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NAME would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support of NAME activities at the 2017 American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting and throughout the year.

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Platinum Sponsors


Cortina ProductionsCortina Productions
Cortina Productions is a full-service creative media design and production company specializing in the museum field. We strive to tell stories in compelling and innovative ways. Our work can be found in museums, cultural institutions, visitor centers, and aquariums across the world. From the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary, to the San Francisco 49ers Museum in Santa Clara, our films and interactive experiences entertain, engage, and inform thousands of people every day.


Electrosonic is a provider of audio, video and control systems for museums, theme parks and visitor centers. Electrosonic offers the security of working with a stable and well‐organized operation that has extensive international experience in systems design and contracting. Electrosonic specializes in interpreting client requirements, meeting budgets and turning audio‐visual and media needs into integrated systems that engage, excite, and operate reliably in every environment. From simple projection and display systems to interactive stations and 4D theaters, Electrosonic will provide you with the technology that complements the work being seen and heard.


Reich + Petch Design InternationalReich + Petch Design International
Reich+Petch creates thought-provoking and engaging experiences. We design environments that examine and explain our world and enrich the human experience. Reich+Petch is a multi-disciplinary museum design firm. Our services include architecture, exhibit design, master planning, graphic design, interior design, signage + wayfinding, project management, design-build, and multimedia direction and procurement. We are inspired by opportunities that allow us to create imaginative, interactive spaces that are meaningful and entertaining. We are driven by the need to explore, innovate, and shape environments that excite the senses and provoke an emotional connection for both visitors and clients. We are based in Toronto, Ontario and Washington, DC, and work worldwide with museums, institutions, cultural organizations, and destination attractions. We have built a reputation as design leaders and innovators, with meticulous process and diligent documentation, and the ability to deliver remarkable and robust projects.



Gold Sponsor

Cinnabar is the premier exhibition fabrication company in the Western United States. Our 65,000-square-foot production facility in Los Angeles is equipped to handle fabrication of all types of exhibit elements, including custom furniture and fixtures, interactive exhibits of all kinds, props, mechanical and electronic systems, structural and engineered systems, scenic elements and displays. We also offer comprehensive pre-construction services, design development and prototyping.
Cinnabar’s reputation as a world-class fabricator is built on our deep commitment to providing a quality product and our sophisticated understanding of content, story and good design. Cinnabar, a family owned company since 1982, operates at the highest levels of craft, fit and finish thanks in part to the resources, talent pool, culture and creativity that the Los Angeles region has to offer.


Interactive MechanicsInteractive Mechanics
Interactive Mechanics is a digital design firm that partners with cultural and educational organizations on design, development, user experience, and digital strategy. Our team builds beautiful, user-centered digital projects for web, mobile, and in-gallery exhibits that inspire your audiences. We work with museums, historic sites, libraries, and archives—organizations that emphasize the education, empowerment, and enjoyment of their audiences. Great user experience is the core of every one of our projects, and we ensure all our projects are sustainable by providing documentation, training, and ongoing support, as well as free monthly webinars. Recent work includes Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration (Eastern State Penitentiary), The Public Classroom: Science & Race (Penn Museum of Archeology & Anthropology), The Great Migration: A City Transformed (Scribe Video Center), and Wait-Play-Learn Digital Experiences (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia).


Roto is a full-service design and production firm specializing in first-hand experiences for museums and entertainment venues. With an award-winning design team and our own in-house exhibit engineering and fabrication facility, our work includes interactive gadgets, immersive themed environments, content-rich interpretive exhibits, dramatic story-driven attractions, and one-of-a-kind technology installations. Roto is led by a team of five principals with more than 18 years of experience as a closely-knit team, originally as the exhibit department at COSI (the renowned science museum in Columbus). Roto's extraordinary growth over the last decade is a testament to its visitor-centered values and high standards of service, honed by many years of operational experience. Unique in the industry, Roto today is both an A-list design firm and a compelling design-build resource for family-oriented museum and entertainment destinations internationally.



Silver Sponsors


Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc.
Chicago Scenic is a custom design-build firm that works with clients to create experiences that draws them closer to their audience or goal. Nearly 40 years ago, when Chicago Scenic first opened its doors, we served one industry – theatre. Today, we serve a broad range of clients from industries such as museums, environments and events. What challenges can we help you solve?


