Such a thoughtful post from Bethany on museum programming and impact. (By the way, as a follow up to this post she received Honorable Mention at the OMA conference).
Last summer, my directors of Interpretation and I met to go over some production schedules for the remaining calendar year. They told me that come November and December, I would need to prepare myself for a firestorm of editing. The project to which they were referring was for our upcoming exhibition on Senufo art, and despite their advanced notice, I grossly underestimated the size and scope of this monumental project.
The exhibition, “Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa,” consists of sculptures, masks, and photographs from very unique societal regions of Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, and Burkina Faso. Our job as the Department of Interpretation was to create a cohesive narrative, detailing the highlights and themes of the exhibition in the form of multimedia. At the time, our usual output entailed simple slideshows consisted of audio files and a handful of still-images. But going from strictly video capture to video output…
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