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Hi Bilwa, do you do both jobs? Do you have a question for our curators?

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Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Natural History. As museums evolve, they are increasingly responsive to their communities and able to reflect the community back to itself in its exhibitions and programming. Badges, patches, leggings, puttees, campaign hats, and haversacks were all part of the quasi-military look.

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What does a curator do? Curators at the smallest museums and historic sites might be in charge of virtually the entire operation — from sweeping floors to designing exhibit panels.

A: Today's Boy Scout uniform is certainly a bit more faithful to the original look than the Girl Scout uniform. A few more selected questions from Ask a Curator Day: Q: Earliest example of a prosthetic in the collection? A: Early collections date from the 18th century. Slow steps are being taken. One of the most important things about an artifact is its story, the history of its use and ownership. In this case, skills of business administration, facility management and marketing are as important as knowledge of the collection. We also regularly examine objects to ensure that they stay in good shape. Emily: Hopefully with a fully searchable online collection so everyone knows how much amazing stuff that we have. In its history, it went from 90 employees making 1, tumblers a week to one of the largest factories in the world making 75, dozen drinking glasses a week. What new, emerging, or shifting narratives are emerging in twenty-first-century film?

CitiCSMVSMuseumonWheels is 4 kids n our programming is based on our research on curricula mapping n foundational skills tht kids need 2day — Bilwa Kulkarni bkulkarni September 13, Look out for the Museum-bus, it might come hopping around you someday soon!

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An Australian tweeted us our first question before our curators' alarm clocks had gone off in the morning. Emily: Hopefully with a fully searchable online collection so everyone knows how much amazing stuff that we have. Many exhibitions include community consultation and participation which could include community members acting as curators alongside museum staff to develop and mount an exhibit. A: Early collections date from the 18th century. The Fry Glass Company is another of the great Rochester factories — they made beautiful blown and cut glass, pressed wares, utilitarian pieces and even gas pumps under a separate name. In small museums, individual staff members may fill several of these roles. A: We have a gnarly peg leg from the Revolutionary War era—late 18th century. It was also one of the first to use natural gas to fuel the furnaces. Most of my favorites have gotten in.

Leslie: Curators reach out more and more. Many exhibitions include community consultation and participation which could include community members acting as curators alongside museum staff to develop and mount an exhibit.

Themes may originate from items in the news, moments in history, historical persons or communities, social and cultural trends, advances in science and technology, artistic movements, and anniversaries and community celebrations.

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