Eos Lightmedia
Eos Lightmedia is an award­-winning lighting and media design firm with over 25 years of international experience in architecture, public spaces, building facades, themed attractions, museums, presentation centers, and public art installations. We are known as a team of passionate lighting people and our services have expanded to include design, supply, install, and programming services of lighting and media systems, including their control technology. We create immersive visual environments that attract and inspire audiences. We are recognized internationally for our creative lighting projects and offer services including the design, supply, installation, and programming of lighting, projection, and control systems. We work collaboratively with architects, designers, engineers, artists and end users to ensure total integration and design continuity. We love collaboration. Even if you’re not sure where to start, we’d love to hear about your project, big or small.


Gaylord Archival
Visit Gaylord Archival to see our new and innovative Frank Showcase System! It's the first patented, fully demountable acrylic showcase system in the world—it ships flat! Let us help you bring your exhibit to life with our unparalleled selection of cases, as well as everything you need to prepare, install, display and protect your collections. If you are looking for something specific, we offer unlimited options for customization. We also carry a comprehensive selection of preservation and conservation materials, many of which are handcrafted at our headquarters so we can respond quickly to your custom requirements. Our wide array of museum-quality cabinets, art storage systems and flat files address your long-term storage needs. To maintain your storage environment, look to Gaylord Archival for environmental controls and monitoring devices that will suit any need or budget.


Gecko Group
Gecko Group is a leading environmental graphic and exhibit design firm for marketplaces and destinations such as Museums, Public Gardens, Nature Centers, Heritage Tourism sites, Aquariums and Zoos. We help educational destinations create authentic and positive visitor experiences.


Museums Partner
Working together with international museums, Museums Partner has produced and travelled numerous exhibitions, such as The Iceman, Kingdom of Salt and The Vikings exhibitions. They have visited many countries worldwide and have attracted more than 4 million visitors. Our array of available topics include archaeology, history, ethnology and art history and we are constantly adding new and exciting topics. We offer these exhibitions under a unique "turnkey" contract that ensures that our clients are guaranteed a fixed, "no surprises," investment for their projects. Our extensive background in fine art transport brings strong capabilities in project management, logistics and financial management to our partners. We are certified members of the ICEFAT (International Convention of Exhibition and Fine Art Transporters), which guarantees that we provide a service at the highest, possible international level.


The Nassal Company
From the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure, to the icy landscape of SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, and the stunning new Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor’s Complex, Nassal helps tell their stories in ways that are meaningful, enjoyable and most important – memorable. The Nassal Company is the world’s leading fabricator for themed environments for theme parks, attractions, zoos, aquariums, and museums. Fabrication capabilities include fiberglass, millwork, artificial rockwork, murals & sculpting, architectural and ornamental metals, and GFRC/GFRG.



Bronze Sponsors


1220 Exhibits
Since 1972, 1220 Exhibits has established itself as a leading producer of exhibits, environments and experiences. Our vast and varied array of work is evidence of the successful relationships we create with our clients who include museum professionals, designers, universities, architectural firms, owner representatives, general contractors and more. Our 100,000-square-foot production facility is equipped with wood, metal, paint, scenic, graphics, electro-mechanical and AV studios. With over 80 employees ranging from project managers and technical detailers, to craftsmen and artifact specialists, we truly offer full-service exhibit solutions. This team has successfully completed the fabrication and installation of exhibits for history, science and children’s museums; sports and entertainment halls of fame; visitor and nature centers; temporary and traveling exhibits; and numerous events throughout the nation.  


Art Guild, Inc.
Our clients love us. Discover why. Our dedicated team of museum professionals work hand-in-hand with designers and museums to fabricate and install exceptionsl exhibit environments of any size and complexity. At our 360,000 SF, state-of-the-art facility in NJ, Art Guild's unsurpassed interactive technologies team builds durable and visitor-friendly experiences. We offer comprehensive services in all aspects of museum production, including AV/media hardware and software, integration, custom cabinetry, archival casework, graphics, scenic, lighting and all specialty fabrication. The experience matters.


Available Light
Collaborate, compel and illuminate. Poised at the intersection of Architecture and Theater, Available Light is an award-winning Lighting Design firm specializing in Museum Exhibition, Architecture, and Corporate Communication Events. With over 150 museum projects completed or underway, Available Light is a leader and innovator in the Exhibition Lighting Design industry. As members of the U.S. Green Building Council, Available Light is committed to responsible and sustainable lighting solutions.


