What is the fee to host a traveling exhibition?
Host sites are required to pay a loan fee, which covers shipping and administrative costs, and a refundable security deposit. Sites will receive an invoice for $1350 for large exhibitions (plus a refundable $250 deposit) and $450 for small exhibitions (plus a refundable $100 deposit). Fees are due no later than one month prior to the first day of the loan period—exhibitions will not be shipped to your site until the fee has been paid.
Is my Affiliate School or Public Library Affiliate eligible for discounts on traveling exhibitions?
Affiliate Schools and Public Library Affiliates are eligible to receive their first small exhibition at no cost. Small exhibitions include: Emancipation and Its Legacies; Frederick Douglass from Slavery to Freedom; Looking at Lincoln: Political Cartoons from the Civil War Era; Civil War 150; and The Progressive Era: Creating Modern America, 1900–1917. After hosting the first free small exhibition, Affiliate Schools and Public Library Affiliates are required to pay the standard loan fee and security deposit to host subsequent exhibitions: $1350 for large exhibitions (plus a refundable $250 deposit) and $450 for small exhibitions (plus a refundable $100 deposit).
How big is a traveling exhibition?
Traveling exhibitions are approximately 80" tall. Small exhibitions require 10–12 running feet of display space. Large exhibitions require 60–70 running feet of display space.
- Freedom: A History of US
- The Many Faces of George Washington
- Alexander Hamilton:The Man Who Made Modern America
- Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times
- Freedom Riders
- Frederick Douglass From Slavery to Freedom
- Emancipation and Its Legacies
- Looking at Lincoln: Political Cartoons from the Civil War Era
- Civil War 150
- The Progressive Era: Creating Modern America, 1900-1917
What is required for on-site traveling exhibition assembly?
Traveling exhibition set-up does not require any tools and can be done by two people. Detailed assembly instructions will be included in your Site Support Notebook.
How long is the traveling exhibition loan period?
The traveling exhibition loan period is four weeks.
How will my traveling exhibition be shipped to and from my site?
All exhibitions are sent via FedEx Ground. Exhibitions are shipped in high-impact, wheeled, plastic case(s). Dimensions per case are 33 inches x 44 inches x 10 inches. Weight per loaded case is 70 lbs.
Tracking numbers and pickup confirmation numbers for both shipments will be provided by the Gilder Lehrman Institute. All shipping costs will be billed to the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
When are traveling exhibitions delivered and picked up?
Traveling exhibitions are delivered 1–2 business days before the exhibition start date and picked up 1–2 business days after the exhibition end date. Because there is a limited time available to get the exhibition from one site to another, sites should have the exhibition dismantled and ready for pick-up the first business day after the exhibition closes.
Whom should I contact with further questions?
For more information, email Exhibitions or call 646-366-9666 ext. 41.