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  • UK Museum Crawl 2002 J. Jensen
  • UK Museum Crawl 2002
  • Mission UK Museum Crawl 2002 The Galleries display the most comprehensive collection of British design and art on view anywhere in the world. (BTW - The V&A is the greatest museum of applied and decorative arts in the world.) According to them…
  • The V & A UK Museum Crawl 2002
  • The V & A UK Museum Crawl 2002
  • Map UK Museum Crawl 2002 The V&A is very big and confusing
  • Cool Britannia UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • This exhibit is quite possibly the most outstanding I have seen, ever
    • Incredible exhibit design (form, layout, colour, fabrication)
    • Very simple and clever interactives
    • Appealed to families with children under 12
    • Only art/dec arts museum I have ever heard people squealing with glee!
  • Exhibit Plan UK Museum Crawl 2002 The galleries are HUGE!!!!!!!!!! Enter here
  • Exhibit Plan UK Museum Crawl 2002 Did I mention they were HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????? Exit here
  • Succinct Intro Panel UK Museum Crawl 2002
  • Basic Entry Too UK Museum Crawl 2002
  • Orientation Panel/Map UK Museum Crawl 2002 But it is behind you as you walk in...
  • Four Themes UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • Style
    • Who Led Taste?
    • Fashionable Living
    • What Was New?
    • I think these are lost on visitors - most miss panel
  • Dates in Floor UK Museum Crawl 2002 This was a nice touch - floors are often forgotten!
  • Exhibit Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002 It was a little dark in the first few rooms
  • Exhibit Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002 Nice vistas throughout
  • Exhibit Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002
  • Exhibit Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002
  • Exhibit Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002
  • Exhibit Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002 This was pretty much the Chippendale exhibit...
  • Exhibit Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002
  • Exhibit Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002
  • Floor Treatments UK Museum Crawl 2002 Nice variation of “floors” - often forgotten
  • Floor Treatments UK Museum Crawl 2002
  • Floor Treatments UK Museum Crawl 2002
  • Floor Treatments UK Museum Crawl 2002
  • UK Museum Crawl 2002 And Ceilings Treatments! Cantilevered ceilings add to atmosphere throughout
  • Typical Display UK Museum Crawl 2002 Lush combination of artifacts - not segregated
  • “ See Thru” Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002 Openings from space to space are nice too
  • “ See Thru” Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002
  • Benches UK Museum Crawl 2002 Found throughout, with pockets for text books
  • Benches UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • Stashes of stools throughout space
    • Carry around
    • Put on hook when done
  • Retractable Flashlights UK Museum Crawl 2002 Provided in dark areas as needed - can’t steal ‘em!
  • Retractable Flashlights UK Museum Crawl 2002 Socket detail
  • Text Panels UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • These big panels are standard
    • note simple design…
    • It does rather blather on and on though
    • There were lots of these throughout
  • Text Panels UK Museum Crawl 2002 Object Label - nice and spare (only 3000 of them…)
  • Supplemental Text UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • Large print and full text
    • Apparently the labels don’t have all the info
    • Found throughout space
  • ADA Accessibility UK Museum Crawl 2002 Several of these engraved plates to be touched
  • Internal Wayfinding UK Museum Crawl 2002 Side galleries indicated (and keyed to maps)
  • Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 There was stuff to mess with integrated everywhere!
  • Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 Touchable carving
  • Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 Yellow panels are pullouts with Braille
  • Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 Touchable veneers
  • Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 Another touchable carving
  • Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 More touchable objects
  • Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 Progressive stitch work completion and magnifier
  • Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 A variety of ceramic samples, all tethered
  • Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 Detail
  • Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 Touchable bed construction details and fabric
  • Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 Details (note Braille panels)
  • Chest of Drawers UK Museum Crawl 2002 Fully manipulable, with tagged questions
  • Chest of Drawers UK Museum Crawl 2002 You can take the drawers out!
  • Chest of Drawers UK Museum Crawl 2002 And spin it around!
  • Chest of Drawers UK Museum Crawl 2002 Question and answer tags
  • Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 Use UV light to see what has been replaced/repaired on figures
  • Metal Flip Panels UK Museum Crawl 2002 Used throughout, will NEVER wear out (note finger lip)
  • Metal Flip Panels UK Museum Crawl 2002 Hinge and bend detail
  • Metal Flip Panels UK Museum Crawl 2002 Also multipage “books”
  • Metal Flip Panels UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • Also integrated in this orientation
    • This one deals with original value
  • Flip Panel - Object in Detail UK Museum Crawl 2002 First page IDs object
  • Flip Panel - Object in Detail UK Museum Crawl 2002 Next - question and clue (note colour change)
  • Flip Panel - Object in Detail UK Museum Crawl 2002 And then an answer
  • Flip Panel - Object in Detail UK Museum Crawl 2002 Several more pages - last on Ids object fully
  • Books UK Museum Crawl 2002 Plastic pages with heavy duty plastic “binding”
  • Books UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • These will last forever too
    • Each page screwed into round “rotator”
    • All mounted on a shaft
    • Arranged to avoid pages binding
    • Low friction plastic
  • Drawing Drawers UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • Open
    • Good way of displaying multiple flat items
    • Could work for comics...
