“My team and I have heard nothing but praise for SEARCH's professionalism and hard work….I personally appreciate their creativity and willingness to deliver a superb product .”  - Mike Renacker, RPA, Senior Project Manager, USACE Vicksburg District


Museum Services and Exhibition Design

 

SEARCH offers a full suite of museum services ranging from collections management, to turnkey exhibitions and interactives, to interpretive and strategic planning. Our staff of trained museum professionals will bring their expertise from the public and private sectors to your project.

SEARCH’s award-winning work includes the renovation of the Motor Vessel Mississippi IV from a working 130-foot riverboat into a public museum and website; the redesign of the United States Marine Corps Cultural Resources website; the Building 521 exhibit at the Naval Station Great Lakes Museum; the construction of the new Mound House museum in Fort Myers Beach; and numerous displays, books, websites, and booklets for the Naval History and Heritage Command, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), US Army Corps of Engineers, US Air Force, National Park Service, Department of Transportation, and other government and commercial customers.


What SEARCH Can Offer You


COLLECTIONS
Your collection is important. We can help you manage it.
SEARCH has an in-house team of Collections Management Specialists and Archivists ready to assist you in getting a handle on your collection. We can provide support in cataloging, rehousing, packing & shipping, relocation, and short or long-term storage in our state-of-the-art facility. We can work with any of the major collections management databases, such as KE EMu, Mimsy, Past Perfect, Re:Discovery, Proficio, etc., as well as Microsoft Access and FileMaker Pro. No collection is too big — or too obscure. In addition to working with traditional historical and fine art collections, our team has experience with specialized collections such as militaria, nautical, scientific, and archaeological (terrestrial and maritime).
SEARCH can also assist you with your documentation needs. We can provide 3D scanning of objects, measured drawings, and archival photography and scanning.

EXHIBITIONS
Your story is important. We can help you tell it.
SEARCH has an in-house team of curators, content developers, researchers, and designers who are able to provide you with any level of assistance in creating engaging virtual or physical exhibitions, walking trails, smartphone tours, education programs, or interactives. From a single display to a large turnkey installation, SEARCH can work with you to bring your story to the public.
We also specialize in supporting our customers that have either a regulatory requirement or a public relations initiative to share interesting archaeological, historical, biographical, architectural, or cultural discoveries with a broader audience. For suitable projects that require mitigation, our proven performance introducing creative alternatives to traditional mitigation has resulted in an approximately 40% cost savings, 50% schedule reduction, and greater professional, agency, and community goodwill.

PLANNING
Your strategy is important. We can help you plan it.
Our team has extensive experience in museum planning services and can help your institution craft plans that exemplify museum standards and best practices. Drawing from decades of experience, our senior museum professionals at SEARCH can help you find your institution’s core values, mission, and vision – and articulate them in a way that satisfies the American Alliance of Museums standards for core documents. We can also assist in management plans, interpretive planning, and disaster planning.


OUR CREATIVE PROCESS


Discovery
SEARCH content developers, historians, scientists, and researchers work with you to uncover the most important and compelling parts of your story.
Research
Our work is rooted in research, whether in the laboratory, archives, studio, or interview chair. You want your product to be accurate. We want that too.
Audience Analysis
We work with you to determine the ideal method to communicate with your target audiences.
Venue Analysis
SEARCH will help you to determine the best use of your venue and the best platform for delivery, whether it is physical, digital, permanent, temporary, traveling, or a combination of all of the above.
Design
Our design team will provide you with multiple design concepts and options for you to explore.
Agency Support
Once you choose your preferred concept, SEARCH will coordinate with any government agencies, local governments, and review boards for permits, permissions, or oversight.
Creation
SEARCH crafts, constructs, folds, films, records, paints, codes, and writes— anything that is necessary to create your project.
Installation
We deliver it, install it, and show you how it all works.
Marketing
SEARCH supports our customers with grand openings, public days, promotions, advertising, press releases, social media postings, and interviews to market the success of each project.

MUSEUM SERVICES

Here are all the ways that SEARCH’s Museum Services staff can help you:

Exhibitions and Displays
• Museum Exhibition Design
• Exhibit Design/Build
• Interactive Kiosks
• Simulators
• Virtual Tours
• Smartphone Tours
• Heritage Tours
• Signs and Displays
Education
• Expert Instruction
• Training Manuals
• Lesson Plans
• Educational Programming
• Public Programming
• Webinars
• Multilingual Translation
• Games
Digital Media
• 3D Laser Scanning
• 3D Sonar Scanning
• Apps
• Websites
• Computer Simulation
• Games
• Archiving
• Computer Animation
• Corporate Archives Development
• Photo Archiving
Heritage Design Services
• Graphic Design
• Copywriting
• Venue Analysis
Print Media
• Books
• Coffee Table Books
• Children’s Books
• Research Journals
• Booklets
• Posters
• Interpretive Displays
TV and Video Production
• Creative Concept Development
• Nonfiction Production
• On-Camera Hosting
• Scriptwriting
• Videography
• Audio Production
• Network Representation
• Soundscapes


For more information, please contact Emily Moss, Proposal Manager & Design Group Leader at emily@searchinc.com / 352-333-0049, or Anna Holloway, Museum Services Director at aholloway@searchinc.com / 703-256-1689