in an exciting experience as they approached the sculpture from many angles and peer into it while using the buildings existing wrap around staircase,

 

The sculpture I had in mind was very stylized, abstract and very unusual for a military facility. Persuading the military was part of my role, as well as selecting a sculptor, negotiating the design between the stakeholders. and protecting the budget for art when a simpler fixture would have satisfactory.  But I saw this design opportunity as the jewel of the building and essential to creating a memorable landmark.

The entire finished project was a huge success for the building and the sculpture became the icon of the facility I had imagined. The leadership of the entire base cane to see the project and the Wing Commander and Air Force One admired the project so much that they expressed interest in working together again on upcoming project.s.

Gerald O. Young
Dedication Zone
40 Years App
Meridian International "40 years" app 
museum exhibit fabrication sales  & creative direction

The 40 Years app was a creative response to the Meridian's desire for a media component in their traveling photography exhibition. Although the initial request was for a motion graphic to be shown at the exhibit, I suggested we create an app approach instead, because it would bring more value to the client. Audiences all over the world could play though a combination of acquiring codes on the Meridian website and using them on the phones app. This App allowed for audiences world over to see the entire exhibit online and learn more about select photographs through gamification. It also would help virally market the exhibit tour through social postcards sent out from the game visuals. The app included 2 games, an interactive postcard and an animated video.

App development collaboration with subcontractor Trivium Interactive.

http://www.meridian.org/lookingbacklookingforward/

 WWII through   Russian eyes 

Artifact conservation manager + exhibit technician


A traveling exhibit of over 500 famous and infamous artifacts from the Russian Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow. A joint venture directed by Mark Talisman, Founding Vice Chairman of the Holocaust Museum, Washington, DC.

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 other museum projects  

  • Exhibit Liaison (sales /project management /creative direction) Museum Fabrication, Capitol Museum Services  
    Visit Loudoun Visitor Center;
    Airline Pilots Association
    Helicopter Facility "Gerald O. Young Dedication Exhibit"; 
    Meridian International traveling exhibition App -- "Looking forward Looking Back"; 
    Pentagon - "Joint Chiefs Bradly Case;"
    Supreme Court, "Rule of Law;"
    State Department, "Palacio Bosch," Ambassadors Residence, Argentina,
    Marine Band Library, "Women's Marching Band", "Sousa's Baton" and "Library Gallery"
    Wonder Universe, "Photosynthesis"

  • Associate Curator "A Station Reborn", Washington DC

  • Exhibit technician, scenic painter "The Stuff of Childhood" DAR museum. 

  • Content interpretation and programs  
    Left Noodle - Right Noodle, 90 Countries of global arts and culture curriculum and other themes, creative direction,
    "Lolas Lab" immersive educational learning through live action scenarios, with breakout information and maker segments.

  • Visual display technician for retail stores - 
    Macy's
    Bloomingdales
    Sheridan home and others