Midwest Marketplace


Explore the Midwest Marketplace

As a service to the museum profession, AMM has compiled an online directory of products and services offered by museums, consultants, and other providers. The Midwest Marketplace is an excellent resource to turn to when you need quick quotes for projects, new ideas that will work for your museums, or solutions to your challenges. The Directory is updated on a continuous basis.

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106 Group

Exhibit and Museum Planning Consultants

Company Description:

106 Group reveals the stories of a place through visitor-focused experiences. We bring together a creative and experienced team of exhibit developers, designers, facilitators, evaluators, historians, naturalists, and media specialists. Together, we lead you through a process to discover your resources, focus your story, and design experiences—whether exhibits, waysides, programs, public art, or mobile apps—that engage your community and your visitors in the authentic meaning of that place.

Angle Park, Inc. - Media for Museums

AV Production/Technology

Company Description:

We help museums tell clear, bold stories. Together, we'll fearlessly wrangle raw material that's massive in scope and difficult to reduce to its essence; we'll conquer exhibit A/V technology and find simple, visitor-focused solutions; we'll help weigh all your options with confidence, then push forward with a winning plan. We’ve dedicated Angle Park to helping your team be its best for a simple reason: Museums matter. They awaken imaginations and challenge viewpoints, helping visitors forge connections with the big ideas that shape the world.

Antiquities Company LLC

Traveling Exhibits

Company Description:

We design, build and lease traveling museum exhibits. Our very popular, hands-on exhibits include 'Amazing Dinosaurs!' and 'Ice Age Imperials'.
Please see our website at www.antiquitiescompany.com for more information and to view many photos of the exhibits.

Archival Products

Conservation/Preservation Services and Supplies

Company Description:

For more than 30 years, Archival Products has helped you preserve history.
We take pride in producing the finest, handcrafted enclosures available. The most prestigious universities, libraries and museums trust our products to protect rare books, manuscripts, letters, music, photographs, and pamphlets. Our products are ready to go, off the shelf. No special training is needed to protect your treasures.
We are a small, 100% employee-owned company, dedicated to unmatched quality, and a personalized customer service you can’t get with other vendors. Located in Des Moines, Iowa, we are unabashedly proud of our Midwestern friendliness and fair dealing.
We would love to send you samples of our products. The quality speaks for itself. Call us to talk about custom products, and custom sizes to perfectly fit your collection. See our website for our full product line.

Belfry Historic Consultants, Inc.

Conservation/Preservation Services and Supplies

Company Description:

Purveyors of historically accurate documented fabrics, carpeting, wallpapers, trimmings, and research since 1986. Belfry Historic Consultants specializes in high quality offerings from around the world which combine period authenticity, unmatched quality, and exceptional beauty. Belfry Historic is recognized for its extensive archive of existing patterns as well as exceptional recreations of existing documents.

Belfry Historic Consultants, Inc.

Exhibit and Museum Planning Consultants

Company Description:

Purveyors of historically accurate documented fabrics, carpeting, wallpapers, trimmings, and research since 1986.

Bluewater Studio

Design-Build/Fabrication/Construction Services

Company Description:

PROVIDING IMAGINATIVE, INSPIRING AND INNOVATIVE SPACES,

As museums continue to compete for visitor attention, it is critical to provide authentic experiences by deeply rooting exhibitions in content, objects, and activities that will fully engage visitors of all ages. The Bluewater Studio team has been collaborating with dozens of cultural institutions and creative partners for decades, working together to create exceptional and inspirational cultural experiences for people around the world.

BrownKnows Design

Design-Build/Fabrication/Construction Services

Company Description:

BrownKnows Design is an all-in-one exhibit design and fabrication studio with the experience and commitment to making every exhibit exceptional (and making the process easy!).

Our services include concept development, materials selection, cost and timeline projections, exhibit design, fabrication, and a range of creative solutions for any space and budget.

With connections throughout the region, we are positioned to serve the needs of small-to-medium organizations across the Midwest. Building partnerships. Transforming spaces. Creative collaborations.

