Serving communities to reclaim their stories.
Amplifying voices that have been ignored, misrepresented, or erased. On their own terms.
Your voice. Your priorities. Your audiences.
Amplifier helps communities recover, reclaim, restore, and reveal their stories. Their history, heritage, culture, and identity.
Community-driven projects require skills and experience above and beyond standard best practices. Amplifier was built for this, with care, attention, humility, and servant-leadership on top of exceptional knowledge and creativity.
A detailed review of goals, audience, resources, and stories, leading to recommendations for a complete suite of interpretive media, from programs to exhibits to websites to curriculum.
and fabrication review
for all forms of visitor
experiences, including interior
and exterior exhibits.
Independent review of existing visitor experiences, alignment with site goals, and recommendations for next steps. Often used to develop RFPs for implementation.
On Every Project
Mentorship & Training
Associated Support Services
Provided by trusted partners
cultural resource surveys and documentation, collections management support,
oral histories, fundraising strategies, curriculum development
Amplifier is led by Steve Boyd-Smith, an award-winning exhibit developer, creative director, interpretive planner, and project manager with more than 30 years creating marvelous experiences.
Steve comes from a background in public history and theater: set design, sound design, and directing. Through theater he understands that we do not create anything alone. It's all about the team. For each project Steve builds a team to meet its specific needs.
Seitu Jones Studio
public art, exhibit design, mentorship
cultural resources & interpretation
Blue Rhino Studio
exhibit design, creative fabrication
Gerard Hilferty & Assoc.
historical research, teacher
Drummin Hands Design
design, technology, smart questions