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Pointers for a Successful Exhibit


Begin with Content

  • Relation to Theme

  • Use Available Primary Resources

  • Balanced Research

  • Historical Accuracy

  • Analysis & Interpretation: A strong thesis argument

  • Historical Context: Intellectual, physical, social & cultural setting

  • Historical Perspective: The causes & consequences of an event

Finish with Design

  • Orientation: Introduction to the Main Idea of the Project

    • Make thesis a central point of interest in the exhibit

  • Segmentation: Dividing the Exhibit into Logical, Identifiable Sections

    • Use design elements, such as color and construction, to help achieve clear segmentation

    • Include a title for each segment

  • Explanation: Use Text to Explain Visuals

    • Keep captions to 2 – 3 sentences

    • Condense your information into the most important points

    • Use 500 words effectively

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