How The Glass Booth Should Be Integrated Into The Museum

1745 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 7 Pages
As a museum, our job is to create an experience for our visitors in order to leave an artistic impression in their heads. Many museums have attempted to create unique exhibitions such as period rooms and displays in order to amaze the crowds that travel through and make their experience a memorable one. Nowadays it is difficult to amaze a crowd that has so many resources at its disposable. The internet has made it possible to view any work of art with just the click of a button. It is for this reason that the Glass Booth should be integrated into the museum. With the financial support of the board, the purchase of three different stained glass pieces can be purchased to put together this unique booth so that the audience can experience the beauty, history, and inspiration of the artwork with their own senses. The three selected pieces are Theodosius Arrives at Ephesus (Scene from the Legend of the Seven Sleepers), Prophet from Austria, and Adoration of the Magi. The first piece is a stained glass mosaic from the cathedral of Notre Dame in Rouen, France created around 1200 CE. Theodosius is depicted riding his horse into Ephesus just as in the legend of the seven sleepers. In brief summary of the legend, seven noblemen of the Roman Empire converted to Christianity and prayed for the lord’s protection from persecution. They were in a cave and the lord put them into a deep “sleep” and they awoke two centuries later during the reign of Theodosius II . It is believed that they…
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