Explore the Archives
Michael Sand Archives

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: "The Lowell Urban National Cultural Park" Report

http://michaelsand.com/archives/items/Lowell-Team-Logo-j012.jpg

"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 HPC Report Graphics Diagrams n001
Publication cover in red-orange with white text, reading "The Lowell Urban National Cultural Park, Prepared for the Lowell Historic Canal District Commission by The Lowell Team, A joint venture of David A. Crane and Partners/DACP Inc.,…

Lowell HPC Report Graphics Diagrams n002
Interior page: "The Work Plan," depicting an illustrated workflow diagram outlining three phases of the project.

Lowell HPC Report Graphics Diagrams n003
Interior page: "The Work Plan," depicting an illustrated workflow diagram outlining three phases of the project.

Lowell HPC Report Graphics Diagrams n004
Interior page: "The Work Plan," depicting an illustrated workflow diagram outlining three phases of the project.

Lowell HPC Report Graphics Diagrams n005
Interior page: "The Work Plan," depicting an illustrated workflow diagram outlining three phases of the project.

Lowell HPC Report Graphics Diagrams n006
Interior page: "The Work Plan," depicting an illustrated workflow diagram outlining three phases of the project.

Lowell HPC Report Graphics Diagrams n007
Interior page: "A 10 MINUTE WALK," depicting an abstract map of Lowell (the team logo), with a large semi-transparent circle highlighting an area to the right of center of the logo. A red dot sits in the center of the circle and a red arrow points…

Lowell HPC Report Graphics Diagrams n008
Interior page: "The Work Plan," depicting an illustrated workflow diagram outlining three phases of the project.

Lowell HPC Report Graphics Headings n001
Slide or photostat of section header reading "Start-Up and Inventory Phase I" in white on black background.

Lowell HPC Report Graphics Headings n002
Slide or photostat of section header reading "General Approach" in white on black background.

Projects in this collection: