my first museum exhibit
August 28, 2007 2:55pm CST
i get to plan, desing and build my first museum exhibit. i'm so excited. i decided to go back to college to finish my 3 year course in museum studies and i have an independent study project to do for a museum and i found a museum near home that is opening a new building. they are letting me do a whole exhibit by myself. what great experience for me. yay
• United States
28 Aug 07
Oh that is so wonderful! That is a very intersting course of study too. I had never thought about the people who design and maintain museaums. I just assumed it was 'on the job' training. I didn't realize that one could get a degree in museum studies. Do you know yet what your exhibit will be about? How exciting! *wink* perhaps you could do an exhibit about the history of myLot!!!
28 Aug 07
the museum is the lost villages museum. where i live many years back the st laurence river flooded some villages around here. the lost villages museum has old buildings that were built around 1810 and that were moved from the flooded area to another location and now have been moved to the museum site. so the exhibits are on the history of the villages and the flooding. it's a bit like a heritage site. all the other buildings there are houses that are set up to look like people lived in the 1800's. this will be the same concept in the main floor but in the second floor is where there will be exhibits on the different towns and the flooding so that's what i'll be working on. yes the course is very interesting. i'm learning so many different aspects of museum work like collections management, educational programming, exhibit design and building, conservation, and so much more. i will be qualified to do so many different things.
• United States
29 Aug 07
This sounds like it could be a lot of fun. It also sounds like a lot of work. However, I am sure you are up to the challenge. I love to visit museums. I am sorry I am not in your area. Make sure you take some pictures if possible and post them for us all to see. I am looking forward to see them. I think you will do great at this because you are so possitive. When you are happy in your work you do well at it. Don't forget to take your daughter to the museum so you can show her your good work. This would be a great mom and daughter moment. Your daughter shared her first trophy with you and you should share your first success with her. I wish you all the luck in the work and hope that everything goes your way. your luck has been holding up and I am sure it will keep going your way.