Blue Telescope
Blue Telescope uses technology, storytelling, and design to create unique interactive experiences that communicate, educate, and entertain. We combine emerging and mature technologies to dynamically illustrate complex concepts and data, to create fun, engaging experiences out of challenging content, and to immerse audiences in compelling stories and environments. We collaborate with cultural institutions, exhibit developers, architects, fabricators, and AV integrators to share out expertise and deliver state-of-the-art exhibit experiences.


Brilliant Creative Fabrication
The "New Name to Remember" for technical design, engineering, fabrication and installation. It’s the team you know, with the name you don’t know. At least not yet.


Dorfman Museum Figures
2017 marks Dorfman Museum Figures’ 60th year of providing ultra Realistic Figures and Forms to the museum community, helping to keep history alive, dynamic, and relevant! Originally specializing in creating life-size, life-like realistic figures for museums, DMF has sculpted over 840 heads with which it has created thousands of figures for museums, visitor centers, design and exhibit companies, corporate entities, and private clients. DMF also fabricates a comprehensive line of conservationally sound forms out of Ethafoam® for display and storage of high value artifact costumes, uniforms, and clothing. Our Museum Figures and Conservation Forms are used in exhibit collections worldwide in over 30 countries. Driven by our client’s needs, we are continually adding to our line of products. So if you don’t see what you need, give us a call and let us know what we can do for you!


Fashion Institute of Technology, Master of Arts in Exhibition & Experience Design
The Master of Arts in Exhibition & Experience Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City is a forum for cross-disciplinary design experimentation where students generate affective, interpretive environments rooted in narrative and audience-driven experiences. Through coursework, engagement with industry and authentic project work, students develop a creative logic that includes the practical ability to plan, generate a tangible construct for communication, and implement the technical design process with an original voice. Projects are conducted directly with patron museums, design firms, and trade venues. With a foundation built upon field and studio work, critical research and applied thesis, students conclude their educational experience as leaders, bearers of technical achievement and as stewards of the profession—prepared for a variety of careers with design and production firms, museums, corporations, and public venues.


Group Delphi
Group Delphi is an award-winning experience creation shop with nearly thirty years of museum design, production, and interactive expertise. Since 1989, Delphi has been a dedicated steward and partner to museums the world over. We believe museums are truly amazing places, and to serve them well requires imagination and practical rigor in equal measure. Thus, we approach each project with our trademark wild creativity, unparalleled fabrication chops and insanely great service, making each installation a unique and unexpected journey of discovery. Our team: Over 200 in-house carpenters, sculptors, technologists, animators, storytellers, and specialists of all types. Our clients: World-class museums seeking to build installations unlike any other. Our promise: Breathtaking experiences that inspire wonder, awe, and connection. Let's collaborate to create something entirely new.


HealyKohler Design
HealyKohler Design creates dynamic and unique visitor experiences for museums, visitor centers, universities and public spaces. Our design team develops comprehensive exhibits that integrate collections, immersive environments, media, interactive technologies, and interpretive graphics to build connections with your visitors. We believe that collaboration with our clients is the key to successful and engaging experiences that will be both environmentally and financially sustainable. With over twenty years of experience in museum planning and exhibition design, environmental graphics and branding solutions, we can help you create a memorable and exciting experience that will surpass your goals and expectations.


We are a unique and accomplished design firm based in Athens, Ohio. Our offices include modern design studios, conference facilities, materials and research libraries, and a model shop. Communications technology keeps us in close touch with our clients and project members no matter where they are. Since 1971 we have brought well over a hundred museums, interpretive and visitor centers to life in fields as varied as technology, science, natural history, sports, cultural history, and Native American heritage. Each project is characterized by Hilferty's hallmark meticulous workmanship, vivid communication, and faithfulness to a shared client-designer vision.


McKoy Entertainment
McKoy Entertainment is your partner in museum exhibition and traveling exhibition management. From RFP development and bid review to logistics and installation, our team is here to help you exceed expectations. We also provide custom solutions to monitor attendance, track guest paths, and stream real-time video or environmental data to any location worldwide. Our project management teams and consultants can guide you through even the most difficult aspects of exhibition development and production. Our forward-thinking and cost-effective solutions will help you deliver the mission and vision of your institution.


Mystic Scenic Studios, Inc.
Mystic Scenic Studios is a full-service custom design and fabrication company located just outside of Boston, Massachusetts.  We produce and install Museum Exhibits, Trade Show Exhibits, Theatrical Scenery, Corporate Events, Architectural Millwork and Signage.  These diverse capabilities enable us to take innovative approaches and find effective solutions for creative professionals.  Our intent during the entire development and production process is to find the most cost-effective methods of fabrication while producing durable exhibit components of the highest quality. Over the course of the last twenty-six years, Mystic has planned, fabricated and installed interpretive exhibits for nature centers, historical museums, aquariums, health education centers, corporations, government entities and science museums worldwide. It is our innovation, high standards and dedication to our customers that has sustained us and makes Mystic Scenic Studios the ideal partner for creative endeavors.


