A Battle to Preserve a Visionary’s Bold Failure

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A Battle to Preserve a Visionary’s Bold Failure Permalink Dickenson V. Alley/Burndy Library REMNANTS OF A DREAM Nikola Tesla in a multiple-exposure photo in 1899, as a Tesla coil discharged millions of volts. A science group wants to preserve the remains of his lab. More Photos » By WILLIAM J. BROAD Published: May 4, 2009 In 1901, Nikola Tesla began …

Finding the right partner

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People always use the word partner when taking about business relationships, as part of the museum planning process finding a fabricator you can work with is truly a partnership. Often ideas will come up and before you want to move forward you want the project estimated, any good fabricator can do it, but they will only estimate a project so …

1/3, 1/3, 1/3

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After years of experimentation I have have come to the formula 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 1/3 Of the exhibits off the shelf1/3 Of the exhibits off the shelf, and modified1/3 Of the exhibits custom to the institution The balance assures that the exhibits will work, will be cost effective and will be unique to the institution

Just say no to design

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I fought it the whole way through design school (I have a Masters in Industrial Design), “it’s about planning not designing”. Design is not open ended, planning allows for multiple outcomes, I don’t care what any body says, you can not design an open ended exhibit. I know I have tried, I have watched people try and they always fail. …