When the State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND) embarked on an expansion of its Heritage Center, the project included a complete redesign of the permanent exhibitions that interpret more than 500 million years of North Dakota’s history and unique environment. The 19,000-square-foot Inspiration Gallery is one of three new exhibits that showcase the SHSND’s outstanding collections. It brings the story to the present day.
Great Plains Exhibit Development Joint Venture, comprised of Xibitz, Lord Cultural Resources and Taylor Studios, worked in collaboration with stakeholders from the museum, the architect and the general public to bring this exhibit to life. In addition, the vision for the gallery was confirmed by consultation with people across North Dakota.
“Xibitz is a joy to work with – creative, responsive, organized, efficient, flexible, and innovative.”
—Genia Hesser, Curator of Exhibits
[Connecting to the Past.
The Inspiration Gallery brings the story of North Dakota up to the present while honoring the influence of the past. This connection is revealed using a variety of interpretive techniques – visual, tactile and visceral – to engage multiple learning styles, making the experience meaningful and memorable.]
X: on this project:
• Lead Firm, Great Plains Exhibit
• Development Joint Venture
• Detail Design
• Production & Installation
• Financial & Contract Management
• Project Management
• Contractor Coordination
• Sub-consultant Coordination
• Facility Interface Coordination
• Construction Drawings
• Lighting Design
• Electrical & Media Integration