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BC: Exploring Museum Professions AS460.601.81.SP13 Dr. Hearn

FC: Pilgrim Hall Museum Plymouth, MA | By Amy Fantasia | AAM Approved Museum

1: The hanging sign to the left represents the work of Marketing, Public Affairs, Curatorial, and Print/Publications staff. The sign below is representative of Special Events, Marketing, and Visitor Service staff , announcing a treasure hunt within the museum.

3: The Facilities Department is responsible for creating a replica of a pilgrim house within this exhibit. Information Systems Dept. is responsible for presenting the Pilgrim history movie.

4: The label reads: Object Temporarily Removed. When asked, it was revealed the objects were removed for conservation.

5: "Conservators are usually specialists in one or more types of objects, such as paintings, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, glass, metals, furniture and wood, books, photographs, and art on paper." (Glaser, 1996, p. 78).

6: The Educators played an important role in two interactives in the exhibit. By lifting the blue squares, the first interactive answers the questions, how long, how fast, and how many miles it took the Pilgrims to travel to the New World. Using a highlighted map, the second interactive demonstrates how King Philip's War was fought throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

7: "A Museum's archives could include materials relating to their discipline and collection such as a diary written by a scientist on an expedition in Antarctica or to the museum's own history ..." (Schlatter, 2008, p. 65).

8: The Exhibit Designer is instrumental in creating the look and feel of the exhibit i.e. when to use design and texture and when less is more. The Lighting Department must work closely with the Exhibit Designer and the Curator to make sure the lighting is compatible with both the design of the exhibit and the objects on display.

11: The Curator is the driving force behind the exhibition. Their creativity and knowledge of the collection allows for the best possible display of each object in the exhibit. The Curator arranges the different elements to create a story to help the visitor understand the exhibit.

12: References Glaser, J. R., & Zenetou, A. A. (1996). Museums: A place to work, planning museum careers. New York, NY: Routledge. Schlatter, N. E. (2008). Museum careers: A practical guide for students and novices. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

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