Museum Planning Software

Mark Walhimer Museum Planning LLC, Project Management Leave a Comment

Below is a list of the software I use. I use a MacBook Pro, travel often so like having the laptop.  In the studio have two Mac design workstations and an office computer. Design: Sketchup – Free, 3D drawing software Tux Paint – Free, Great for doing a quick sketches VectorWorks – Drafting Photoshop – Image Editing Illustrator – Drawing …

Gantt Project

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I am a visual person,until I have a Pert Chart or a Gantt Chart I don’t really understand a project.  I love Gantt Project a free and open source project management software.  It is similar to Microsoft Project with one big advantage (besides being free) that it is cross platform working on Windows, Linux and MacOS.  I have started creating …

Exhibition Fabrication

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Steering Wheel Prototype 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 …

Birth of a Science Center

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Mobius Lab NorthTown Mall 4750 North Division Spokane, Washington  99207 Most Science Centers and Children’s Museums start with a preview facility, often in a mall.  The preview facility offers several advantages: A way to educate the public about Science Centers and Children’s Museums Serve as a training facility for staff Educate and build interest with stakeholders and donors Create a …