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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All AMM institutional and corporate members are eligible to receive a complimentary listing in the AMM Products and Services Directory for the duration of their membership. Non-members may be listed for an annual fee of $50. Submit your product or service to our administrative team using this FORM.


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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.

Art Display Essentials, a 10-31 Company

Exhibit Mounts/Figures/Cases

Company Description:

Art Display Essentials, a 10-31 company, has created a suite of products that are useful for museums and fabrication companies. Our barrier and queueing solutions, along with our sleek signage options offer your visitors’ precise direction without distracting from the atmosphere of the artwork. We are proud to present our quality Q-Cord Barrier lines, MuseumRails, MuseumSigns, display case selections, and more.

Art Display Essentials, a 10-31 Company

Graphic Design and Production/Signage

Company Description:

Art Display Essentials, part of the 10-31 family of companies, has created a suite of products and services that are useful for museums and museum fabrication companies. From the most detailed queuing system to the simplest label holder, Art Display Essentials provides solutions for every museum need. Our barrier and queueing solutions along with our sleek signage options offer your visitors’ precise direction without distracting from the atmosphere of the artwork. We are proud to present our quality Q-Cord Barriers, MuseumRails, MuseumSigns, Display Cases, Artifact Mounts, Display Risers and More.

Art of Estates - Appraisal & Consulting

Insurance/Risk Management

Company Description:

Art of Estates is an appraisal firm providing professional certified appraisals, consulting, estimates, and creating formal appraisal documents on entire collections and single items of personal property.

Art of Estates appraisal firm provides unbiased appraisals for Fine Art, Antiques, Native American, Historical Artifacts, Decorative Arts, Collectibles, Rugs, Memorabilia, General Residential Contents, Designer Furniture, Musical Instruments, Clocks, Historical Documents, Luxury Clothing, Handbags, Fashion Accessories, Petroliana, Spirits, Firearms, Pre-Columbian Artifacts, and Sterling Silver Objects of Vertu.

Art of Estates appraisers are adept at utilizing modern technology and experienced-based expertise to save our clients time and money without sacrificing quality or USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliance.

Art of Estates never takes property into our possession, and we do NOT buy or sell personal property. This appraisal approach ensures that our appraisal results are ethical and unbiased and remain objective throughout the entire appraisal process. These service features of Art of Estates are what sets us apart from our competition.

Art of Estates - Appraisal & Consulting

Appraisal Services

Company Description:

Art of Estates is an appraisal firm providing professional certified appraisals, consulting, estimates, and creating formal appraisal documents on entire collections and single items of personal property.

Art of Estates appraisal firm provides unbiased appraisals for Fine Art, Antiques, Native American, Historical Artifacts, Decorative Arts, Collectibles, Rugs, Memorabilia, General Residential Contents, Designer Furniture, Musical Instruments, Clocks, Historical Documents, Luxury Clothing, Handbags, Fashion Accessories, Petroliana, Spirits, Firearms, Pre-Columbian Artifacts, and Sterling Silver Objects of Vertu.

Art of Estates appraisers are adept at utilizing modern technology and experienced-based expertise to save our clients time and money without sacrificing quality or USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliance.

Art of Estates never takes property into our possession, and we do NOT buy or sell personal property. This appraisal approach ensures that our appraisal results are ethical and unbiased and remain objective throughout the entire appraisal process. These service features of Art of Estates are what sets us apart from our competition.

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.

CatalogIt

Collections Digitization and Management Technology

Company Description:

CatalogIt is an intuitive, full-featured Collections Management System for cataloging and managing collections and selectively publishing them to the Web. As a cloud-based service, CatalogIt reduces administrative costs and empowers your staff and volunteers to collaborate simultaneously— securely viewing and editing collections records anywhere, anytime, on mobile and desktop devices.

CG Schmidt

Design-Build/Fabrication/Construction Services

Company Description:

CG Schmidt, a family-owned company since 1920, provides clients with professional construction planning and management services. We specialize in corporate, industrial, healthcare, educational, senior living and cultural markets. As one of Wisconsin's largest builders, CG Schmidt consistently ranks among the top construction managers in the state, as well as the Midwest.

Christine Lefebvre Design

Exhibit and Museum Planning Consultants

Company Description:

Christine Lefebvre Design is a small studio specializing in museum exhibitions, interiors, and graphic design, based in the Washington, DC metro area. CLD designs small to mid-sized exhibitions — temporary or long-term; interior or exterior. We create inspired, compelling spaces that balance aesthetics with practical concerns.

Conserv

Conservation/Preservation Services and Supplies

Company Description:

Conserv is a platform for preventive conservation– integrating risk management for environments, pests, and other agents of deterioration into a single tool for collections care. We offer free environmental monitoring and integrated pest management software. Our wireless sensors, available through a subscription fee, provide real time notifications and are very easy to set up using LoRaWAN technology (no WiFi required). We offer preventive conservation consultations, regular updates and upgrades, triennial calibration, and battery replacement. We continue to develop and improve by partnering with researchers and practitioners to build the next generation of sensors and software specifically designed for heritage preservation.

Crux Creative

Design-Build/Fabrication/Construction Services

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.

Distinguished Programs

Insurance/Risk Management

Company Description:

Distinguished Programs is a leading national insurance Program Manager providing specialized insurance programs to brokers and agents with expertise in Fine Art & Collectibles, Real Estate, Environmental, Community Associations, Hotels, and Restaurants. Property and liability products are distributed through a national network of agents and brokers. Serving the same core markets and partnering with the most stable and reputable carriers, Distinguished Programs’ high-limit umbrella programs remain the clear choice in its specialty areas for superior coverage, competitive pricing, and attentive service. Through thoughtful innovation from 1995, Distinguished Programs fosters growth and opportunities for its brokers, carriers, and employees.

