Progress On All Fronts

There are certain things in life that make you burst with happiness. Like finding out the exhibit you designed will be up for twice as long as originally planned.

Schaumburg Trachten; Folk Clothing of Schaumburg-Lippe, shows clothing traditional worn in north Germany. The Schaumburg library where it is displayed as asked that we keep it up for two months instead of one. Using Dan’s ability to read german and make mounts, and my skills with InDesign we developed the exhibit in less than a week.

The design for the labels was inspired by the German flag.

The design for the labels was inspired by the German flag.

Full Exhibit

Working with a small, oddly shaped space Dan and I created an exhibit that our boss, our client and we were very happy with.

Front case

Front case shows (Top) a doll-sized wedding dress and (Bottom) a christening dress.

Male Clothing

Left case shows male clothing. A map shows visitors the location of Schaumburg-Lippe.

Female Clothing

Right case shows female clothing.

Progress is going well on all fronts. The deaccession project is well under way with all the typical quirks us museum professional have come to expect with collections work: Paperwork missing, accession numbers being assigned to the wrong objects etc. We’ve all been there.

When the accession number on object is different from the accession form.

When the accession number on the object is different from the accession form.

Dan has been focusing on the National Register project. We’ve been worried about the building being moved. As we know from Professor Jackson’s class the National Reregister doesn’t like moved buildings. But there are some loopholes we are exploring and look very promising.

When what a first seem impossible, becomes possible.

When what at first seem impossible, becomes possible.

The longer I’m here the more ideas I get for projects to do. Our boss is very encouraging and supportive of the ideas both Dan and I come up with. But then I always have to remind myself: I’m only here for six months.

Realizing you have so many ideas but a very limited amount of time.

Realizing you have so many ideas but a very limited amount of time.

But, even if I’m not here long enough to see all my ideas through, I try to remember that if I can get everything into place now, the next set of interns can pick-up were I left off. And perhaps one day I’ll be back at Volkening.

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