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.
The Goodwood museum is a plantation house from the 1830’s and had several different owners. It features original furniture in the main house, none of what of it was brought in (all of it was found in the house when it became a museum). Everything was original including paintings, furniture, and the chandeliers. Outside of the main house, you can see a porch that was added during the early 1900’s. The main house consisted of three stories, the bottom being for entertainment: the living room, office, and dining room. These rooms featured beautiful furniture and painted ceilings (which were painted by italian painters). There was a bookshelf that consisted of books from that time, one being a first edition Edgar Allen Poe book. In the dining
Art history professor Wendy Koenig specializes in East Asian art and was part of the team that analyzed and researched the artifacts. She said, “The collection could be vulnerable against the natural lighting coming in from the windows, given the way they’re set up in that boardroom. And we don’t know the insurance value of these artifacts either due to the high cost of getting them appraised.”
Amongst my visit, I was a little confused on what I was doing, but I decided to get out of the car and proceed walking to the building. When I entered the building there was a tall guy who greeted me, he wore an outfit similar to a boys scout leader. He then asked me if it was my first time attending and I said yes. There was a couple coming through the door, so he greeted them both and then told us a little about the exhibit. He then instructed us on how to see all of the exhibit and gave us a map/brochure. I then walked away and started to look around on my own. At first what caught my attention is the models and some of the things written on the walls. I then noticed that even though I was reading it, I was not retaining the information, so then I started to
However, I was disappointed that most of the items in the house are not original. Items are both reproductions and replicas of their original. They are afraid of theft since the museum has a reputation of having people demanding to be let in for a tour. It was even more surprising to actually see it with my own eyes. It really put into perspective that, sadly, the museum had to take precautionary measures for people similar to what our class experience. If the items were really personal, they were placed in cabinets. After visiting the Courthouse, I have a new respect for seeing glass cases holding the original wallpaper and wood of the building. This respect grew over time, even from the first trip to MSV. The exterior of the house is just as important as the actual
Sculptures from around the world can be seen. In the basement are the Thorne rooms. There are exact miniatures showing architectural styles, as well as collections of American and European furniture. Also in the basement are the galleries exhibiting photography collection. On the ground floor is the collection of George F. Harding, collection of weapons and armor of Medieval and Renaissance. Pre-Columbian pottery collection is another outstanding display. A special attraction of the Museum is a tangible statue to the blind and to children: an expressive facial portrait of Juana de
While some may view museums as homes of the dusty, decrypt, and decaying, I think back fondly to the memories I've made in them. When I was four and living in a small apartment in Shaker Heights, Ohio, my father would take me to the Cleveland Museum of Rock and Roll on the weekends when he wasn’t busy working on his MBA at Case Western Reserve University. Every time we visited, I would tell my father that I would grow up to be just like Elvis, to which he would laugh and scoff affectionately. When we moved to Glen Allen, Virginia when I was six, we would occasionally drive up to Washington, D.C. to the Smithsonian Museums. On some Saturdays, we would walk for hours through the halls of art I didn't understand (and still don’t really understand) at the Museum of American Art. On other Saturdays, we would go to the Library of Congress, where I would press my forehead against the glass of the observation deck—much to the dismay of security guards. But perhaps the most significant "museum" I've been in is just a short three-minute drive or seven-minute walk from my suburban home: the Twin Hickory Public Library.
This stood out to me because not only was it in the middle of the exhibit, at first I thought it was a bible. But as I started to read the description I found out that it was a prayer book used by lay persons. It contains a series of prayers to the Virgin Mary. The owner of this book would read the prayers at certain times throughout the day, like in the morning and evening. The book has several colorful illustrations, and gold leaf or paint were often used for these illustrations. I thought this piece of work was cool because is similar to the daily devotionals that Christians use
I went to the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum for my art experience project. I was impressed with the amount of statues I was able to see in one place. A majority of them seem to have been created and donated by the Fredericks family themselves. As I said before the amount of statues in this little space is impressive, however my first impression is the feeling of claustrophobia.
For me one of the coolest things about the museum was they allow visitors to go into the Kindergarten classroom of Linda Brown, who was one of the reasons for Brown V. Board to occur. Personally, I think the museum did a really
The authors state that the museum is part of the US right wing religious (and political) mainstream and is used as a weapon in the so-called culture war. Righting America tries to answer the following questions: What exactly is the message of the museum and how is it conveyed? How are the museum-goers constituted as Christians – and as Americans? And what are the implications for American politics and religions? To answer those questions thoroughly, the authors visited the museum on multiple occasions and gathered plenty of material. Their approach was to look at it as a museum-like institution, at its treatment of the Bible and its representation of science. It is generally understood that when a site refers to itself as a ‘museum’, several criteria must be met. The authors identify several aspects, among others, that it should be a place of education and thus gain a protective status. They also provide the reader with a brief insight into the history and exhibition methods of museums in general and in doing so reveal the clever techniques employed by Ken Ham and AiG who established a site that seems to be built on knowledge and facts but in truth is a subjective outlet of Evangelical beliefs. The founders of the Creation Museum use the implicit knowledge behind the term ‘museum’ (a place of insight and knowledge) for
The main purpose of the museum is to amaze the new generation and to show how life was like back then. There were many things I was amazed by of how people survived the passed. Nowadays people can't stand a day without internet, but back then people stay days without eating and managed to survive. This explains why the latest generation is lucky to be living in this generation. Mostly the museum purpose is to entertain the
When they were tired of looking at the rotting corpse, they transferred the monstrosity to a museum.
Two of the Frick family’s second-floor bedrooms plus a sitting room and breakfast room will become galleries. Construction, slated to begin in 2017, also will connect the three-story museum with the nearby Frick Art Reference Library, which also opened in 1935. Helen Clay Frick, daughter of the industrialist, founded the library in 1920.
People at the museum expected this topic to be challenging, but overall the exhibit has not been better than they expected. The “Sacred Journey” exhibit is closing this month and will be shown in the Mayborn Museum at Baylor University. Other museums have talked to The Children’s Museum about tackling religion. Museums today are tackling the topic of religion, so that people have a better understanding of other