Exhibit Resources from POW!

Introduction to The Exhibit Cheapbooks

The Exhibit Cheapbooks have always celebrated the “worldwide” nature of museums. You will find varied exhibit ideas from museum colleagues from around the world inside each volume.

Paul Orselli Talks Museum Exhibit FAQs

We started the library of Museum FAQ videos and have received some great reviews, click below to see our informative videos of “Frequently Asked Questions” and interviews.

The Great Big Exhibit Resource List

A constantly updated compendium of resources for museum design and exhibit fabrication (including websites and contact information.)

Donor Recognition Examples

This is a PDF of examples of Donor Walls and other recognition devices in museums that were featured in an ExhibiTricks blog post. It’s a BIG file so be patient as it loads.

POW! in The New York Times

A nice review of a children’s interactive art exhibition I created for the Nassau County Museum of Art.

Downloadable Exhibit Articles by Paul Orselli

"Converting Museum Visitors into Fans Is Mission Possible"​

An article about Paul Orselli and his work as a museum exhibition designer and his goal of to turn museum visitors into loyal fans.

"Creating the ‘Wow-Aha!’ Exhibit"​

Paul Orselli was interviewed in the Association of Children's Museums (ACM) journal, Hand to Hand, about developing museum exhibitions and what a post-COVID future might hold for interactive experiences.

"Can Museums Really Change?"​

In this article from the Informal Learning Review, Paul Orselli questions whether museums can really make the changes needed to move into the post-COVID world.

"Producing Great Exhibits on a (Not So Great) Budget"​

My article from the January/February 2014 issue of ASTC's Dimensions magazine. Some simple, inexpensive ways to add to your exhibits program.

"Green Design Nuts and Bolts"​

An article jam-packed with resources and techniques to help you expand your green exhibit design toolkit.

"Million Dollar Pencils and Duct Tape: Some Thoughts on Prototyping"​

Concrete examples and tips about how to move through each phase of the exhibit prototyping process.

"Good Things Come In Small Packages" (Small Museums Article)​

Lessons learned from a quarter century of working with a variety of different types and sizes of museums.

"Do You Really Need a 3D Printer, and Other Essential Questions You Need to Ask about a Museum’s Makerspace"​

5 questions to consider when creating (or updating!) a Makerspace or design-based learning environment at your museum.