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Exhibits as a Business

Yesterday (2/15/2011), I had the opportunity to chat with Michael Libbie of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications on his internet radio program, Insight on Business. We talked about Exhibitsmith and the “business” of exhibits. I had a wonderful time talking about my current projects, exhibit development, ethics, and a few personal tidbits (just for fun). … Continue reading

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My Favorite Book

I’ve been writing this blog for about six weeks now and it’s occurred to me that I’ve barely mentioned my work in the Des Moines University Archives and Rare Book Room. I have a sneaky feeling that I’ve avoided it because I’ve been trying to get a departmental newsletter off the ground for ages, and … Continue reading

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The Job Search

When people ask me for career advice — which has been happening a lot lately, my number one piece of advice is to be creative. Start by studying the popular museum and archives job sites and be sure to read the job description and requirements closely. If a job calls for 10+ years of experience … Continue reading

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Collection = Found!

There is nothing better than discovering–or rediscovering–something neat in your collection. This could be something that you didn’t know existed, something that had been misplaced, or maybe something that was properly documented but you just didn’t know you had it (especially if you’re new on staff and still getting to know the collection.) I recently … Continue reading

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Exhibitsmith HQ

I thought you might be interested to have a little “behind the scenes” look into Exhibitsmith HQ. You’ve already seen some of the more exciting action shots here, but I thought I’d give you a little tour of my “home office.” Notice how the quotations are in boldface–in actuality, a large part of my “office” … Continue reading

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Archival Products at Archival Products

I recently had the opportunity to tour the offices at Archival Products, a local archival supply company. Per their website: Archival Products presents elegant solutions for preservation for colleges and universities, museums, historical societies, art and music libraries, medical schools and government offices as well as for the private conservator. The offices and warehouse were … Continue reading

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