For the exhibit “The White Plague Comes to Kearney: A History of the Nebraska State Hospital for Tuberculosis,” the GW Frank Museum partnered with Flint Hills Design to design, fabricate, and install an exhibit that would occupy two newly refurbished rooms in the historic house. We used Matfield pedestal rails from Upland Exhibits (FHD’s brand of off-the-shelf exhibit components and systems) as an elegant and cost-effective way to put the museum’s content front and center. We designed for clarity and impact, looking for ways to embody the spirit and culture of an institution that spanned six decades, telling the story of the patients, doctors, nurses, and staff through picture and design as well as words.
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GW Frank Museum – Tuberculosis exhibit featuring customized Upland Matfield pedestal rails
Wall-mounted interpretive panels
Upland Pedestal Rails
Historic GW Frank house