November 6, 2014

Information Design for Museum Exhibits

November 18, 2014 – 5:30 PM – 4625 Wean Hall – Carnegie Mellon University

Speaker: Cathy Klingler, Senior Exhibit Developer, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Presentation Summary:

How do museum exhibits get built? Who writes all those labels? And, most importantly, which style guide do they use?

Our speaker has answers to all of these questions. As the museum’s head writer and exhibit designer, Cathy works with curators, collection managers, educators, and community partners to shape the scientific findings from one of the world’s top research-based museums into a format that is easily accessible to visitors of all ages. Whether the topic is how dinosaurs evolved into birds or the mechanics of how a diamond sparkles, Cathy enjoys distilling complex scientific concepts into exhibits, tours, and programs that make the museum’s world-class research and education engaging and fun.

 Speaker Info:

selfie With interests ranging from languages to dinosaurs to Mozart to sewing, a young Cathy Klingler wasn’t exactly sure what to do with her life. But, having always loved words, she decided that if she became a writer, she could talk about all of the things she enjoyed. Cathy earned degrees in English and German from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Translation from Rutgers University, and she began her career as a translator for Siemens Medical Systems in New Jersey. Then, a summer gig cataloguing fossils changed everything, leading to a perfect storm of jobs at the museum that have dovetailed into her current role.

Cathy lives in Lower Burrell with her illustrator husband, Mark, and daughter, Olivia. And two cats. And a couple of hermit crabs.


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Join us September 23, 2014 for

Grow Your Network by Volunteering

The Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of STC kicks off the program year with this informative session about how volunteering can help grow your professional network.

Location: IHOP 4656 Browns Hill Rd. Pittsburgh (near Waterfront)

Speakers include:

  • Barrie Byron – Presenter of “It’s Good for You” at the 2014 STC Summit
  • Alan Houser – STC President 2012-2013
  • Beth Beech – Current Volunteer
  • David L. Caruso – STC Greater Pittsburgh Chapter President

Food is not included in the cost of this meeting. The full IHOP menu is available. We would like to start the program around 6:00 PM so if you plan to eat, please arrive by 5:30 PM.



2014-2015 Speakers & Programming

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