Chicago Scenic Studio, Inc

Fabrication/Construction Services

Company Description:

Chicago Scenic has spent nearly 40 years mastering the complexities of dynamic environments, challenging interactive experiences, and entertainment attractions of all types.

We take imaginative ideas and make them real, engage and inspire your audiences, and leave them with lasting impressions.

Wherever you are in your exhibit development, let’s talk.

Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc.

Design-Build/Fabrication/Construction Services

Company Description:

Chicago Scenic Studios has spent 40 years mastering the complexities of dynamic environments, challenging interactive experiences, theatrical productions, and entertainment attractions of all types. And we make it all happen under one roof at our Chicago-based 165,000 sq. ft. facility.

Crux Creative

Graphic Design and Production

Company Description:

Making exhibits come alive is a special passion and talent of ours.

Crux is a woman-owned and certified creative agency with decades of award winning creative projects. We opened our doors in 2005 and focus our work on designing museum exhibits and displays with smaller budgets, but supporting larger firms and architects with our creative services on large scale projects.

From corporate environments and company history walls to hospital donor walls and museum exhibits – we deliver graphic treatments, visual concepts and three-dimensional executions that enhance your brand, engage your audience and turn every story into an unforgettable experience.

CultureConnect

Mobile Apps/Web Development

Company Description:

Culture Connect creates beautiful and meaningful digital experiences for museums and cultural tourism organizations. Our award-winning mobile tours, tablet apps, city guides, scavenger hunts, and interactive exhibits are all powered by our easy-to-use platform.

Dig In UX

Exhibit and Museum Planning Consultants

Company Description:

Dig In UX applies user experience (UX) research and strategies to solve problems and meet challenges. We help our clients move forward informed by deep knowledge of visitor motivations and expectations. To delve deeply into motivational and inspirational topics, roots of behavior, and decision-making, we interface with real people having real experiences.

Our UX team members have worked with Fortune 50 companies and/or UX industry powerhouses such as IDEO or GfK. Our museum team members have held leadership roles with leading museum, cultural and civic institutions, and their expertise informs the team on museum, zoo and aquaria operations, the Informal Learning space, master planning and experience planning, and strategic visioning in the non-profit sector.

Instead providing reports, we deliver journey maps, experience maps, visualized profiles and personae, mind maps, and the like. Our deliverables focus on communicating complex data visually, so downstream teams don’t need to ‘interpret’ it, but can consume it directly, immediately moving on to crafting a responsive design, reaction, or solution.

We are experts in the process, not the content. Our work relies on highly collaborative activities and production sessions throughout the project, so it may capitalize on the knowledge and expertise of the client, other partners and the Dig In UX team.

Our team shares a deep conviction that nothing is more powerful than the connections made between people when experiencing joy, enlightenment, excitement and wonder. We are inspired to provide families, communities and the public-at-large high-quality, delightful interactions that enhance, educate and enrich their lives.

Dorfman Museum Figures, Inc.

Conservation/Preservation Services and Supplies

Company Description:

2017 marks Dorfman Museum Figures’ 60th year of providing ultra Realistic Figures and Forms to the museum community, helping to keep history alive, dynamic, and relevant!

Originally specializing in creating life-size, life-like realistic figures for museums, DMF has sculpted over 840 heads with which it has created thousands of figures for museums, visitor centers, design /exhibit companies, corporate entities, and private clients.

DMF also fabricates a comprehensive line of conservationally sound forms out of Ethafoam® for display and storage of high value artifact costumes, uniforms, and clothing. Our Museum Figures and Conservation Forms are used in exhibit collections worldwide in over 30 countries.

Driven by our client’s needs, we are continually adding to our line of products. So if you don’t see what you need, give us a call and let us know what we can do for you!
www.museumfigures.com

Dorfman Museum Figures, Inc.

Exhibit Mounts/Figures/Cases

Company Description:

2017 marks Dorfman Museum Figures’ 60th year of providing ultra Realistic Figures and Forms to the museum community, helping to keep history alive, dynamic, and relevant!

