When I was in school, History went in one ear and out the other. But recently, while researching an audio tour for the ancestral home of an American general and profiling Holocaust survivors for a historical exhibition, I was surprised to find that I not only liked learning history but remembered it. One of the many bonuses of this kind of work is that one is always learning something new. Also appealing—and challenging—is that in writing audio tours and exhibitions, every word counts.
For all these reasons, I’ve decided to dedicate Content | Media | Message to Exhibit Content Writing and Production—serving as a “one-stop shop” for any kind of writing (and/or producing) that an exhibit might require, to include audio tours, panel texts, apps, interactives, videos/documentaries, websites, study guides, and even treatments and proposals. In keeping with this new focus, the CMM website has been remodeled; feel free to take a look around!