Is displaying a bunch of similar things an exhibit? According to Patricia Cosgrove, no.
The White River Valley Museum director, a recipient of several awards for inspired exhibits, discussed her underlying philosophy for exhibit design at the March AKCHO membership meeting – that the basis for all exhibit design should be to tell a story.
“Take the idea of things and look at them as story-making tools,” Cosgrove encouraged the audience. “Our collections are a bunch of ‘things’ waiting for their chance to tell a story.” (more…)