Civil War at the Indiana Historical Society

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Created: 01/26/13
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As an intern at the Indiana Historical Society, I art directed and designed all the elements for this exhibit. I was able to determine the layout and framing of the pieces. This was my first opportunity to ever create this kind of experience, and would love to work more on exhibits.
  • Civil War from Fort Sumter to Emancipation
     
    Beginning in May 2012, I was a part of the Exhibition Design and Production team as an intern at the Indiana Historical Society. For about the first month, I helped where I could for graphics and installation of the Ending Polio exhibit. In July, I began working on the Civil War from Fort Sumter to Emancipation exhibit. Installed on the 4th floor in mid-September,  I matted and framed all of the pieces, art directed and designed all the panels and text layouts for it, created the flow and displays for all information, and made a full mock up of the space, to allow an understanding of where everything would go once finally in it. I managed the project, having guidance from Senior Director of Collections, Steve Haller and Senior Archivist, Barbara Quigley, and helped make sure that deadlines were met. 
     
    Materials worked with:
    Gator board
    Phototext
    Frames
    Large-format printers
  • Process work included a moodboard, type palettes, 3D space layout, and finding frames
  • These boards are of each wall that could be used in the exhibit. Sized down to 10 percent, I was able to
    place the artwork on the boards for an overall feel of the show.

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