Behind the Scenes Installations

13 Aug

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged about what’s been going on behind the scenes at the museum, but we have been very busy with some very exciting things in in the works. I’m happy to be back on the blog, though, and that I get to update you on some of what’s been happening here.

Recently, we added special labels for families to our exhibition spaces and will continue to add more over the coming weeks. These offer additional information and pose questions. As a museum, we are very serious about making our museum as family friendly as possible and I think these labels will go along way towards achieving that goal. They are also fun for older or individual visitors, too!

Volunteer Coordinator Jessica Cappuccitti and I placing the new labels inside exhibition cases.

Also in the interest of improving visitor experience, we installed panels over our exhibition cases explaining in both English and French the contents of the case. This is part of our long-term plans to incorporate more French into the museum, so for those of you who have been asking please know that we hear you!

MIA Director David Harris installing one of our new panels.

 

Finally, we mounted a visitor comment board at the rear entrance to the museum. We wanted to give visitors a way to express themselves, tell us what they think and ask us any questions they may have but for one reason or another do not want to ask in person. We are posting images of the comment boards on our Flickr stream and Facebook page and responding to suggestions and comments made there. If you have a comment, feel free to tell us!

Our comment board on July 23.

If you have a suggestion for something you’d like to see inside the museum,  please feel free to let us know. We hope that these improvements help all of our visitors get more out of their experiences here. In the next few weeks, we will be installing new exhibitions and objects, as well as implementing some other exciting projects we’ve been working on. Keep your eyes on the blog for more!

Posted by: Alysa Procida, MIA’s Educational Coordinator

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