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The Museum Life

The Museum Life

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October 03rd 2014:Caught in the Middle: The Reality of Exhibition Designers

It is increasingly common for museums to rely on contractors for special projects from evaluation to media development and design. This slow but steady trend has had a significant impact on exhibitions, both in terms of process and product. Does the current commercial exhibition design system stifle our most visionary and creative minds? Are we homogenizing exhibit experiences? Can we move beyond a process that separates museum staff from “designers” often leaving everyone dissatisfied at the end of the project? Join this week’s discussion with Tim McNeil, Director of the UC Davis Design Muse

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Tim McNeil

Tim McNeil is a Professor of Design at the University of California Davis and Director of the UC Davis Design Museum where his research focuses on exhibition design in relation to the curatorial process and explores the exhibition medium as a creative space for the effective communication of objects and narratives. Tim is also principal with Muniz/McNeil, a multidisciplinary design and research practice in Los Angeles. Recent projects include “Home Lands: How Women Made the West” at the Autry National Center and augmented learning environments for the Huntington Library and Gardens. Tim has been recognized for design excellence by the Society for Environmental Graphic Design, the Universit
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