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David Carter, exhibit designer with the Nova Scotia Museum, swept
the exhibit awards category at the Society of Graphic Designers
of Canada, Atlantic Chapter, awards banquet, held in late March. 
Mr. Carter, who lives in Colchester County, won gold, silver,
bronze and honourable mention for four different exhibits he
designed at the Nova Scotia Museum.  These four exhibits earned
Mr. Carter a Big Idea Special Merit Award, only nine other
projects from throughout Atlantic Canada earned this special
merit recognition.

Education and Culture Minister Robbie Harrison congratulated Mr.
Carter. "Anyone who has seen Mr. Carter's work would not be
surprised he's an award winner," Mr. Harrison said. "I want to
thank Mr. Carter for giving Nova Scotians another reason to be
proud of their museums and the people who work in them to make
our history, traditions and culture come to life."

Mr. Carter's gold winning exhibit, Rare for a Reason, is about
endangered species. It travelled much of the province and can now
be seen again at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax. It
includes hands-on displays, and was designed and constructed with
environmental sensitivity in mind -- materials, paints, inks and
papers were all chosen for their "green-ness".

Mr. Carter won silver for Old Nova Scotian Quilts, bronze for
Basketry, and an honourable mention for Botanical Illustration.
Photos of these exhibits, and the rest of the collection of award
winning work, will be featured at the Nova Scotia Centre for
Craft and Design for two months, beginning in December.

Winning awards is nothing new for Mr. Carter, who has been with
the museum since 1987. Last year, he was part of a team that won
a national award from the Canadian Museums Association for the
Frogwatch Program. In 1993, Old Nova Scotian Quilts won best
exhibit from the Federation of Nova Scotia Heritage.

The title of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, Atlantic
Chapter, competition was What's the Big Idea? Effective Design
Awards. The theme was intended to link the purpose or idea behind
the communications with the effectiveness of the design solution.
Over 500 entries in 26 categories from 53 Atlantic Canadian
designers were submitted, with 38 individual designers earning

The Society of Graphic Designers is a national professional
organization representing members of the graphic design community
and related fields. The society's objectives are to improve
standards, practice and awareness of the graphic design


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trp                      Apr. 2, 1997 - 11:15 a.m.