The Remnant Trust at Georgia Southern
This exhibit was so much fun! Myself and two others public history students wrote the text for both the in-house and the online exhibits of the Remnant Trust at Georgia Southern University. When I was researching the history of these amazing books, I had no idea that just a few months later I would be holding original printings in my hands, gazing upon stunningly beautiful script. My favorite that I worked on was a 1350 printing of the Magna Carta. The books themselves are works of art and the history they represent is incredible. The exhibit was hosted by Georgia Southern's Henderson Library and ran January 18, 2017 through May 5, 2017.
One of the missions of The Remnant Trust is to "elevate... the public's understanding of individual liberty and human dignity through the precedent setting, hands on availability of the world's great ideas in original form."
Georgia Southern Pop-up Museum
While at the Georgia Southern University Museum, I worked with the museum director to develop a pop-up museum. Our goal was to reach more students, many of whom were unaware the museum existed. This rotating and portable museum exhibit could be set up anywhere on campus or in the community. Each exhibit was very versatile in content and generally included an interactive activity, a mystery object, and a handful of other artifacts or fossils.
2016 - 2017
The Spanish In Georgia
This was my very first experience curating an exhibit. The end product was the final project for Georgia Southern University's Museum Studies Class, taught by Dr. Brent Tharp. There were ten of us in the class so this was a collaborative experience. Our goal was to tell the history of Georgia before Oglethorpe arrived in 1733, including both the Native American chiefdoms of the Mississippian Period and Spanish colonization.
We divided the content into five section sections and worked in pairs of two. My partner, Rhianna, and I curated the section on early Spanish missions, which included a mission facade (designed and built by the whole class) with a wattle and daub cross-section. The context focused on the Guale, located on St. Catherines Island.
The exhibit was housed at the Statesboro Convention and Visitor's Bureau. The artifacts were donated from Dr. Michael Van Wagenen's private collection.