You, too, can
create a traveling exhibit for your school like the Museum created with its
Museumobile. An upper level class can create an educational exhibit
that can travel from classroom to classroom, to the library, the cafeteria,
or other display location, or even to another school.
consist of three-dimensional cases or voitrines containing art, artifacts,
specimens, or dioramas or they can consist of wall-mounted artworks
or informational panels. A content lesson can become the focus of an
exhibit. Here are a few examples:
· A science leaf
collection is mounted on herbarium sheets that are hung on a wall.
· Photographs taken at an historic site are mounted with text on a wall
panel describing the site and its history.
· Artefacts found by students at an archaeological dig are mounted in
a case with labels and accompanied by explanatory wall panels about
types of objects (pottery, glass).
· Botanical paintings by students are matted and arranged into an exhibit
· Local rocks and minerals are identified, labeled, and arranged with
text describing their origins and uses.
· Students' sculptures (perhaps on a theme) are placed on pedestals
with labels and arranged in a room.
Resources to help
create classroom exhibits are found in MuseumLink's Behind the Scenes
at the Museum web module:
Included are : How to Read Labels, How to write labels, how to create an exhibit, how to hold an opening reception and other details.
art teachers, and computer teachers are good resources for help with
creating displays, labels, digital images, and panels.