Drumminhands Design

AV Production/Technology

Company Description:

An interactive media and graphic design studio committed to audience, interpretation, and accessibility. Over 16 years of industry experience, Midwest based, and a proud AMM member.

Edwards Creative

Design-Build/Fabrication/Construction Services

Company Description:

Edwards Creative is an award winning and certified woman-owned small business, leading the industry in graphic design, custom display and exhibit fabrication, exhibit design, environmental design, large-format printing, interactive media and installation since 2005. Our unique blend of customer service and creative expertise has been trusted by businesses, museums, and world-renowned corporations for nearly 15 years. Our collaborative work environment and team-oriented approach to projects allows us to take on one-of-a-kind projects that require custom management, trusted experts, and most importantly, creative genius.

Exhibit Concepts Inc.

Design-Build/Fabrication/Construction Services

Company Description:

Exhibit Concepts is full of creative and passionate people and has dedicated more than 40 years to providing unique solutions and excellent customer experiences. We are an award-winning event marketing partner that designs and produces experiential environments, including domestic and international trade shows, museums, executive briefing centers, corporate interiors, vehicle marketing and tours, experiential and interactive engagements, creative and design services, and program management. We are passionate about providing custom experiences that create unique connections between our clients and their customers. Exhibit Concepts is one of the largest WBENC-certified organizations in the industry.

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.

Fleming Museum Consulting, Inc.

Exhibit and Museum Planning Consultants

Company Description:

Fleming Museum Consulting exists to help clients tell their stories in engaging ways. With
so many competing avenues for people’s attention today, we work to best understand our clients’ needs and their audiences, in order to create an experience that pulls visitors in, encouraging them to engage more and more as they explore and discover the content driving the stories they are experiencing.

Having created dozens of different exhibit and museum experiences, from history and culture to science and children’s, from temporary exhibits to permanent installations, Fleming Museum Consulting understands how important it is to focus on the content being presented and follow the narrative being told in every aspect of planning. Considering and balancing the needs and wants of both the client and their audience helps to create an intriguing experience for all who engage in it.

Fleming Museum Consulting specializes in overall museum planning and creation, content and narrative development, including curation and label writing, and also has extensive experience in collections and exhibition management. This experience brings added levels of understanding how museums works for both staff and visitors beyond merely the story itself.

Pulling together exhibit development and museum management and planning, Fleming Museum Consulting helps clients create experiences that are remembered well for years to come.

FORM

Mobile Apps/Web Development

Company Description:

FORM is a digital-first creative agency for arts & culture and nonprofit organizations. We help our mission-driven clients thrive and connect with patrons through integrated web design, digital marketing, branding, and digital interactives.

Fowler Artistic LLC

Traveling Exhibits

Company Description:

Fowler Artistic provides curatorial assistance, traveling exhibitions, virtual reality exhibitions, and catalog design & printing for small to mid-size museums, historic houses and university art galleries. Our goal is to provide affordable, high quality exhibits, programs & catalogs that highlight the uniqueness of the museum’s collections and space.

Gemini Builds It!

Exhibit Mounts/Figures/Cases

Company Description:

We would like to introduce you to Gemini Builds It, located in Elgin Illinois. Established in 1976, we are a manufacturer of museum quality products, including exhibit cases and museum quality picture framing.

Our Showcase Acrylics Department specializes in acrylic vitrines and wall frames, pedestals, display cases, and custom hardwoods. We are also a supplier of archival products such as Crescent mat boards, foam core, tapes, and TruVue Optium Museum acrylics. Quality craftsmanship and our attention to detail have made us the choice of museums, artists, framers, conservators, and historical societies. At Gemini we specialize in ideation, design, rendering, and production of products that will help you tell YOUR story!

What can we build for you?

Heinzen Media LLC

AV Production/Technology

Company Description:

Heinzen Media is a full-service multimedia production studio working at the intersection of physical and digital space. With over two decades of experience, we create award-winning experiences with impact and tell stories that need to be told. We're especially passionate about projects that elevate diverse and marginalized communities and educate about environmental conservation and sustainability.

HUB International

Insurance/Risk Management

Company Description:

HUB International is a full-service global insurance brokerage firm specializing in insurance solutions for Museums of all sizes. Services include:
Commerical insurance including coverage for collections, directors and officers, as well as traditional property and casualty risks.
Employee benefit solutions including health, dental, vision, and ancillary coverages.
Retirement solutions including 401k and 403b offerings.
Personal Insurance for executives and employees.

ICA-Art Conservation

Conservation/Preservation Services and Supplies

Company Description:

ICA is a regional conservation center that offers conservation treatment and collection care services to organizations, corporations, and the public with experience in objects, paintings, textiles, and paper collections and objects as well as crate and case design and contractions, mount making, packing, shipping, installation, deinstallation, and many other areas of collection care. Ica was founded in 1952 and has served thousands of clients in caring for important items of cultural and artistic significance.

Impact Communications

AV Production/Technology

Company Description:

Impact Communications is a team of creative thinkers and technical masters who are passionate about producing innovative and inspirational media and exhibits.

Specialties Include Interactive Multimedia; Videos; Immersive Exhibits; Augmented Reality; Virtual Reality; Apps; Interpretive Tours; Theater Experiences; Special Events; Custom Music & Lyrics; Graphics Design; Illustration; Animation and Content Development.

Over the past 40 years we have embraced the evolution of technology and used it as a vehicle to communicate content. However, our visitor-focused philosophy has never changed. We begin each project by thoroughly defining the target audience, project goals and learning objectives. From there, we are able to develop the most successful and compelling media, exhibits and events.