Originally specializing in creating life-size, life-like realistic figures for museums, DMF has sculpted over 840 heads with which it has created thousands of figures for museums, visitor centers, design /exhibit companies, corporate entities, and private clients.

DMF also fabricates a comprehensive line of conservationally sound forms out of Ethafoam® for display and storage of high value artifact costumes, uniforms, and clothing. Our Museum Figures and Conservation Forms are used in exhibit collections worldwide in over 30 countries.

Driven by our client’s needs, we are continually adding to our line of products. So if you don’t see what you need, give us a call and let us know what we can do for you!
www.museumfigures.com

Dorfman Museum Figures,Inc.

Exhibit Mounts/Figures/Cases

Company Description:

For over 60 years Dorfman Museum Figures has provided ultra Realistic Figures to the museum community, helping to keep history alive, dynamic, and relevant! Having sculpted over 840 heads (that make up our inventory) we have created thousands of figures for museums, visitor centers, design /exhibit companies, corporate entities, and private clients in over 30 countries. And since 1996 we’ve offered a comprehensive line of artifact-appropriate Conservation Forms, made of inert Ethafoam®, for display and storage of high value artifact costumes, uniforms, and clothing.

Edwards Creative

Design-Build/Fabrication/Construction Services

Company Description:

Edwards Creative is an in-house production facility, specializing in design, custom-build exhibits, trade show booths, print materials, and everything in-between. Creative is in our name, and it's what we do. We have a dedicated creative team, expert installers, and finish carpenters to take your project to the next level. Edwards is excited to bring your next big idea to life.

Encurate Mobile Technology

Mobile Apps/Web Development

Company Description:

Let Encurate power your museum’s mobile app!

Using the Encurate Content Management System, your museum can create your own branded, mobile app with beacon technology, an interactive map, social media integration, and analytical feedback, all for one low monthly fee.

Using formative research strategies and with years of experience, we provide powerful, yet very affordable mobile solutions that are relevant to both the institution and the visitor.

Engberg Anderson Architects

Architecture/3D Design/Engineering

Company Description:

At Engberg Anderson Architects, we help you strengthen your community. Museum or library, housing or health clinic, our work supports the activities and institutions at the heart of a vibrant culture and economy. We find balance between performance and cost and between the inventive and enduring.

FEH DESIGN

Architecture/3D Design/Engineering

Company Description:

FEH DESIGN is an architecture, interior design and structural engineering firm we specialize in education facilities including: museums , zoos, aquariums, exhibit structure, interpretive centers, libraries, colleges, universities and schools. Our firm was started in 1898 and we have been in business for nearly 120 years. We have four offices: Sioux City, Des Moines, and Dubuque, Iowa and Delafield, Wisconsin. Our staff have provided design services in ten states over the last ten years.

FEH Design

Architecture/3D Design/Engineering

Company Description:

FEH Design is 119 year old architecture, structural engineering and interior design firm servicing clients across the Midwest and beyond.

Field Museum

Traveling Exhibits

Company Description:

The Field Museum combines the research of its world-renowned scientific staff with its award-winning design expertise to create high-quality traveling exhibitions. Clients as varied as art museums, science centers, children's museums, and local history centers have enjoyed the Field Museum's engaging exhibitions.

Fulcrum Mountmaking & Exhibitions

Exhibit Mounts/Figures/Cases

Company Description:

We specialize in custom museum-quality mounts for artifacts, utilizing archival materials and safe artifact handling techniques. We also offer additional exhibit design, 3d design, illustration, and exhibit arts services including model-making and scenic painting.

Hangerbee

Conservation/Preservation Services and Supplies

Company Description:

Hangerbee produces museum-quality padded hangers for long-term garment preservation. Available in nine styles and in kits you can assemble yourself, Hangerbee hangers are the perfect fit for every garment and every budget.

Impact Communications

Mobile Apps/Web Development

Company Description:

Impact Communications creates engaging and effective, visitor-focused programs including multimedia, websites, back-end databases, videos, interactive kiosks, interpretive tours, immersive exhibits, graphic design, animation, special events, theatrical shows, social media, and apps.