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Since 2002, Blue Planet has provided historic structure reports, National Register nominations, grant writing, curatorial services, cultural resource management, and communications consulting, as well as development, design, logistics, and tour management services for museum exhibits. Our professional experience, project management skills and national network of associates continue to contribute to efficient and cost-effective solutions for historic property owners, museums, history and science centers, and collections.

 
OUR PRINCIPALS

JANE BISEL 

Ms. Bisel's background includes experience in grant development and administration, editing, scholarly writing, exhibition development, historic research, and project administration. She is the author of historic structure reports on a Frank Lloyd Wright residence and the Adolph Biermann house, a contributing member to Olmsted County's Mayowood Historic District, as well as co-author of a historic structures report on the Depression-era buildings and structures on the Olmsted County fairgrounds, and editor of an exhibition catalog, Our Treasures: Highlights From the Minnesota Museum of American Art, for an exhibit tour managed by our company. She also has contributed to an anthology on the natural history of Pompeii published by Cambridge University Press, edited numerous published works, and co-written an award-winning book published by Scholastic Press in seven international editions. 

Jane holds a Master's degree in communications from McGill University, as well as a Bachelor's degree from Reed College. She meets the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards for history.

STEVENSON G. WILLIAMS  

Mr. Williams has over thirty years of experience in museum art services, museum graphics and publications, exhibition development, project management, and exhibit and lighting design. Prior to his association with Blue Planet Museum Consulting, he was the General Manager of FAE Atlanta and Associate Director of the Special Projects division of FAE Worldwide. He worked at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art from 1979 to 1994.  Here, as museum preparator, design coordinator, and then designer, he collaborated on the development and implementation of numerous exhibits and museum publications. He was also one of the team leaders for the twenty million dollar renovation and re-installation of the museum's art galleries.  In addition, Mr. Williams has been a studio assistant to artist John Chamberlain.  

Steve holds a Bachelor's degree from New College of Florida.

 

 

 

 

RECENT PROJECTS

"Doughboys of the New Deal: Life in the Civilian Conservation Corps"

Blue Planet created this exhibit for the Olmsted County Agricultural Association. It opened July 2013 in historic Floral Hall, a WPA-constructed exhibit facility in Olmsted County's Graham Park, near downtown Rochester, Minnesota. Coupling historic artifacts and over 45 black and white  photographs with interpretive text, the exhibit documents life in the CCC program during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Church of St. Rose of Lima National Register of Historic Places nomination

Blue Planet researched and wrote this successful nomination for the Friends of St. Rose, Inc. This work traces the early history of Irish Catholic immigration to Cherry Grove Township, in Goodhue County, Minnesota, and documents the role of this 19th century church and its founders in this significant American social movement. 

Support for this project was provided by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, from Minnesota's Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, through partnership with the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office.

“Working For Uncle Sam: Legacies of the CCC and the WPA”   

Blue Planet developed, curated, and designed this exhibition for the Olmsted County Agricultural Association. It opened in July 2012 in historic Floral Hall, a WPA-constructed exhibit facility in Olmsted County's Graham Park, near downtown Rochester, Minnesota. Coupling historic artifacts and large-scale photographs with interpretive text, the exhibit documents national and regional CCC and WPA programs during the Great Depression of the 1930s. 

Funding was provided by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, from Minnesota's  Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, through partnership with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

 

      

 
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