Richard Lewis Media Group
The Richard Lewis Media Group (RLMG) is one of the world's most experienced and imaginative media production companies and has earned a reputation for excellence in the planning, management and production of complex media installations for museums and public facilities worldwide. RLMG’s current clients represent a range of world-class museums and include the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of National History; the Adirondack Museum; the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21; the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. For more information contact richard@rlmg.com.



Solid Light
Solid Light designs and builds exhibits and visitor experiences that engage, enlighten, and inspire. We are passionate champions of a client's vision, bringing powerful stories to life through comprehensive, start‐to‐finish, content, design, fabrica on and installa on services.


University of the Arts Museum Studies
The Museum Studies program at the University of the Arts provides graduate students with the skills and knowledge necessary to promote relationships and enhance experiences between museums and the public. Within each individual program – Museum Exhibition Planning + Design, Museum Communication, and Museum Education – core classes address the character of museums, the nature of museum audiences and theories of current museum practice. Lecture and studio courses, as well as site visits and internships, give students a deeper understanding of the demands of museum work, and the ability to apply to the field what they have learned in the classroom. Students are prepared for careers in a range of collecting and non-collecting institutions as museum educators, exhibition developers and designers, digital media specialists, visitor researchers, public relations and fundraising professionals and more.


Zone Display Cases
High end technology and innovative engineering for unsurpassed quality and performance in museum display cases.



Copper Sponsors

Amaze Design, Inc.
At Amaze Design, we create amazing experiences, exhibits that entertain, spark curiosity, educate, and inspire. Current and past projects explore every topic under the sun: history, culture, science, nature, art, and more. We are a core group of design professionals with a wide range of creative and management expertise. We assemble highly specialized teams to fit each project, producing results that are extraordinary.


Boston Productions, Inc.
BPI’s creative division conceives, designs, and produces story-inspired technologically advanced projects. We build exhibits that contain elements like interactive computer programs, gaming software, mobile and social media applications, engaging multi-screen displays, environmental audioscapes, holographic projections, theatrical lighting, immersive theater experiences, and signature 4K motion pictures. BPI’s AV integration division designs, specifies, purchases, installs, and supports complex hardware systems for a wide range of visitor-driven venues. This powerful combination of creative and technical services makes BPI an innovative leader in solutions for today’s contemporary visitor experiences.


C&G Partners LLC
C&G Partners is a multi-specialty creative studio, dedicated to design for culture — from cultural organizations to organizational culture. We believe in the untapped value of culture, the institutions that enrich it, and the smart companies that cultivate it. We build on that value to connect people, create community, and find meaning. To do this, we maintain truly deep expertise in multiple specialties, integrated under one roof. These include exhibits and environments, infographics, interactive, motion and multimedia, print, signage and wayfinding, websites, and visual branding. We start every project with deep immersion, listening for the genuine story, especially in complex territories like the arts, science, religion and finance. We coax knotty ideas into clear narratives, then use our specialties to communicate the story with clarity, originality and style.


Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.
Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. (C7A) is an internationally recognized architecture and exhibit design firm that maximizes the power of collaboration to bring fresh solutions to complex design challenges. Throughout its more than five decades of service, the firm has received over a hundred awards–including the prestigious American Institute of Architects’ national Firm Award–and is known for its innovative work. Today, Cambridge Seven continues to embrace its founders’ creed that the effect of collaborative efforts far surpasses that of any individual. At C7A, we design distinctive museums and experiential exhibits that make learning stimulating, accessible, and engaging. We seek to create immersive environments that spark informal and multimodal learning in a captivating way. Cambridge Seven endows museums, aquariums, zoos, and visitors centers with a sense of place, wonder, and discovery, and these characteristics have made our projects internationally­ and nationally­ renowned destinations.


The Design Minds
The Design Minds, Inc., is a full-service, content-based exhibit planning and design firm. We provide master planning, exhibit and graphic design, research, and writing to public and private sector clients. Our approach is rooted in interpretive storytelling, and our exhibits connect visitors with content - educating, informing, and challenging visitors to relate subjects to their own experiences, creating meaningful connections. Our team of designers and NAI-certified planners works collaboratively with our clients to generate fundrasising materials, collateral, and content to augment exhibitions. Our design seeks to increase community participation in museums and visitor centers and help audiences create their own content as they experience - and become part of - new exhibits. Current projects include the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and state history museums in Wyoming and Mississippi.


