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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Harvest Hosts

Tourism Services

Company Description:

We are Harvest Hosts, a platform that connects 200,000+ RVers to local businesses and attractions across North America. Our model is a cost-free opportunity for you to share your offerings with our members by opening up space for one overnight stay. We simply tell our members about you, and they schedule their visit in advance via our online reservation tool. In exchange for the overnight stay, Harvest Host members are encouraged to make a purchase of at least $20 at each host location they visit. We have 2700+ participating hosts in our program, including over 560 museums and attractions! Visit harvesthosts.com/hosts for more information about becoming a Host.

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.

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.

JW Croft Consulting Group

Exhibit and Museum Planning Consultants

Company Description:

JW Croft Consulting Group provides solutions for nonprofit organizations. With over 60 years of combined experience working in and with nonprofits, at every level and in every area of nonprofit institutions, we focus on financial management (long-term financial planning, capital budgeting, annual budgeting, financial modeling), strategic management (strategic planning, mission alignment, business planning), and performance improvement (organizational development, strategic communication, board relations and training).

JW Croft Consulting Group

Exhibit and Museum Planning Consultants

Company Description:

JW Croft Consulting Group provides solutions for nonprofit organizations. With over 60 years of combined experience working in and with nonprofits, at every level and in every area of nonprofit institutions, we focus on financial management (long-term financial planning, capital budgeting, annual budgeting, financial modeling); strategic management (strategic planning, mission alignment, business planning); and performance improvement (organizational development, strategic communication, board relations and training).

Kraemer Design + Production, Inc.

Exhibit and Museum Planning Consultants

Company Description:

Kraemer Design + Production is an attraction design company that sparks the senses and creates joy in every immersive experience and attraction we design. Capturing the client’s dream vividly and successfully designing, all while staying realistic to limits. We ignite innovation, story-driven, immersive, repeatable and diverse experiences. Established in 1994, our ten–member multidisciplinary design team is focused on visitors, with a dedication to creating enjoyable, educational and memorable experiences for all ages in the family. We are well qualified to handle the demands of large scale projects as well as supplying the personal touch required on smaller–size projects.

Leonid Production LLC

Exhibit and Museum Planning Consultants

Company Description:

I'm an independent exhibit development consultant with over 15 years experience in museums.My areas of expertise include:
Interactive Development; Label Writing and Editing; Content Research and Planning; Accessibility and Inclusion Strategies; Brainstorming Workshops; and various other types of interpretative planning on every scale.
Let me help you with your next exhibition project!

Lewis Kappes

Legal Counsel

Company Description:

Brian Statz is an attorney with the law firm of Lewis Kappes, representing museums, nonprofits and other businesses, providing general counsel services and other support. Brian was Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for The Children's Museum of Indianapolis for over a decade, and provides practical as well as legal advice.

The law firm of Lewis Kappes provides clients with focused expertise in a wide range of practice areas, including nonprofit law, intellectual property, labor and employment, education law, and lending and finance. The firm has attorneys admitted to practice in a number of states, including Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Missouri.

Luci Creative

Exhibit and Museum Planning Consultants

Company Description:

Luci Creative is a full-service design studio, empowering museums, cultural organizations, and corporations to realize their goals through immersive experiences and exhibits. We design and build unique spaces of all scales, bringing together the best expert partners to realize the project, and manage every step of the creative process for our clients along the way. Luci’s team of designers tailor a collaborative approach to every project, generating fresh experiences that feel engaging, meaningful, and memorable. Your story. Your mission. Your legacy. Luci Creative makes it real.

McCullough Creative

Design-Build/Fabrication/Construction Services

Company Description:

“We would hire them again without hesitation.” We typically let our work speak for itself, but sometimes our clients want to help, too.

McCullough Creative leverages nearly 40 years of creative services and custom fabrication to impactfully tell the stories of inspired organizations. Beginning with an interpretive plan, we take a cost-engineering approach to help clients organize their story, develop content, design the visitor- and user-experience, develop interactive displays, and build and install exhibits. In addition to working full-scope with small- to mid-size organizations, we also partner with architectural clients to assist with exhibit-engineering, -building, and -installing for large-scale projects. We also help clients raise funds and promote their spaces with a full suite of traditional and digital marketing services.

Midwest Art Conservation Center

Conservation/Preservation Services and Supplies

Company Description:

MACC is a non-profit regional preservation and conservation center, serving museums, historical societies, libraries, other cultural institutions as well public and private clients.

Minnesota Children's Museum

Traveling Exhibits

Company Description:

With 40 years of experience, Minnesota Children’s Museum is a leading producer of exhibit rentals and has the largest collection of children’s traveling exhibits on the road. Our exhibits provide organizations with highly immersive, educational experiences that boost attendance, engage visitors and spark learning.