Designing exhibitions in historic buildings and non-traditional gallery spaces presents a series of challenges for curators, collection management professionals, visitor services staff and preparators. For museums in historic buildings and neighborhoods, these issues can be unavoidable. Strategies for working in difficult spaces, and understanding how to utilize their assets, are lessons best learned through experience. The Historic New Orleans Collection, a museum, research center and publisher located in the French Quarter, has been presenting exhibitions in historic buildings for half a century. Join THNOC exhibition team members as they present two exhibitions, one temporary, and one long term: "New Orleans Medley: Sounds of the City" and "The History of the French Quarter" and discuss the challenges and techniques used to design exhibitions in historic buildings and non-traditional galleries.
Ticket price: $25.00