As I have mentioned before, one of the things that drew me to the Public History program at UWO was the number of hands on opportunities I would have to learn new things in my field. Here I am, less than a month into the program, already putting together exhibits!
Public History student were given the opportunity to volunteer, and gain a bit of experience to add to our portfolios. All together there were three displays, although I only assisted with two of them. It was a nice opportunity to learn about the challenges of working with different displays, and get a chance to play around with placing artifacts.
Overall, I think they turned out pretty well, and I had a great time collaborating with Allison, Lindsay, Adriana, Sarah, Shelley, and Michelle.
|Toothkeys and Forceps: Tools of the Dentist|
|This wall display didn't have any shelves, so we had limited space with which to work.|
Also, the foot-pump drill posed a challenge as it was hard to place it and not obscure the text.
|Scalpels and Stethoscopes: The Doctor's Instruments|
|View from one side.|
|Though against a wall at the moment, this display will have a 360 degree view, |
which makes placement of artifacts and text more difficult.
You have to consider all views when arranging.