Thursday, April 24, 2008

Exhibits 101: Always Keep A Spare!

I'm on the road in beautiful Denver, attending the ACM (Association of Children's Museums) Conference.

I'll recap the conference and my impressions next week, but in the meantime one of my favorite Exhibit 101 credos: "Always keep a spare!"

NOT spare exhibits, but spare parts (or spare consumables) to ensure that your beautiful $10,000.00 exhibit is not shut down for a week because it needs a 50 cent replacement part.

As you can see in the picture above, it's also nice to include spare parts storage inside the exhibits cabinetry itself where possible. (As noted by Kim Wagner, in a recent post at her Ms. Exhibits blog.)

Have any great techniques for keeping exhibit spares handy? Let us know in the Comments Section below.

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