Edison Price Lighting
Edison Price Lighting has designed and manufactured the highest-quality lighting solutions since 1952. Our luminaires are installed in over 450 museums and galleries around the world. They are the premier choice for art illumination because of their superb optics, unobtrusive design, and long lasting durability. Our comprehensive product line includes recessed downlights, accent lights, and wallwashers; track lighting systems; wall grazing systems; and optical accessories. Edison Price Lighting is proudly 'Made in USA', operating a factory in New York City. Our in-house Gallery exhibits artwork by lighting designers and artists, and is available for visits.


Flutter & Wow Museum Projects
Flutter & Wow Museum Projects researches, designs, and implements exhibition projects for museums, galleries, commercial and private clients, as well as museum planning and consultation. Our experience spans from the exhibition of fine art and delicate artifacts to the particular rigors of traveling science exhibits. We have a reputation for innovative interactives, original participatory experiences, and a proven artistic sensibility that enhances the work of exhibition planners, curators, interpretive specialists and educators. Flutter & Wow specializes in: Research, Concept and Design; Participatory and Interactive Exhibition; and Multimedia, Audio Tours and Custom Software.


Keepsafe Microclimate Systems
We are specialists in environmental control of display cases, with a reputation for providing reliable, effective, and appropriate solutions. Call on us to assist you in supplying conservator-approved environments using active or passive solutions, for one or dozens of showcases. Keepsafe Microclimate Systems has years of experience in working with exhibit fabricators, designers, architects, and museum conservation professionals to control humidity, pollution, temperature, and oxygen levels within display environments. We look forward to helping you with your conservation challenges. Email us directly at info@keepsafe.ca, or visit our website.


Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership
"I was completely blown away by their innovative design and creative approach to designing our museum – LHSA+DP is in a class by itself." Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership stands at the intersection of architecture, design and interpretation. Our process of thoughtful listening and learning, which leads to distilling the project’s core vision and content, results in award-winning, unique, and engaging visitor experiences for museums, visitor centers, libraries, and schools. As a full-service, integrated design firm – encompassing the disciplines of architecture, interpretive master planning, exhibition and communication design – LHSA+DP practices a holistic approach to creating places and experiences that express the "story" inherent in each project and embody the client’s values. LHSA+DP excels at every discipline of museum and exhibition design. "Working with LHSA+DP is one of the best decisions we made during our project."


Luce Group specializes in exhibit, themed entertainment, architectural, and theatrical lighting design. Our work, which has been called "radiantly beautiful" by the New York Times and “superb” by the Boston Globe, ranges from an award winning gallery at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, to colorful, cued environments in theme parks and major science centers, to renovations of historic homes and buildings, to traditional art galleries. Trained in theatrical design, we bring a creative and collaborative approach to all our projects. The Luce team is hands-­on throughout the design and installation process, so that every project functions smoothly, exceeds aesthetic requirements, meets budget and schedule, and takes into account sustainability and maintenance. Awards: Winning Team, International Association of Art Critic’s (USA) Annual Arts Award 2011, best Architecture/Design Show, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum's Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay; 2010 IES DC Section Guth Award, Moving Beyond Earth, Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum.


Malone Design/Fabrication
From inspiration to installation, Malone Design/Fabrication provides complete exhibition development and production services to the museum community. These services include interpretive planning, design, project management, fabrication and installation. Our fabrication capabilities include graphics, display cases, interactives, multimedia, themed environments and more. Malone has over 50 years of experience designing and fabricating high quality and visitor centric exhibits and store fixtures for all types of museums and visitor centers. Call us at 770-­987-­2538 or visit our website:


Peter Hyde Design
Peter Hyde Design turns your vision into design reality. Peter Hyde Design provides dynamic and innovative exhibit and experience design solutions for a wide range of project subjects and client types. We realize that today’s clients require vendors capable of adjusting to their budgets, schedules and required services based on specific project needs. By utilizing a flexible business and studio model, Peter Hyde Design is able to provide services from smaller sized, low budget and fast paced projects to very large, high budget multi-year projects with equal creativity, attention and successful outcomes. Our services include Master Planning, Exhibit and Experience Design, Exhibit Development, Branded Environments and Broadcast Design.


