Friday, January 23, 2009

American Association of Museums

The American Association of Museums wants the BMA to submit the 60 Objects/Countless Stores audio project for a media award. Deputy Director of Education, Anne Manning asked the writers describe our experience with the project for the application.
This is what I sent her:

The BMA's audio tour, 60 Objects/Countless Stores, provided novelists and poets the opportunity to freely engage the museum's artwork in a way that only prose and poetry can. We drew fresh associations, added narrative, embellished details, poked fun, and re-contextualized the work for a contemporary audience. These new oral histories serve as segues for the public to enter the museum as a kinetically interactive world – reviving the museum as an instrument for the intellectually curious.

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