Create a Traveling Exhibit

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.

Exhibits can 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 with labels.
    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.

District librarians, art teachers, and computer teachers are good resources for help with creating displays, labels, digital images, and panels.

 

 

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