Gallery tasks for “Over There: Americans Abroad in WWI”

Exhibit opening and closing, gallery desk tasks for “Over There! Americans Abroad in WWI”

  • Turn on all the lights from the Gallery breaker in the Gallery workroom.
  • We now have the IPod playing World War I music in the front gallery.
    • All you have to do it turn the IPod on in the morning and off in the evening.
    • The IPod is located on the East wall of the gallery workroom, right below all the knobs on the wall.
  • In the back of the gallery, IT has the MondoPad and DVD player set to turn on automatically. The DVD does not start automatically, though.
    • Touch the screen: Hit “Play”. To adjust volume, touch the bottom of the screen to get the “volume” bar.
    • Hit “Play” every hour. The video lasts 56 minutes.
  • Check around the room for pictures that might need to be leveled, or labels that have fallen.
  • Alert gallery staff if you see anything amiss.

A couple things to pay attention to in the new Gallery exhibit:

  • There is a video playing on the mondo pad at the back of the gallery. It’s about an hour long. It doesn’t play on a loop so you’ll need to go back and check on it every hour or so. The mondo pad is a touchscreen so you don’t need a remote.
  • There is a document on the Gallery desk that talks about the exhibit. There are 3 main areas: Behind the Lines, Battle Fronts, and The War’s End. There are ideas on engaging visitors and all of the exhibit text (signs and labels) is included. Please take a moment to look over this the first time you work in the Gallery.
  • There are 5 books on a small table in the Gallery. They belong to the National Archives. Two of them were marked in, we’ve alerted National Archives. We’ve moved the 3 remaining ones to the shelf behind the gallery desk.
  • There are paper dolls on the table in the center of the gallery now. Kids can play with them.
  • The Jewel Box has been turned into a trench. There are some objects in there (helmet, canteen, etc.) that can be handled. Also, be sure to check out the periscope. Debbie did a great job.

Closing:

  • Turn off all the lights.
  • Do a quick check around the room, as above.

IT is working on a looping video. Zan will edit send updates to this list if the procedures change.

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  1. Zan Popp on said:

    Exhibit Update!
    We now have the IPod playing World War I music in the front gallery.
    All you have to do it turn the IPod on in the morning and off in the evening.
    The IPod is located on the East wall, right below all the knobs on the wall.