Today we put up our Alaskans Indoors exhibit! This exhibit is one of the first exhibits that I was involved with developing and creating. One of the fun aspects that we integrated into this exhibt are “flip ups.” The best way to describe the flip ups is that they are like cards, excepted mounted on foam core. The outside cover of the flip up typically shows the exterior of a building or vehicle, while the inside of the flip up shows the interior of that building or vehicle. We hope that the flip ups would add an interactive layer to our exhibit. Not all of the images in the exhibit are just about flipping up, there are many images of Alaskans living indoors that stand on their own in the exhibit.
The exhibit is divided into a number of broad categories from:
- Staying in
- Working it (i.e. work)
- Taking a break (i.e. taking a break from working it)
- Entertaining at home
- Sharing spaces (referring to images in which humans and animals share spaces )
- Out (In) and about
- Indoors on the move (the interiors of moving vehicles like boats and trains)
There are a number of fun and quirky photographs in the exhibit. Hopefully the exhibit will provide some fun activities for the long winter months. However, the Working it section seems to be pretty substantial, but so is Taking a break.
So take a break and enjoy the exhibit at the Consortium Library on the 1st floor
(Pictures coming soon.)