  • Drawing Drawers UK Museum Crawl 2002 As integrated into a display
  • Drawing Drawers UK Museum Crawl 2002 Upright orientation
  • Visitor Input UK Museum Crawl 2002 Write down thoughts about what you collect!
  • Visitor Input UK Museum Crawl 2002 Staff edits for the best ones (laminated)
  • Visitor Input UK Museum Crawl 2002 Write about an important object of yours
  • Visitor Input UK Museum Crawl 2002 Visitors enlargements laminated and displayed
  • Study Areas UK Museum Crawl 2002 2 (one each floor) in corner spaces
  • Study Areas UK Museum Crawl 2002 Computers with all content, books, printers
  • Study Room UK Museum Crawl 2002 Bookcase and comfy chairs
  • Digital Media UK Museum Crawl 2002 In galleries and Discovery Rooms (attract loop)
  • Digital Media UK Museum Crawl 2002 Main screen
  • Digital Media UK Museum Crawl 2002 Period screen
  • Digital Media UK Museum Crawl 2002 Object Screen
  • Digital Media UK Museum Crawl 2002 Explore a single painting in detail
  • Video UK Museum Crawl 2002 Very well done - and no audio!
  • Video UK Museum Crawl 2002 Another intro screen - about attribution
  • Video UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • Standard unit
    • Found throughout space
  • Video UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • Another overall
    • As unit appears in context
  • Video UK Museum Crawl 2002 Unit adapted to a tight space
  • Audio UK Museum Crawl 2002 The one failure - all but one unit was dead!
  • Audio UK Museum Crawl 2002 This was the only working audio (and for DMK too!)
  • Audio UK Museum Crawl 2002 Was also broken in benches...
  • Discovery Rooms UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • 3 found within space
    • Many activities grouped together
    • Dress up
    • Computers
    • Hands On
    • “ Pick a Box”
    • “ What is it?”
  • Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002 First found behind armour in this view
  • Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • Overall views
    • Note see thru vista at armour
  • Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002 What is it? case
  • Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Open doors and mirrors reveal answers (very clever)
  • Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Dress up activity (note hat solution - acrylic!)
  • Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • Gauntlet
    • Matches armour
    • Put your hand in it
    • Note thru vista here too
  • Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • Build a chair!
    • Just like Ikea...
  • Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Parts stow away nicely (and people do so!)
  • Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • Weaving interactive
    • Aimable light on post
  • Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Write a saga - staff collect, edit, laminate, display
  • Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • Activity Boxes
    • Each room has a stack of these
    • Each small activity different
    • Could work in our history kits
  • Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • Activity Boxes
    • Each includes materials and instructions
  • Discovery Room 2 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Overall view - with computers and “What is It?”
  • Discovery Room 2 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Build a Chippendale chair
  • Discovery Room 2 UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • Make a frame
    • Magnetic components
  • Discovery Room 2 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Tie a cravat
  • Discovery Room 2 UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • More dress-up
    • Note hook to hang up cravat
  • Discovery Room 2 UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • Pick-a-Box
    • Additional small activities tucked into boxes
    • Workspace to use them
  • Discovery Room 3 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Build your own version of the Crystal Palace
  • Discovery Room 3 UK Museum Crawl 2002
  • Discovery Room 3 UK Museum Crawl 2002
  • Discovery Room 3 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Create a bookplate - print or email it!
  • Discovery Room 3 UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • See what I made?
    • Email broke later in the day though…
    • Diane was very disappointed
  • Period Rooms UK Museum Crawl 2002 Cutout figure, not mannequin
  • Period Rooms UK Museum Crawl 2002 Repro chairs match artifacts - you can sit in them!
  • Period Room UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • Showing patch before restoration
    • Also interesting book with details of process
  • “ Period Rooms” UK Museum Crawl 2002 Exposed construction details
  • Objects Displayed Open UK Museum Crawl 2002 Objects that open are shown open (in places)
  • Objects Displayed Open UK Museum Crawl 2002 Unobtrusive acrylic bracket on wall
  • Other Display Ideas UK Museum Crawl 2002 Clothing as in a closet
  • Mannequins UK Museum Crawl 2002 Very abstract and effective
  • Other Display Ideas UK Museum Crawl 2002 What makes this chair a fake?
  • Light Sensitive Cabinet UK Museum Crawl 2002
    • Only one of these
    • Open up doors
    • Push button to turn light on
    • Lights goes off when doors shut
    • Never seen something this slick!
  • Models UK Museum Crawl 2002 Depicted actual structures and interior layout