A variety of museum services ...
Variety Arts Enterprises aims to serve small and medium-sized museums and historical societies by providing a range of professional editorial, design, interpretation, and collections services on a per-project basis. It's a fact that small museums and historical societies are always facing a budget crisis, which in turn means there is often a shortage of staff and expertise. Your museum may have a marvelous collection and a great story to tell, but perhaps you don't quite have the people-power to craft an engaging interpretation plan, spruce-up the "brand image" in your printed materials, research an overgrown collection, or even do the mundane "graphics grunt-work" of digitizing photos or creating maps and diagrams. This is the area where Variety Arts Enterprises can help, as R.W. Bacon is ready to put his decades of expertise in printed communication --- and history/museum research & interpretation --- to work for you.
Helpful to smaller institutions, where staff and volunteers wear many "do-it-yourself" hats, are informative seminars offered on writing, editing, typography, and design. These seminars are expressly for motivated "designers-by-default" seeking to elevate the quality and effectiveness of their work. For comprehensive information about books and seminars on editorial and graphics topics, visit the dedicated website, www.CrankyTypographer.com.
But talk is cheap! See work samples for yourself by following the links on the respective museum services pages. Don't hesitate to call or e-mail with any questions --- after all, every project is executed with a unique set of goals and limitations. I would be happy to meet with you to discuss the specifics of your project.
--- R.W. Bacon