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  • Writer's picturePhillip Ratliff

Exhibit Brief: Interpreting a city's historic train station

Updated: Jan 30, 2020

Launching an exhibit is a process. It involves inventorying artifacts and sourcing images, researching oral and written sources and crafting copy, creating a logo and "look and feel." All along the way, the client must be empowered to advance their brand and goals. In this installment of Exhibit Brief, we look behind-the-scenes at how Backstory and Vulcan Park and Museum navigated this process during the build-out of an exhibit on Birmingham, Alabama's historic train depot.

Phil Ratliff is President of Backstory Educational Media. Backstory helps clients across the Southeast mount exhibits and create educational content. Reach Phil at

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