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Museum Signage samples

Behind the ScenesRenovation Plans

Zen and the Art of Museum Signage

The funny thing about beautiful signs is that you don’t notice them. From the beginning, that was our goal for museum signage at the newly renovated Gibbes. To create an…

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Behind the ScenesRenovation Plans

Gibbes Museum in the News: June 22 – July 4

Charleston Business Magazine’s June/July issue featured an in-depth piece with stunning photos of the renovated museum and first-floor programming. Tidelines, Seabrook Island’s community blog, included a post on the Art…

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Collection Storage: From the Gallery Walls to the Back Room

Behind the ScenesPermanent Collection

Collection Storage: From the Gallery Walls to the Back Room

As an intern at the Gibbes, one of the best parts of my job is getting an up-close view of what goes on behind the scenes at the museum. While…

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Conservator and curator examine miniature portraits

Behind the ScenesPermanent Collection

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Even though they are the smallest pieces in the collection, designing a new gallery for the miniature collection has been a lot of work. Thanks to a generous grant from…

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gibbesmuseum.org home page

Behind the ScenesRenovation Plans

Our New Website is Live!

This week, the Gibbes launched a brand new website. Our previous site debuted in 2007 and was built using technology that is hardly supported by today’s browsers. It definitely did…

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Gibbes on the Street transforms Meeting Street into a delight for the senses.

Behind the ScenesEvents

Gibbes Street Party has great Panache

As I eagerly count down the days until the seventh-annual Street Party, it’s hard not to be in awe of the team of individuals who volunteer their time and resources…

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Sculpture under the Dome

Behind the ScenesPermanent CollectionRenovation Plans

Sculpture under the Dome

When the Gibbes reopens on May 28, visitors will be welcomed to freshly renovated gallery spaces throughout the Museum. One of the most spectacular transformations is the newly named Campbell…

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Fabric samples

Behind the ScenesPermanent CollectionRenovation Plans

Curatorial Perspective: Preparing for the Reopening

While the Gibbes has been under renovation, I am often asked, “What does the staff do while the museum is closed?” Behind the scenes, we are working harder than ever…

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Behind the Lens: A Photographer’s Account of the Gibbes Museum Renovation

Behind the ScenesRenovation Plans

Behind the Lens: A Photographer’s Account of the Gibbes Museum Renovation

Over a year ago I reached out to the Gibbes Museum of Art requesting to document their current renovation. My original motivation was a curiosity that led to an exploration…

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Behind the Scenes

Adventures in Tweeting

As an individual of a certain age, my relationship with social media has been tenuous at best. I am of the generation that did not have email until college, and…

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