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Exhibit Design Since the Sixties

Explore Michael Sand’s museum exhibits and other work. An in-progress labor of love, the collection spans decades of design history, cultural and political history, Boston city government, and more.

Lowell National Historical Park: Preservation Plan and Report to the 95th Congress of the United States of America

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"As a member of the Moore-Heder Team selected to prepare an eight-year implementation plan for Lowell's Preservation District, Sand authored educational programs and exhibits, including plans for a new cultural center and museum complex—a central element in the new National Park.

Sand designed the exhibits and the educational and cultural programs included in a proposal to establish a National Park in Lowell, Massachusetts. As a member of the Lowell Team, a joint-venture including architects Gelardin Bruner Cott and urban planners David A. Crane & Partners, Sand worked with federal, state, and local officials to describe an ambitious but feasible development plan. In 1978 Congress enacted legislation creating the park and authorized $40 million to implement the plan. Sand's presentation won several design awards."

Source: Michael Sand, Inc. promotional booklet.

Lowell Bartlett w Books c001
Winston Bartlett's hand holds the interior (recto) page of a scrapbook capturing the history of Lowell, MA. Pasted onto the page is an illustration of the "old Garrison House." Underneath the illustration is pasted a caption describing the structure.…

Lowell Bartlett w Books c002
Winston Bartlett's hand points to the interior (recto) page of a scrapbook capturing the history of Lowell, MA. Pasted onto the page are two photographs of a local hall. Underneath the photographs is pasted a caption describing the structure.…

Lowell Bartlett w Books c003
Over-the-shoulder shot of Winston Bartlett looking down at the interior (recto) page of a scrapbook capturing the history of Lowell, MA. Pasted onto the page is an illustration of old Lowell. Bartlett's personal recollections and the scrapbook itself…

Lowell Bartlett w Books c004
Winston Bartlett's hand holds the interior (recto) page of a scrapbook capturing the history of Lowell, MA. Pasted onto the page is a photograph of an old house, and a newspaper article headlined "City's Oldest House: Durkee House in Pawtucketville…

Lowell Bartlett w Books c005
Winston Bartlett's hand points to the interior (recto) page of a scrapbook capturing the history of Lowell, MA. Pasted onto the page are two photographs of a local hall. Underneath the photographs is pasted a caption describing the structure.…

Lowell Bartlett w Books c006
Winston Bartlett's hand points to the interior (recto) page of a scrapbook capturing the history of Lowell, MA. Pasted onto the page is a photograph of a farm scene featuring two wagons, each drawn by a horse, with farmersworking atop the wagons. A…

Lowell Bartlett w Books c007
Winston Bartlett's hand points to the interior (recto) page of a scrapbook capturing the history of Lowell, MA. Pasted onto the page are two photographs. The photograph on the left is not entirely visible in the shot. The photograph on the right…

Lowell Bartlett w Books c008
Winston Bartlett's hand points to the interior (recto) page of a scrapbook capturing the history of Lowell, MA. Pasted onto the page is a black and white photograph of a collapsed bridge surrounded by a crowd of people. A caption pasted underneath…

Lowell Bartlett Winston c001
Winston Barlett sits on a plastic lawn chair on an enclosed porch, wearing dark pants, a dress shirt and tie, and glasses, looking at the camera. He is paging through a scrapbook capturing the history of Lowell, MA. The scrapbook rests on a wooden…

Lowell Bartlett Winston c002
Close up of Bartlett Winston without glasses. Bartlett's personal recollections were used in the creation of the 1977 "Report of the Lowell Historic Canal District Commission to the 95th Congress of the United States of America."

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