We are in the process of re-curating our museum. We need graphic design support to transform our written text/selected images into visually appealing exhibit panels. This project involves five different rooms (this project posting is the first room) with panels in each room, but once we decide on a design it could serve as a template. Ideally, we would work with one designer on all five rooms. Designer would need to use Adobe InDesign, with deliverables as actual design files (InDesign .idd).
This project advances our site's vision to share the history of Highland (our historic site) through an inclusive, accessible narrative of its people and events. Our re-curation is informed by many collaborators, including out Council of Descendant Advisors. This work helps our visiting public experience U.S. history in new, innovative and thought-provoking ways to better understand how our many presents are informed by our many pasts.
Highland's mission is to engage the public in learning about U.S. history through inclusive narratives of Highland and the people who lived on the property, with a focus on the period of James Monroe's ownership.
We promote diverse narratives of Highland, including the histories of James Monroe and family, visitors, and the enslaved people who lived and worked there. Interpretation at Highland connects individuals' stories with the themes and events of U.S. history relevant to the years of Monroe's public career. Highland is distinguished by its joining of public and academic history and advancing this vision using new and traditional technology. Highland is uniquely placed to serve as a laboratory for creative public history as a division of William & Mary, an institution of higher education with a commitment to excellence in research and teaching at all levels and renowned doctoral programs in history, anthropology, and American studies.