museum  exhibits

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 AE  (+ creative director for the helicopter sculpture and acoustic photo wall) 

The Gerald O. Young helicopter facility covered 2 floors of exhibits. Highlights included 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.,

I'm particularly proud of this exhibit because  in addition to selling the entire 2 floor project, (total budget $859,000.00) I also creative directed and project managed certain artistic aspects of the project. One was the creation and installation of 17 ft. helicopter sculpture. to inspire and unify the facility exhibits. The idea took advantage of a pre-existing wrap around staircase, allowing the viewer to approach the sculpture from many angles and peer into it as they climbed to the second floor.  

Creating a piece of art was unusual for the client and required a lot of negotiating between stakeholders to make everyone feel comfortable going forward with the artful vision I had in mind. I supervised the entire project budget and carefully protected the budget for this specific piece so it would not be cut.  The wing commander was extremely impressed with the end result and referred our project to Air Force One, noting first among the exhibits, the impressive hanging sculpture..  

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.

 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.

 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 - 
    Sheridan home and others

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