731 8th St. SE
Suite 302
Washington, DC 20003
Barbara Fahs Charles, Managing Partner


Staples & Charles is committed to providing the museum community with interpretive planning and exhibition design at the highest creative and intellectual levels. Projects range from master planning and conceptual design to installation oversight. Specific services include: master and interpretive planning; concept design; coordination with architectural design; interior, lighting and controlled environment design; exhibition design; fabrication detailing and specifications; graphic design for exhibitions; related publications and environmental signage; research, curatorial and writing services; planning and coordination of AV and interactive elements. Emphasis on arts, ethnography, cultural history, natural history, corporate, and traveling exhibitions. Established 1973.

Barbara Fahs Charles has given talks about exhibition design nationally and internationally. A selection of her writings are available on the company website.