A Story of Corn<br />Red Group – Final Presentation<br />
Topics<br />Team<br />Roles and Responsibilities<br />Project Scope Plan – Big Idea, Audience, Goals, Bubble Diagram<br />...
PowerPoint Presentation<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />3<br />
The Red Team Members<br />Curator – Lisa Seymour<br />Exhibit Designer – Amanda Kreklau<br />Educator – Eric Schwass<br />...
Curatorial Responsibilities<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />5<br />Provided vision and content dir...
Exhibition Designer Responsibilities<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />6<br />Created the bubble dia...
Educator Responsibilities<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />7<br />Led charge on the Interactive Pla...
Project Manager Responsibilities<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />8<br />Planned, monitored project...
Deliverable #1<br />Team Contract<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />9<br />
Contract Outline<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />10<br />Roles and Responsibilities<br />Communica...
Deliverable #2<br />Project Scope Document – The Big Idea<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />11<br />
The Big Idea<br />Corn has been and continues to be an important staple for both food and other uses, and has played an im...
Our Museum<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />13<br />History museum, centrally located in the Midwes...
Target Audience <br />Based on our museum description and our assumptions about the region, the target audience for our ex...
Exhibit Goals<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />15<br />As a result of this exhibit, the visitor wil...
Bubble Diagram<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />16<br />
Deliverable #3<br />Interactive Plan<br />8/28/2010<br />17<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />
How a Combine Harvester Works<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />18<br />Mechanically activated cutaw...
The ‘Corn or No Corn’ Game<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />19<br />Multi-station kiosk consisting ...
Deliverable #4<br />Environmental Plan – Graphic Look and Feel<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />20<...
Color on Walls and Labels<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />21<br />Colors mimic nature<br />Maintaining appropriat...
Materials and Finishes:  Floors and Doors<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />22<br />Bold planks of stained hardwood...
Materials and Finishes:  Seating<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Environmental Plan<br />23<br />Oak benches selected to m...
Materials and Finishes:  Lighting<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />24<br />Wall-mounted track lighting for stormy ...
Materials and Finishes:  Labels and Cases<br />Red Group - Environmental Plan<br />25<br />Label material:  laminated recy...
8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />26<br />A Story of Corn<br />This exhibit is made possible by our gener...
Sample Wall Section<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />27<br />8/28/2010<br />
Deliverable # 5<br />Sample Labels<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />28<br />
Sample Section:  Corn: It’s Everywhere!<br />Introduction Panel<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />29...
Sample Section: Influence of Corn on the Midwest<br />Red Group - Environmental Plan<br />30<br />8/28/2010<br />Secondary...
Sample Section: Social and Cultural <br />Object Label<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />31<br />Ind...
Lessons Learned<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />32<br />Refine the big idea to a manageable chunk ...
Lessons Learned, Continued<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />33<br />Don't get too attached to conte...
Lessons Learned, Continued<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />34<br />Determine each team member's ex...
8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />35<br />
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The final presentation for the Red Team in this summer\'s Exhibition Strategies course at Johns Hopkins Museum Studies program.

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  • Color palette for walls, fixture bases, labels and text
  • Reclaimed flooring in hardwood, preferably red oak; Craftsman style doors leading into restrooms and loading dock area
  • Craftsman style oak bench – 2 in the space; provides storage underneath for brochures and family items while viewing exhibit
  • Representative lighting chosen for space
  • Sample label (to show material) and sample cases
  • Entrance mural at doorway leading into the exhibit; photographs provided by Chèrie Whipple
  • JHU Exhibition Strategies Final Presentation