R. H. Guest Inc.
R.H. Guest Inc. is a full-service exhibit production company offering a complete range of services from initial budget planning and value-engineering through fabrication and installation. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive service that addresses each project’s individual needs executed in the highest professional manner. Our projects are dramatic environments combining sophisticated custom casework; computer-driven and mechanical interactives; two- and three-dimensional digital graphics; audio-visual presentations and dramatic lighting solutions. For over thirty years, clients have appreciated our outstanding problem-solving and detailing skills and have chosen to combine their vision with our unique talents. RHG clients include museums, historical societies, nature and science centers, libraries, cultural institutions and corporations. Our tradition of outstanding exhibitions continues to grow with the successful completion of over 1200 permanent, traveling and temporary exhibits worldwide.


Quatrefoil Associates, Inc.
For more than 25 years, Quatrefoil Associates has been planning, designing and building unique and memorable exhibitions for diverse institutions and their audiences. Based in Laurel, Md., our in-house capabilities include master planning, interpretive exhibition design, graphic design, interactive and multimedia development, prototyping and testing, fabrication, and installation. A spirit of collaboration and an emphasis on clear communication are key Quatrefoil values. Several of our team members have museum backgrounds and all are experienced in maximizing the visitor experience within the parameters of the project schedule and budget. Visit our website (www.quatrefoil.com), where you’ll see that no two projects look alike, but instead reflect the unique voice, mission and objectives of their institution.


Riggs Ward
For 20 years, Riggs Ward Design has inspired visitor engagement in museums, cultural centers, and educational institutions through experiential exhibit design, interactive media, innovative graphic design, and strategic master plans. Based in the capital city of Richmond, Virginia, our team provides a unique range of services to provide each client with a single source for all of its design needs. RWD's services also include: identity development, exhibit casework, retail environments, indoor and outdoor interpretive experiences, interactive design, and fundraising materials. RWD is committed to giving our clients the highest quality creative product and service available, while honoring a commitment to the art of design.


Steel City Displays

Steel City Displays specializes in Special Events, Museums, Parks and Branded Environments. Located in Suburban Philadelphia, we provide a one stop approach to design, project management and fabrication. Whether you need a simple or complex project, we can guide you in choosing a sustainable solution. Led by 30‐year exhibit solutions veteran Bob Heck, the Steel City Displays team is best known for a unique combination of creativity, experience, flexibility and passion for putting the customer first. Besides exhibit expertise, Bob and the Steel City Display team are also known for their sense of humor, making the daunting exhibit process enjoyable.


Taylor Studios, Inc.
Founded in 1991, Taylor Studios creates inspiring exhibits for a diverse clientele of nature centers, museums, corporations, universities, parks, and others. Based in Rantoul, IL, the firm’s expertise comprises interpretive planning, design and fabrication, as well as outdoor sculpture, interactives, scenic environments and more. Taylor Studios enlivens storytelling through top-notch interpretation and unique, creative solutions for projects of all sizes. Highly regarded for its award-winning exhibits, Taylor Studios has also been recognized for business aptitude by Inc. Magazine, landing among the 500 and 5000 fastest-growing companies in America three times.


Tru Vue, Inc.
Tru Vue engineers high-performance glass and acrylic glazing solutions, including Optium® Acrylic Glazing and UltraVue® Laminated Glass, that are trusted by conservation and fine art professionals to protect and display the most celebrated works of art in the world. We work closely with the museum community to develop our products to meet superior aesthetic and conservation standards. Our revolutionary TruLife™ anti-reflective acrylic for face/second surface mounting and direct print applications delivers the highest-resolution viewing experience possible to truly reflect an artist’s vision, and nothing else. TruLife captures the details with lifelike colors, incredible depth, and clarity to show photography and fine art as it was meant to be viewed. We regularly come across challenging framing and display applications and are available to share our glazing experiences with you or your team. For more information or to request samples visit:


Unified Field
Unified Field's creative & technical expertise produces results that matter for museums: Quality experiences, great press and enduring visitor relationships.
With deep experience in interactive exhibits, websites, mobile apps, RFID, data viz and real-time displays, we know how to engage an audience to create meaningful connections, cross-­generational conversations and personal shifts in perspective.
We partner with museums through every stage of the process – bringing a diverse cross­-disciplinary team, smart ideas, robust technology and world­ class design to engage audiences and make stories come alive for audiences of all ages, today and into the future.



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For 2018 NAME sponsorship opportunities, please contact Joe Imholte at jimholte@smm.org