For my project, I researched the Abner Pollard Mausoleum. I live one street away from the cemetery and had never known that it was a grave. I have been able to increase my knowledge on hima along with the culture of the late 1800s in Leominster as well as in the world.
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.
At first one, Point of View, I learned some beliefs and customs of different cultures. For example, although we believe that the earth revolves around the sun, some cultures believe that the sun revolves around the earth. They have actual facts to back up these beliefs, and it is easy to see that both points are valid. The next exhibit was called ?Health?. Here I played a genetics game that told me that some of my own physical characteristics are very common among people and how some of them are unique only to me. Next I visited ?One Race.? Here I learned how little of a person?s genetic makeup actually decides skin color. I found it interesting how just a little something on the inside makes such a great change on the outside. The last exhibit of the gallery was called ?Prejudices.? Here I saw a model of a slave ship and I was able to stand inside a box the same size as that of which slaves traveled in on boats. It was a very unusual experience for me.
Over the weekend, I took the time to explore two museums. The first museum I visited was the D.I.A , also known as the Detroit Institute of Arts. The D.I.A was a very beautiful, multicultural, and unique place. I also took the time to visit and explore the Charles H.
Growing up I was always fascinated by history. I like to imagine my love of history was passed on to me by my grandmother who was both a history major and a history teacher; however, I was never able to genuinely connect with her since she had already passed years
e. Prepare a floor plan of the Museum, identifying priority artifacts or displays for immediate recovery in case of an emergency.
Over the spring break, my parents decided to take me to visit colleges. Of the two colleges we visited, one of them is located near Washington D.C. We were supposed to visit Georgetown University, but we had one day to relax, so my family decided to visit the National Gallery of Art. My dad originally suggested the Smithsonian Museum, but my said that on Yelp, the National Gallery of Art was ranked 1st in museums in Washington, which is much better than Smithsonian, which was ranked 12th. So, we left our hotel and arrived at the museum just as soon as it opened.
For instance I was able to get so much more perspective into other cultures, including my own. It has helped me to realize that even the smallest things can have a large effect on history. I enjoyed learning about things that otherwise I wouldn’t seek out to learn on my own. The chapters in the book I favorite were Beer and Coke-Cola. I enjoyed beer because the chapter made a lot of sense and I enjoyed learning about the early civilizations. I was able to understand why beer was so popular. I liked learning about Mesopotamia mostly because once farming was brought about all of these new and extremely important technological advances continued. I enjoyed Coco-Cola the most because I love US history particularly the twentieth century, I also love the drink. I knew that Coca- Cola was very important to America, what I didn’t know was how much. I read about the letters from World War Two and was shocked to see how vital it truly was. I thought it was interesting that other countries associated Coke immediately with the United States, making it Americas drink and an extremely recognizable
I spent time at three different museums for my service hours, the Bangor Discovery Museum, the College of the Atlantic Dorr Museum and the Woodlawn Gardens Museum. At each I went to a different event and each had their the similarities and differences to each other. I facilitated an event at both the College of the Atlantic Dorr Museum and the Bangor Discovery Museum, which is why I believe there are the most similarities between these two, they were completely different activities, but with the same goal: kids have fun and learn.
So many people see history as something dry and lifeless but in reality it is a study that is full of life. There is no better way to see this than through the lens of archaeological artifacts. The people of the past are intrinsically a part of these objects. They were shaped by human hands; some were used in everyday life while others only meant to be appreciated as art. In any case, they show the vitality of history which can sometimes be obscured by the centuries. I want to work with a collection that deals with archaeological artifacts, and ideally I would like to work with objects of Greek or Roman origins. One day I would like the opportunity to create an exhibit where the viewer can see how the objects relate to a whole as well as their own individual characteristics. I want others to have the same sort of experience I had while walking through the Byzantine and Christian Museum; I want them to have a moment of connection to the past and see how alive history can be. I am especially interested in the courses that the Museology program offers which teach the proper methods to curate archaeological collections. The experience of working with the objects in the Burke Museum will benefit my goal of curating a
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
San Luis Obispo History Center: Walking up to the San Luis Obispo History center was confusing at first, seeing the free library sign caught me off guard but the inside was different than I expected. This was my first time at the center
I learned a lot from this trip. It was an unforgettable moment. I loved that Mr. Bierly presented all the pieces then for a person who was the first time visited a museum, I felt that was the best and even for others then already had been in one .I am very sure, it was better and more instructive. I liked that we could have our time to explore more pieces then tried to apply what Mr. Bierly taught in class. One thing that I experienced in the trip, while he was explaining each pieces of art, I was able to understand then apply my knowledge on it. I really enjoyed time in the
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, is known for its wide variety of architectural artworks, and its collection of Asian art. It also has many works of Medieval and Ancient art, while also showing some present art pieces. My experience through the museum went very well. Throughout the whole museum, there wasn’t any place to look that was boring, or didn’t involve art, which was very cool. I liked how the pieces were labeled with a helpful description, and were categorized in similar sections. All the art pieces having the interesting descriptions, helped me understand the visual, value, and history behind all of the pieces, which I found very helpful relating them to class.
‘Imagine you were in charge of a museum’s collecting policy. What would you chose to collect and how would you justify these decisions?’