Transcript: Exhibit Talk with Michael Dubois [VIDEO]


Michael Dubois, Director of Exhibits and Design, Heinz History Center:

The most complicated part of this exhibit was actually squeezing the story into 7,000 square feet. Seven thousand square feet seems like a lot of space. It’s a large exhibit for the History Center but to give you an idea, the National WWII Museum is approximately 300,000 square feet. So we’re dealing with a lot less space to tell the same story. A lot of the challenges were discussing with the curators what things we can’t put in here. And that’s a really hard decision to make because there’s so many great stories and so many great artifacts and so it’s a very dense exhibit but at the same time this is a great problem to have as a designer, is to have too much stuff to work with.