Whew! it’s hard to keep up with all the great new developments and announcements that have been advertised recently on the Affiliations list, so here are the synopses again…
Building America’s Canals by the National Canal Museum (affiliate) & the Science Museum of MN
Ideal for children’s history and science museums, the interactive exhibition puts the visitor in the role of canal engineer. 1600 square feet, $6,500 per 13-week period, plus inbound shipping. Dates available from October 2009.
Soul Soldiers: African Americans and the Vietnam Era by the Senator John Heinz History Center (affiliate)
Explores the impact of the Vietnam War on African American life and culture through artifacts, photographs and more. 2600 square feet, $12,500 for 12-week period, plus prorated transport, medium security. Dates available from February 2008
Artists in their Studios from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art
55 framed original photographs of American artists in their studios, and approximately 20 related documents including letters & unpublished writings. There’s a companion book, speaker list, and bibliography. 150 running feet, $10,000 per 10-week period, prorated shipping with a AAA designated carrier, medium security.
SEEC workshop, September 25-26
A two-day seminar for museum professionals, “Learning Through Objects: Museums and Young Children” at the Smithsonian, $300 for affiliates.
Holidays on Display, lecture and booksigning by American History curator Larry Bird
Bird’s newest book traces the art and industry of holiday displays. Dates in October, November, early December. Cost is airfare, accommodations, and a modest per diem stipend.