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Exhibits

Exhibits include hands-on interactive components, multimedia components, object displays, and graphic panels. These components can be combined into exhibitions focusing on a topic or theme. NISE Network exhibits are designed for visitors to museums and other similar settings. They are typically unstaffed experiences, but provide opportunities for related programming that feature educators and STEM professionals.

More About Exhibits

Exhibits are typically unstaffed experiences, designed for visitors to museums and other similar settings. Exhibits may take many forms, including hands-on interactive components, multimedia components, object displays, and graphic panels, or some combination of these elements. 

  • Traveling Exhibitions
    Traveling exhibitions are a group of exhibits displayed in museums or similar venues on a temporary basis, through a loan or rental agreement with the owner. Exhibitions are made up of a number of individual exhibit components, usually organized around a theme. They can include hands-on interactive components, multimedia components, object displays, and graphic panels. Exhibits are typically unstaffed experiences, designed for visitors to museums and other similar settings.
  • Non-Traveling Exhibits
    Non-traveling exhibitions are a group of exhibits, usually organized around a theme, that are installed in museums or similar venues on a long-term basis. Exhibitions can be made up of a number of individual exhibit components, including hands-on interactive components, multimedia components, object displays, and graphic panels.  Exhibits are typically unstaffed experiences, designed for visitors to museums and other similar settings.

 

How can I rent a traveling exhibition?

The NISE Network does not tour traveling exhibitions, however, some of our partners do tour traveling exhibitions for a fee. You can contact the owners of the traveling exhibition and ask if it is available for you to rent.  If you cannot find the contact person for a specific traveling exhibition on the website please contact your regional hub leader for assistance and we will attempt to connect you with the owner.

 

How can I buy an exhibit or exhibition?

The NISE Network does not sell exhibits, however, some of our partners do sell exhibits. If you are interested in renting or buying an exhibit or exhibition you should contact the original creator/owner to see if  it is possible for them to fabricate a copy of the exhibit or exhibition for you for a fee. If you cannot find the contact  person for a specific exhibition the website, please contact your regional hub leader for assistance.

 

How can I build my own exhibit?

The NISE Network has created a variety of exhibits on nano science, technology, and engineering. Digital files of exhibit plans, drawings, and signage are available at no charge for museums or educational institutions who wish to build their own copies or adapt these exhibits for their own use; most of these materials can be downloaded directly from the exhibits listed on the website.

Educational products created by the NISE Network are created under a Creative Commons attribution non-commercial share-alike license allowing other nonprofit institutions to use and adapt these materials.  All exhibit and media products labeled on the website as "NISE NET PRODUCT" fall under this Creative Commons license; please note that products labeled  "LINKED PRODUCT" have been created by another institution and you must contact the owning institution regarding rights and permissions.

Please see the section below on posters, images, graphics and multimedia that could be useful when creating your own exhibits.

Posters, Signage, and Images for exhibits:

The NISE Network has created posters, signage, and images that may be useful when developing your own exhibits or exhibition gallery; NISE Network educational products can be used under a Creative Commons attribution non-commercial share-alike license.

Multimedia and videos for exhibits:

The NISE Net has created many videos and other multimedia that may be useful when developing your own exhibits or exhibition gallery; NISE Network educational products can be used under a Creative Commons attribution non-commercial share-alike license.

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