Project Exhibit Panels
There are hundreds of museums, libraries, nature centers, history centers, and other cultural and civic institutions across North America that have holdings and history related to the passenger pigeons and other species that are either extinct, in decline, or have been rescued.
In addition, interest in the themes embodied in Project Passenger Pigeon is widespread and subjects for treatment by these and other institutions. However, many of these are small organizations with limited resources for mounting exhibits that reflect current information and best practices in design and conservation. Based on the initial response of such organizations to proposed Project materials, the interest in exhibit support materials is high.
A comprehensive Exhibit Toolkit
As part of Project Passenger Pigeon, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences is seeking funding to develop a comprehensive exhibit toolkit. This exhibit package would provides how-to guides, downloadable graphic templates and construction drawings, instruction videos, and other resources designed to enable a wide variety of cultural institutions to mount their own exhibits during the centenary year of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. Other institutions also have expressed interest in contributing these kinds of materials to the Project website to facilitate participation in such activities.
(More to come)