Researching Exhibits in San Diego

I’ve been told that you don’t want to reveal half-done projects to public eyes.


“People don’t see possibilities, they only see disappointment compared to their expectations.”


So I will ask the reader to see the possibilities. Look beyond the empty exhibit room, half built laboratory, and shell of a library┬áto envision a stimulating, fun, technology-focused museum. The more we plan and share the vision, the more excited the staff gets. It’s a process that I can’t help sharing and, I promise, we’ll meet your expectations.


This month the IVDM is celebrating museum month by visiting San Diego museums with the goal to research exhibits and evaluate what type of displays are feasible and applicable to our collections.


Last week was a great success when we visited the San Diego Natural History Museum and talked to a curatorial assistant who offered a candid opinion on their popular exhibits.


The most telling thermometer for successful exhibits at ‘The Nat’ was in watching the kids. A cylinder intended to show how archeologists sift sand to find artifacts was reappropriated by younger visitors as a really fun moving part:

Repurposing archeology exhibits till they meet age-appropriate criteria for fun, San Diego Natural History Museum.


Back at the museum construction on our first temporary exhibits has begun.


Building the first exhibits after 37 years of dedicated fundraising for the new museum.


It is the beginning of the new Imperial Valley Desert Museum’s public face.


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