This chapter addresses the differences in displays and exhibits. Careful
marking and storage of display and exhibit items will ensure their availability
for the next setup.
Displays can be fun. They should be positive experiences for you and for the
audience, even when the subject is serious. You have a great deal of
freedom in tactics and strategy. You can let your imagination go. The point
is to draw attention to the information. Dont let a display inhibit you. After
all, you have been creating displays, albeit in their simplest form, since you
designed the bulletin board in elementary school.
Exhibits may be scary if the work displayed is your own. This should be
your best work. You are not only showing your artistic prowess, but also
revealing your most personal feelings. If the work is not yours, your
understanding of the body of the work should guide you in organizing the
Most ships and stations offer many opportunities for displays and exhibits.
Conference rooms, classrooms, passageways, and gedunks all have displays
or commemorative memorabilia. Nearly every Quarterdeck has a testimony
to the accomplishments or the history of the ship/station. Keep an eye on
your Quarterdeck. Take the initiative. Don't allow that hallowed area to
become a tattered eyesore. Look for the opportunities to display and exhibit.