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Spying New Beginnings

delight + insight = a powerful, memorable experience One common thread between almost all of the museums that we have visited within the last two weeks is that things always need to be changing– whether that is for the betterment … Continue reading

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Introducing Time Travel!

If only historians had access to time machines…. it would make our work so much easier! Unfortunately, we don’t. Instead we have to help the visitor to feel like they have a better understanding of how people lived in the … Continue reading

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Dirty Petticoats

Dirty Petticoats are often used in cinematic storytelling to show that a woman is outside of the usual realm of what she is supposed to be doing. In this case, however, it was a warning, use to place us “poor … Continue reading

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Recount, Remember, Refresh

One Museum, Many Stories (and Storytelling devices) Often, when you visit a museum, the mission is to tell the story of a group of people or a place in a cohesive narrative that allows the visitor to learn, understand and … Continue reading

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To Tell or Not to Tell… what’s the question?

One of the common themes between the National Zoo and the Hillwood Estate (who knew there would be common themes between a zoo and a historic mansion?) was about the decision to tell some stories, not to tell some stories, … Continue reading

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To Infinity and Beyond!

“Museums are not just storage places.” -Susan Wertheim of the National Gallery of Art Museums can be many things but their first priority is to the visitor. Families, millennials, children, adults, each museum has a visitor base that they want … Continue reading

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