chapter  3
14 Pages

The client

WithGiles Velarde

There is at least one degree course in museum and exhibition design in the United Kingdom and other postgraduate activities are in hand, then inevitably the focus of attention should be turned on the training of the client. The client must approach the designer knowing that help is available and with a willingness to place themselves in the designer's hands. The client-designer relationship, like all human relationships, is crucial to a good result, so the finding of a designer depends on two things: first, the selection of a designer whose work the client respects, and second, the selection of a compatible personality as the project will almost inevitably turn into a fairly stressful production period. Clearly the client must keep an eye on development, and the competent designer will have arranged meetings at various stages to ensure that the client knows and is happy with what is going on.