In the Loop: Frank Madsen
350 N LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60654
Stories In Space
Frank Madsen will discuss key projects demonstrating particularly interesting challenges in exhibition planning, including innovative features of project development and execution, with the caveat that these are things that once were "new". He will place exhibition planning in the broader context of design and describe future trends.
Frank Madsen joined the Field Museum at the beginning of their exhibition department. He taught industrial, product, and exhibit design for IIT Institute of Design and founded ExhibitStaff (1975-1987) to design interpretive exhibits for museums, visitor centers, and governmental agencies. Frank has lectured for the National Association of Museum Exhibitors, the American Association of Museums, the Midwest Museums Conference, the Industrial Design Society of America, the University of Wisconsin, Exhibit Builder's Expo, the Indiana State Museum, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has won awards from the Council of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums as well as the prestigious Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH).
Frank continues to work in exhibition at teller|madsen developing proposals, conceptual design, exhibit design, and project management.