Saturday, November 24, 2012

Museum Exhibit Design Resource: Exhibitionist Journal

Here's the punchline for this post: if you're in the Museum/Exhibit/Design game you should subscribe to Exhibitionist.  Period.

Exhibitionist is a Journal of Reflective Practice published by NAME (The National Association for Museum Exhibition) in the Spring and Fall of each year.  Exhibitionist features thought-provoking articles on exhibition theory and practice, exhibition critiques and commentary, book reviews, technical articles, and other essays of interest to everyone engaged in the design, development, and creation of exhibits.  At two 100 page issues a year, an Exhibitionist subscription is a real bargain compared with other museum publications.

But don't just take my word for it.  You can check out (and download if you wish) free content from past Exhibitionist issues in the continually expanding digital archive.  Editor Gretchen Jennings does a great job of gathering some of the best and brightest folks in the museum world together for each thematic issue.

You may or may not know that because of recent changes to the AAM (American Alliance of Museums) structure, Exhibitionist is now available to anyone by subscription – you no longer have to belong to NAME and AAM to subscribe.  For people out of the country or more aligned with other museum groups, this means they can subscribe to Exhibitionist without paying AAM membership fees. 

The Exhibitionist subscription rates are just $25 per year if you do belong to AAM, and just $35 per year if you are not an AAM member.  Just head over to this Web page to subscribe.

So what are you waiting for?  Subscribe now, and help support a great resource for the museum community (and help yourself become a better informed practitioner!)

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