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August 16, 2012

Originally posted on NC Museum of Natural Sciences Exhibits Blog:

by Helen Chappell

One of the biggest misconceptions we run into as “exhibitionists” is the idea that once we have an exhibit out on the Museum floor, our work is done.  I’m actually guilty of believing this myself – I (in)famously asked my now-colleagues during my job interview what would be left to do after we opened the new Nature Research Center.  Turns out that we’re constantly updating what’s on the floor, doing everything from swapping out a single fish label on one of our tanks to creating whole new displays, even in our main building.

One such update we’re working on now is what we call our “Curator in a Box” exhibit.

Photo of a curator crouching in a box

Entomologist Jason Cryan models the basic idea.

It’s just about what it sounds like (okay, maybe not quite).  It’s a display case in our Nature’s Explorers gallery where we “box up” a bit of information about a…

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