For immediate release | May 23, 2023

Project management of exhibitions and installations

CHICAGO — Published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, “Displaying Organisation: How to Successfully Project Manage Your Exhibition” is a practical, step-by-step guide for new and experienced museum and exhibition professionals, as well as students studying to enter the heritage sector. Drawing on author Rhiannon Goddard's in-depth experience of managing a wide range of exhibitions and installations, the book breaks down the process of exhibition creation into easy-to-read sections. It covers not only key tasks but also explores the skills and knowledge specific to the museum and heritage sector, including:

  • defining and planning your project;
  • setting up a project team, assigning roles and responsibilities;
  • carrying out a formative evaluation and writing an interpretation plan;
  • the foundational skills needed to be a successful project manager such as budgeting, risk assessment, and program management; and
  • advice and approaches on how to tackle common problems to ensure success.

Goddard has been working in museums for over 20 years. Since 2008, she has been at Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) in the UK, managing the implementation of such major exhibitions as "Royal Style in the Making" and "Fashion Rules" at Kensington Palace. As Head of Public Engagement Projects and Business Management she has fulfilled the role of Project Director for installations, including "Superbloom" at the Tower of London for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Previously, she worked at the British Museum, with the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, and Somerset House. She has an MA in History of Design from the V&A/RCA.

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"Displaying Organisation: How to Successfully Project Manage Your Exhibition"

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