Thursday, October 18, 2007

Your Town Design & Planning Workshops

On September 26-28, 2007 Anne Toxey was invited to lead a series of workshops in the annual Your Town Workshop held this year in Granbury, TX (a small rural town just southwest of Forth Worth). Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Your Town Workshops bring community leaders and design professionals together. The conference is intended to provide design solutions to rural communities who are struggling to maintain their sense of identity and vitality.

The above photo (a building in Granbury) provides a small sample of the architectural uniqueness small towns have to offer. For more information on Your Town, click on the link below:

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Teaching What We Do: Exhibit Design

TMDA will be teaching museum professionals how to plan, design and produce captivating, interpretive and interactive exhibits that engage and educate our audiences. The Texas Historical Commission recently awarded the group the bid to teach a series of workshops on exhibit development and design. The workshops will take place in October and November and be held across the state in all ten regions of the Texas Heritage Trails Program.

Workshop participants who are largely museum staff and directors will learn core concepts on approaches and objectives of exhibit interpretation, methods of research, exhibit development and design, as well as graphics and production logistics. The workshops, part of the Preserve America series, are Part III of an ongoing series to develop heritage tourism, preserve historical and cultural resources, and boost local economies. The link below takes you to the September press release:


Monday, October 1, 2007

Uintah Western Heritage Museum & Regional History Center

The new architectural conceptual master plan is available for download and review! This also features the interpretive exhibit design in the exterior garden. Please write for user name and password, if you don't have it already, so that you can access these images, documents and movies.

The ones we want you to see are in the last 3 folders on that page.
Once you've had a chance to look these over, we invite you to post your feelings and thoughts here. For those of you who would like to respond privately, please write or call us.

Thanks for tuning in!
Patrick & Anne

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