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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: 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 j011
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.…

Lowell Dem HSP Signage Abstracts j012
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.…

Lowell Dem HSP Signage Abstracts j013
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.…

Lowell Dem HSP Signage Abstracts j014
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.…

Lowell Dem HSP Signage Abstracts j015
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.…

Lowell Dem HSP Signage Abstracts j016
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.…

Lowell Dem HSP Signage Abstracts j017
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.…

Lowell Dem HSP Signage Abstracts j018
Black and white detail image of signage plans. Large black square in foreground reads "Lowell Heritage State Park" in large white slab serif letters. Below this is a logo and right-aligned to the logo is the text "Massachusetts Department of…

Lowell Dem HSP Signage Abstracts j019
Black and white detail image of signage plans. Large black square in foreground reads "Lowell Heritage State Park" in large white slab serif letters. Below this is a logo and right-aligned to the logo is the text "Massachusetts Department of…

Lowell Dem HSP Signage Installation j001
Metal interpretive signage in the process of being stalled in front of an unidentified brick building. Two unidentified men, potentially designers or project managers, stand next to signs, as snow falls.

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