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Exhibit Design Since the Sixties

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Lowell National Historical Park: Signage

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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 Dem HSP Signage Abstracts j001
Environmental signage: cylindrical sign wrapped around black metal post. One half of cylinder is red, the other gray. Partially visible is text that reads "Lowell Heritage State Park," in addition to smaller interpretive text and a map.

Lowell Dem HSP Signage Abstracts j002
Environmental signage: cylindrical sign wrapped around black metal post. One half of cylinder is red, the other gray. Partially visible is text that reads "Lowell Heritage State Park," in addition to smaller interpretive text and a map. In the…

Lowell Dem HSP Signage Abstracts j003
Environmental signage: gray square sign mounted on black post, reading "Boat Launch." In the background is the Merrimack River, and across the river is a large industrial building.

Lowell Dem HSP Signage Abstracts j004
Elevation drawing of a seven types of signage. From left to right: interpretive sign marked "A", consisting of a cylindrical sign wrapped around the top of a post, with a flat sign mounted approximately two thirds of the way down. Directional sign…

Lowell Dem HSP Signage Abstracts j005
Environmental signage: gray square sign mounted on black post, reading "Boat Launch." In the background are the tops of buildings.

Lowell Dem HSP Signage Abstracts j006
Environmental signage: gray square sign mounted on black post, reading "Boat Launch." In the background are the tops of trees with no foliage and a narrow view of the Merrimack River.

Lowell Dem HSP Signage Abstracts j007
Environmental signage: gray square sign mounted on black post, reading "Boat Launch." In the background are the tops of buildings.

Lowell Dem HSP Signage Abstracts j008
Elevation drawing of seven types of signage. From left to right: interpretive sign marked "A", consisting of a cylindrical sign wrapped around the top of a post, with a flat sign mounted approximately two thirds of the way down. Directional sign…

Lowell Dem HSP Signage Abstracts j009
Elevation drawing of seven types of interpretive, directional, and informational signage. Signs marked A, B1, B2, B3, C, D, and E each have 1-8 flat panels of red, blue, or black stacked vertically and mounted on top of black posts. Sign F depicts at…

Lowell Dem HSP Signage Abstracts j010
Architectural model of a viewer looking at interpretive signage. The viewer is a photographic cutout of the back side of a male figure, facing a two-panel sign (one red, one black), wrapped cylindrically around a black post in the shape of an I-beam.…

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