Building a Museum in Eight Months – Part 3

Design Kickoff Meeting – Putting our assumptions to the test and finding the right voice for the story This is the third article in a series about designing and building the Museum of Internal Auditing in eight months. The previous article explains how and why we developed an Exhibit Plan for the museum. This article is about how we started the design …

Building a Museum in Eight Months

First Meeting – Finding a reason why the world needs this museum When I first got the call from Judy Burke, VP of Governance for the Institute of Internal Auditors, I thought this was going to be a difficult process. She called me to set up a meeting to explore designing and building a museum about Internal Auditing. First, I …

Everyone Will Be a Hero

Summertime is a perfect time to visit a children’s museum. AST Exhibits recently completed designs for new exhibits in the Explorer’s Gallery at the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast. You can read more about the designs here: http://www.astexhibits.com/takers-to-givers/. One of the design goals was to make guests feel like they are something special, that they are heroes. We wanted guests …

Takers to Givers

Children's museum design and fabrication

Takers to Givers Shifting Imagery to build community leaders Takers to Givers is the first in a series of articles about the groundbreaking work we are doing for the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast. We Started with Pirates When we first talked to the leadership at the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, we knew that we had some …

South Florida Science Center & Aquarium

Interactive Everglades Exhibit for the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium

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The South Florida Science Center & Aquarium underwent a massive expansion, renovation and rebranding project in 2013.

Marco Island Historical Museum

Calusa style shell tools were researched and recreated by the AST art team.

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The Marco Island Historical Museum is a brand new facility that opened in June 2010 with a number of temporary exhibits.

Naples Airfield Exhibit

The empty gaze of a WW2 pilot's dress uniform gives the engine of the T6 trainer plane one last inspection.

Client: Collier County Museums
Location: Collier County, Florida

The story of the development of the Naples Airport is a very important one to the development of Naples itself.

Archbishop John C. Favalora Archive and Museum

St. Thomas University hired AST Exhibits to develop a portion of their library into a museum that celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Miami.

Client: St. Thomas University
Location: Miami Gardens Florida

The University needed museum display cases that met with their initial design concept for a new on campus Museum located within their Library facility.

Interpretive Outdoor Signage

When choosing a color scheme for graphic panels it is important to consider the hue of the surrounding foliage.

Client: Collier County Museums
Location: Collier County, Florida

AST Exhibits designed these outdoor interpretive graphic panels to endure hurricane force winds, torrential rains and the intense South Florida sunshine.