    1. 1. A Story of Corn<br />Red Group – Final Presentation<br />
    2. 2. Topics<br />Team<br />Roles and Responsibilities<br />Project Scope Plan – Big Idea, Audience, Goals, Bubble Diagram<br />Interactive Plan<br />Environmental Plan<br />Sample Labels<br />Lessons Learned<br />8/28/2010<br />2<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />
    3. 3. PowerPoint Presentation<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />3<br />
    4. 4. The Red Team Members<br />Curator – Lisa Seymour<br />Exhibit Designer – Amanda Kreklau<br />Educator – Eric Schwass<br />Project Manager – Chèrie Whipple<br />8/28/2010<br />4<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />
    5. 5. Curatorial Responsibilities<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />5<br />Provided vision and content direction on each deliverable<br />Led charge on the Big Idea (project scope) and Sample Labels<br />
    6. 6. Exhibition Designer Responsibilities<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />6<br />Created the bubble diagram<br />Led charge on the Environmental Plan<br />
    7. 7. Educator Responsibilities<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />7<br />Led charge on the Interactive Plan<br />
    8. 8. Project Manager Responsibilities<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />8<br />Planned, monitored project schedule; documented the project<br />Led charge on Team Contract and Final Presentation<br />
    9. 9. Deliverable #1<br />Team Contract<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />9<br />
    10. 10. Contract Outline<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />10<br />Roles and Responsibilities<br />Communication Plan<br />Deliverable Submission<br />Project Schedule<br />Project Standards<br />Personal Accountability and Expectations of Team Members<br />Approval Signatures<br />
    11. 11. Deliverable #2<br />Project Scope Document – The Big Idea<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />11<br />
    12. 12. The Big Idea<br />Corn has been and continues to be an important staple for both food and other uses, and has played an important role in shaping the history and culture of the Midwest<br />The Importance of Corn: It’s Everywhere!<br />The Influence of Corn on the Midwest<br />The Social and Cultural Importance of Corn<br />8/28/2010<br />12<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />
    13. 13. Our Museum<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />13<br />History museum, centrally located in the Midwest<br />City of approximately 50,000 people<br />15,000 square feet of permanent exhibits<br />Our temporary exhibition will fill approx. 1100 sq. ft. <br />Local branch of a large bank is the funding source<br />
    14. 14. Target Audience <br />Based on our museum description and our assumptions about the region, the target audience for our exhibit is as follows:<br />Families (parents with children, grandparents with grandchildren)<br />School tours, grades 1-8 (i.e., if we launch the program to coincide with the school year)<br />Educators from the local schools<br />8/28/2010<br />14<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />
    15. 15. Exhibit Goals<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />15<br />As a result of this exhibit, the visitor will<br />Have a better appreciation for the role corn farming and production has played regionally<br />Understand the significant role that corn has on the economy from its many uses portrayed in the exhibit<br />Relate to the stories of corn products in use in our daily lives and the opportunities and challenges that corn provides<br />Engage in activities about how corn has impacted our culture in the Midwest<br />
    16. 16. Bubble Diagram<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />16<br />
    17. 17. Deliverable #3<br />Interactive Plan<br />8/28/2010<br />17<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />
    18. 18. How a Combine Harvester Works<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />18<br />Mechanically activated cutaway model of a modern combine harvester <br />Illustrates level of technological advancement applied to modern-day corn harvesting<br />Appeals to children 8 and up<br />Question and answer label<br />Comparison chart nearby of hand harvesting methods and amounts<br />
    19. 19. The ‘Corn or No Corn’ Game<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />19<br />Multi-station kiosk consisting of a screen and two buttons<br />“Is there a corn product in the pictured item, or not?“<br />Appeals to children ages 12 and up and adults<br />Visitors learn about some of the more clever uses for parts of the corn plant<br />
    20. 20. Deliverable #4<br />Environmental Plan – Graphic Look and Feel<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />20<br />
    21. 21. Color on Walls and Labels<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />21<br />Colors mimic nature<br />Maintaining appropriate contrast between text and background, and objects<br />Light sky blue for wall space around clerestory windows<br />Light grassy green for the exhibit walls<br />Dark brown for exhibit text and other accent points<br />Butter yellow for text panels and object labels<br />8/28/2010<br />
    22. 22. Materials and Finishes: Floors and Doors<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />22<br />Bold planks of stained hardwood for flooring<br />Doors in prairie-style with frosted windows <br />8/28/2010<br />
    23. 23. Materials and Finishes: Seating<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Environmental Plan<br />23<br />Oak benches selected to match prairie-style design<br />Comfortable, colorful cushions with fabric protector<br />Space below for exhibit brochure<br />
    24. 24. Materials and Finishes: Lighting<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />24<br />Wall-mounted track lighting for stormy days or nighttime hours<br />Temporary coating on upper-story windows to reduce UV infiltration to avoid damaging objects<br />Diffused display case lighting set in tracks along the base of the plexiglass cover<br />8/28/2010<br />
    25. 25. Materials and Finishes: Labels and Cases<br />Red Group - Environmental Plan<br />25<br />Label material: laminated recycled composite<br />Font choice: abcdeABCDE (Century Schoolbook)<br />Cases: recycled, formaldehyde-free MDF, painted dark brown, and topped with UV-resistant plexiglass<br />8/28/2010<br />Sample<br />
    26. 26. 8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />26<br />A Story of Corn<br />This exhibit is made possible by our generous sponsor: The Farmers Bank<br />The Museum of Midwestern History wishes to thank our corporate members.<br />
    27. 27. Sample Wall Section<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />27<br />8/28/2010<br />
    28. 28. Deliverable # 5<br />Sample Labels<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />28<br />
    29. 29. Sample Section: Corn: It’s Everywhere!<br />Introduction Panel<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />29<br />In a way, you may be eating corn even when you don’t see it on your plate! Livestock are the biggest consumers of corn in the U.S., so the beef, chicken, pork, eggs or dairy in your supermarket originated with livestock as part of the corn economy.<br />
    30. 30. Sample Section: Influence of Corn on the Midwest<br />Red Group - Environmental Plan<br />30<br />8/28/2010<br />Secondary Panel<br />Cornhusk Shellers<br />Farmers used hand-held iron corn shellers to strip corn from the cobs as early as 1815. By the mid 1800s, shellers were operated by hand cranks. Separators sent the cob out the side while the kernels fell to the bottom.<br />Museum of Midwestern History permanent collection. Anonymous gifts.<br />
    31. 31. Sample Section: Social and Cultural <br />Object Label<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />31<br />Indian Corn Harvest by Carrie Dearing<br />Gourd bowl, wood burned and dyed, hand beaded with glass seed beads along rim.<br />Gift of the artist, 2010.<br />
    32. 32. Lessons Learned<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />32<br />Refine the big idea to a manageable chunk – this takes time, discussion, and collaboration<br />Define and articulate the big idea (10 seconds at gun point or elevator speech) clearly and early in the project<br />Start planning the project as early aspossible, determining personal schedulesand project deadlines for workload leveling<br />
    33. 33. Lessons Learned, Continued<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />33<br />Don't get too attached to content – you will inevitably do more research than you can incorporate, write more text and labels than you can possibly use, so ruthless editing will be in order<br />Don’t take feedback personally and offer feedback in a positive, constructive manner<br />
    34. 34. Lessons Learned, Continued<br />8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />34<br />Determine each team member's expectations for the project – are we building a wall or a cathedral – do we share the same vision of the outcome<br />Learn about team members’ work, learning, and behavioral styles in the initiation phase of the project – understanding and adapting to each others' styles makes for easier working relationships<br />
    35. 35. 8/28/2010<br />Red Group - Final Presentation<br />35<br />

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