Thursday, November 11, 2010

Who is R. Tait McKenzie?

Welcome to the design process of a museum outreach exhibit! This blog will take you on a tour behind-the-scenes to demonstrate the processes involved in creating a small travelling outreach exhibit. The purpose of this exhibit is to offer the visitor a sneak-peek of the various facets of Robert Tait McKenzie's Life and experiences including the Mill of Kintail, medicine, athletics, art and military/boy scout involvment. The goal of this exhibit is to introduce potential visitors to a prominent Canadian artist of international renown; and inspire them to visit the museum and site. Upon completion, this exhibit will displayed at various venues in the Ottawa Valley and Lanark County.

Using theories and practical experiences acquired over the last two years in the AMS program at Algonquin College, this semester-long project is a part of the Plan & Develop Educational Exhibitions class. The AMS program "provides students with a sound background in museum work and the technical areas common to all museums including collections management, exhibit preparation, conservation, educational programming, and museum management". The skills and knowledge we have aquired thus far will be put to the test in the development and fabrication of the R. Tait McKenzie: Modern Renaissance Man Outreach Exhibit.

Please follow us on our blog as we explain our creative process and demonstrate our techiques through video, images, and detailed posts.

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