Exhibit Labels

An Interpretive Approach

By (author) Beverly Serrell

Publication date:

04 June 2015

Length of book:

376 pages


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781442249028

Beverly Serrell presents the reader with excellent guidelines on the process of exhibit label planning, writing, design, and production. One of the museum field’s leading consultants and label writers, Serrell’s 1996 edition of Exhibit Labels has been a standard in the field since its initial publication. This new edition not only provides expert guidance on the art of label writing for diverse audiences and explores the theoretical and interpretive considerations of placing labels within an exhibition, it also features all new case studies and photographs and thoughts about interpretation in digital media. Exhibit Labels: An Interpretive Approach is a vital reference tool for all museum professionals.

Do museum visitors even read wall labels anymore? And if they do, how can writers make these short texts engaging and educational at once? Exhibit Labels: An Interpretive Approach takes an optimistic approach to answering these questions, positing that wall text can indeed be effective when well written and smartly designed. . . .Throughout, author Beverly Serrell shares her insights from nearly four decades of providing advice on exhibits for all manner of museums.