Cape Fear Museum
This week, five summer campers learned what it’s like to work at Cape Fear Museum. From going behind-the-scenes to researching artifacts, “Museumology” campers ages 10 to 14 have explored almost everything about the Museum. Each day, campers learned about a new aspect of running a museum; culminating in their own exhibits about bottles, communication and their own personal keepsakes. Campers will unveil these three exhibits at a special opening on Friday, August 3 at 11:30 a.m. All are invited to attend.
Museumology began with campers meeting Museum curators, educators and collections staff, even learning how to write this press release. They toured current exhibits and explored collections to see artifacts that aren’t on display. After carefully choosing a subject, hours of time have been spent researching their exhibits, creating labels and designing exhibit spaces. This year, campers saw a demonstration of Google Sketchup, where they explored 3D models and learned the importance of color, design, size and fonts.
Camper Grayson Pope said of his experience, “We worked hard all week to create these exhibits. We did this through teamwork, research and design.”
Darren Janz added, “Come celebrate the exhibits young kids made by themselves!”