Archive: Blog

  • Best Practices for Interactive Exhibits

    November 05, 2018

    Let’s Talk About Interactive Exhibits… In this blog, we will review the best practice of touch screen and mechanical interactives. So, what exactly is an “interactive” exhibit? It can be defined in many ways, but the three main categories of interactive exhibits are: Digital Interactives: Computer software driven by touch screen, projection, push buttons, or […]

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  • Wayfinding Audit for Zoos and Aquariums

    July 06, 2018

    IS YOUR WAYFINDING EFFECTIVE?  Wayfinding is one of the first ways your visitors experience your Zoo or Aquarium.  An effective wayfinding system should enhance your audience’s understanding of your sites, exhibits, events, amenities and ultimately provide an intuitive and enjoyable experience. We have put together a resource to measure the effectiveness of your sites wayfinding. […]

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  • 4th Annual Cars at the Capital Exhibit in Washington D.C.

    April 02, 2018

    Gecko Group works with the Historic Vehicles Association to develop the 4th annual “Cars at the Capital” interpretive graphics. The exhibit features 5 iconic vehicles in Washington DC on the National Mall. Gecko Group developed the interpretive graphic design for the wayside’s surrounding the vehicles.  The exhibit showcases a range of unique cars including the actual […]

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  • Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor
    Creating the Exhibit – Series 2 of 4

    January 16, 2018

    Protecting the Emperor’s Guard Showcasing the Warriors – Artifacts, Cases, and Platforms One of the most significant challenges in the creation of Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor was how to protect the over 160 ancient artifacts, including 10 terracotta figures, while giving visitors an up-close look at these remarkable pieces. The problem was made even more […]

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  • How to Apply for The NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Grant Programs

    January 10, 2018

    Finding Opportunities The NEH has dozens of grant programs developed to help fund museums and educational institutions.  The goal of these grants is to provide the public with access to cultural and educational resources by giving institutions the funding necessary to develop them. The NEH website was developed to help find and submit requests for […]

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  • Grants for Websites, Mobile Apps, Touch Screen Interactives, Games and Virtual Tours/Environments

    January 04, 2018

    NEH Digital Media Grant If you would like to pursue this grant let’s talk about your digital media project.  Gecko Group can help you develop a work-plan to meet the requirements of the NEH grant application.  Receipt Deadline June 6, 2018 for Projects Beginning December 2018 Description This grant is for the development of websites, mobile applications, virtual […]

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