Every once in a while, I get to follow my research down a rabbit hole. This happened while working on the exhibit "Tacoma in 1918" for the Tacoma Historical Society. The following article was recently published in their newsletter.
Audio in an exhibit can enhance interpretation by creating a sense of place, animating artifacts, integrating first-person stories, or adding narration to photographs. Audio can also make for fun interactive guessing games.
I'm sharing my reflections on the volunteer program at Fort Nisqually, where I spent three years working as both an exhibit curator and event coordinator (that's me on the far left in the straw hat!) I welcome the feedback of Fort Folks.
I have a thing for life-size figures. I just think there arefew things that can as easily, and inexpensively, bring an individual from the past to life more than a life-size image. Whether you are profiling a specific person, or trying to evoke a type (a logger, longsh...
It turns out that the scrapbooking craze is a big benefit to do-it-yourself exhibit fabrication. Desk-top cutters designed for scrapbookers can give you the freedom of creating your own vinyl letters and graphics.
Before scrapbooking, if I wanted vinyl letters to place...
Studies show that people remember and learn better when scent is part of an experience. For the Point Defiance Visitor Center, I created an interactive for visitors to encounter a variety of scents representative of the park experience.