Thursday, June 27, 2013

Week 4, June 27 2013, Exhibit Workshop

Summer Session, Week 4
Thursday, June 27, 2013

Exhibit Workshop with Kaleen

Today focused on how to present information to a typical museum audience, which is a mix of very young to older guests.

Our challenge for the day was to explore the museum and see how many different ways stories are being conveyed to the patrons at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Some of the ones we found were:

  • Through text - a plaque explaining a certain object through visual words.
  • Through movement - the way that animal mounts or dinosaur bones are set up can tell a story of interaction between each other.
  • Through video - spoken explanations with associated visuals
  • Audio - Bird hall's "chirping" or audio recording
  • Demonstration - typically at a teen docent carts

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