They display vary from actual replications of stores, the wildlife that can be found here, and the Native American artifacts that were found in this city. Most of the exhibits are pleasing to look at and well organized. They did a great job with making the replica store displays interactive with getting to press the button to hear the telling of what is being viewed and getting to learn more about this area from history. Some areas, though, are more cluttered and hsve quite a lot to try and take in all at once. An example of this is the area with the war memorabilia. In the display case there is a lot of objects such as photos or items like canteens and clothing items all lumped together. It is neat to look at and learn more about the army and war our veterans were a part of, but this display is bit overwhelming. There does not seem to be any true inaccuracies in the displays at the museum. There could potentially be small ones like an item being put in the wrong display in the store replications that might keep it from being completely historically accurate, or the dinosaur exhibit could be inaccurate because the dinosaur replica is of one that was thought to have roamed here. There is chance that it may not have which leaves it open to the potential to be a historically inaccurate
Museums have long served a purpose as cultural staples. For every museum, big and small, careful consideration is used in selecting its contents. When securing new items for a museum, it is most important to consider public appeal, educational value, and cost-effectiveness.
Museums serve as a way to connect with the public on a large scale, and the knowledge held within exhibits can be a fruitful experience for those who choose to visit these institutions. Experiencing all that a museum has to offer, no matter how well intentioned, can at times be confusing and overwhelming to the individuals visiting the site. The Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian dedicates itself to Native Americans in North and South America, and worked tirelessly with varying tribes to create a new standard. Some visitors and scholars found their work to be successful in design and approach while others found it to be lacking in execution. This institution does not approach Native American history in a familiar fashion; however it does cover an expansive period of time, and produces a great amount of detail while generating powerful emotions.
One thing is the author could never truly understand my culture because she is not African american. She never had to go through things that almost every African American goes through on a daily basis. Throughout the article the author incorporated people's opinion of the museum who are part of the African american community. This way she presents opinion significant to me and my heritage. People who deeply rooted to the essay shared interesting insights. One woman whose story was in the article could reminisce the days of Martin Luther King Jr. giving his “I have a Dream” speech on the Washington mall. She wanted to introduce the pride and pain of African Americans. The author described the museum as a place where you can get culturally enriched because of all the things said in the writing. The author wanted to demonstrate who would benefit from the museum. Generations of people can come together and see their history together even if it very dark. This is one way the author The museum is a life changing experience. From seeing the casket of 14 year old Emmett Till who was lynched by a white men in mississippi in 1955. To seeing the slave trade routes and how millions of Africans were taken from their homeland. The museum is very deep there is even an exhibit that shows child size ankle cuffs. It is made clear before you enter the museum you will see heart wrenching things without it being
The first room of the museum pulled in the audience with artwork from the 20th century. Although it may seem like artwork put together at the last minute, if you look closer, you will see something entirely different. Each piece had so much detail and unique qualities, such as style and art form, that you haven't see in many other museums before. It is important to appreciate the erratic design and character of each piece of art, but after seeing the entire museum, it is easy see the monumental difference between art now, and the art of our past. Art of the past showed a lot more
I hope to see museums make more concerted efforts to educate the public. Too many exhibits are of the “passive, didactic looking” than like the engaging Object Stories program (Dartt, Murawski). Exhibits should seek to tell untold narratives, and programs should be places of communication and cross-cultural encounters. For too long, difficult confrontations have been avoided, both inside the museum, and by dominant communities
After arriving and going through the security screenings, I proceeded to go down the stairs, entering the exhibit itself. Before even observing anything specific, it was immediately realized that this was no typical museum. Most people know that upon arrival, but only when you first enter the exhibit do you realize that this museum is not one that inspects the past, but one that reminds us of it.
he National Museum of the American Indian-New York, established in 1916 by George Gustav Heye, is also known as the George Gustav Heye Center and is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex. The museum is located in the Alexander Hamilton U.S Custom House, and is one of the three sites that make up the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Its galleries present iconic objects selected for their aesthetic quality and power as emblems of Native beliefs, objects associated with prominent Indians that offer perspectives on their place in history, and objects that tell stories of cultural encounter among Native peoples and between Indians and non-Indians. From the oldest pieces on view-stone points found in
I read new information on events that occurred in our city and that helped me know my city better. It was very interesting to read and see many events that my professor had covered in class. I enjoyed seeing how Americans lived in the past. Regarding education, children started going to school and some of their desks were displayed in the museum. There were also samples of clothing that people used to wear during the 1950’s and 1970’s. Therefore, I learned the way that people used to live many years ago. I learned that George Eastman created the photographic film and also improved it by creating the “Brownie”. This was a box camera that introduced the snapshot. Film and cameras became commercial due to the Brownie. Radios, telephones, and televisions improved American lives. In my visit to the museum I got the opportunity to experience very closely how people used to live in the Rio Grande Valley. I learned that the advances in technology, battles, revolutions, and railroads created what is now
The National Museum of the Pacific War has very fascinating properties. The museum was established in 1969, originally titled The Admiral Nimitz Museum, and after inserting a new, multi-million dollar expansion, it was re-opened in 2007. The attraction was dedicated to all those who served in the Pacific War. It is the only establishment in the continental U.S. devoted wholly to portraying the history of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. This museum also has many other attractions such as the Admiral Nimitz Museum, George H.W. Bush Gallery, Japanese Garden of Peace, Memorial Courtyard, Plaza of Presidents, and Nimitz Education and Research Center. It also offers reenactments of the Pacific Combat Living History annually, and vaunts
The Peale’s museum different for the curiosity cabinets in the purpose. While the curiosity cabinet were open to the public, the Peale’s museum has an educational and cultural
The National WWII Museum, originally founded as the D-Day Museum in 2000, offers visitors the chance to delve into the history and legacy of “the war that changed the world.” The museum features exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an extnesive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories, as well as a period dinner theater and
For my Museum visit I chose to go to the Atlantic County Historical Society in Somers Point, NJ. When I originally had gone I didn’t know what to expect exactly. I thought for the most part they would talk to me about the history of Atlantic county which they did however they had amazing objects and memorabilia that date back centuries. They had everything from old toys made of amazing wood to guns that were heavier then I had originally anticipated. While I was there the staff told me stories about everything from famous spots in Atlantic City to Margate even some things about my hometown of Absecon.
Native Americans Talk Back and Looking Towards the Future The interpretation and appropriation of culture within museums came under attack starting in the 1960’s. Native American groups raised questions about the biases and agendas of curators and museums and demanded that their voices be heard in the political arena. Many Native
On May 2014, The National September 11 Memorial Museum opened. It remembers and honors the almost 3,00 men, women and children that perished in the 2001, 1993 attacks. This museum is one hundred and ten thousand square feet and located seventy feet below ground. It houses poignant educational exhibits, which explore the events leading up to the attacks.The memorial exhibit preserves and honors the memory of the victims who died. It is located at the World Trade Center. It is filled with history, holding 500 hours of film and video, 23,00 photos and 10,000+ artifacts. It stands to say that the world should "never forget" what should never happen again.