Pink Palace Museum Permanent Exhibits
I was a lead curator for the redesign of the mansion exhibits and the point of contact between the content creation team and the exhibit fabricators. My responsibilities included selecting topics for exhibits, researching and writing panel and label copy, selecting artifacts for each exhibit, purchasing props, laying out cases, choosing images and securing use rights, managing staff time, and installing exhibit artifacts. The exhibits opened in December 2018.
The project received an Award of Excellence from the Tennessee Association of Museums.
Tiger Hoops: 100 Years of Memphis Basketball
I was project manager for the Pink Palace Museum’s Tiger Hoops exhibit, which opened in March 2020. I hired Dr. Aram Goudsouzian to guest curate the exhibit, secured photographs and music, and installed the exhibit. Additionally, I collaborated on the floorplan and created digital components for the exhibit including a standalone website, touchscreen with community member’s Tiger basketball memories, and a voting platform for visitors to vote on the greatest Tiger basketball player.
Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community
I did conceptual design and oversaw production in addition to working as a content writer, editor, copyeditor, and installer for this 6,000 square foot temporary exhibit for the City of Memphis’s Bicentennial in 2019. The exhibit was favorably reviewed in The Memphis Flyer, The New York Times, and The Daily Memphian. The exhibit won the Excellence in History Award from the American Association of State and Local History as well as an Award of Excellent from the Tennessee Association of Museums.