Friday, October 8, 2010
Meeting Update: October 5, 2010
To start each meeting, each person brings in a small item to share with the group. I love it, "Adult Show and Tell." It is wonderful to see how excited everyone is to share these items.
At this meeting we worked on establishing the BIG IDEA for this museum of small things. For homework, everyone thought about and wrote down two or three ideas that would paint a picture of what Michael's Museum is all about.
At the meeting we wrote our ideas on poster paper and placed them around the room. After studying everyone's attempt at defining the big idea of Michael's Museum, people had four stickers with which to vote on the ideas they liked best.
We then discussed the ideas, those that received the most votes first and then all of the ideas. We compared and contrasted ideas and underlined important descriptors.
Finally we came up with the following DRAFT big idea (still subject to change) and some goals.
The allure of small things inspires curiosity, imagination, collecting, and storytelling
GOAL FOR CHILDREN:
To inspire children to explore, wonder, and collect
GOAL FOR CAREGIVERS:
To evoke reflection, exploration, and memory-sharing
GOAL FOR EXHIBIT ENVIRONMENT:
To create an intimate, magnificent world that appeals to all ages
Posted by Michael Horvich at 10:57 AM