We know that many of our friends have visited or will visit our current exhibition "15 Years, 15 Treasures", but we thought it would be fun to do a series related to the exhibition! So with no further ado we give you our first treasure-Shakespeare!
The spirit of William Shakespeare played a prominent role in the founding of Arden. The village’s name, Arden, is inspired by the Arden Forest in the Shakespearean work, As You Like It. From the very beginning, Frank Stephens and other Ardenites performed Shakespearean plays in the Field Theatre, located across the Green from the ACSM.
The tradition of storytelling through theatre has continued to be a part of the fabric of life in the Ardens. Starting with Frank Stephens’ informal troupes, to the Players’ Gild, the Highway Ensemble, and now the Shakespeare Gild, the inspiring works of Shakespeare have always been an integral part of theatre here.
Written by Abby Harting, Photographs form the Collection of the Arden Craft Shop Museum.
Behind the Scenes
There are lots of different skill sets that make up museum work. Especially in small museums where we have amazing volunteers and professionals making it work with limited time and budgets. We thought it would be fun for you to get a taste of our behind the scenes work. As we have projects that are visually interesting we’ll try to share them here on the blog.
Today’s behind the scenes is part of our exhibition installation. This will be old hat for some of our artist friends-and you may even have recommendations for how to do this project better!
In our current exhibition-“15 Years, 15 Treasures” we display a test piece for an art work called the Quill and Cube created by artist Rick Rothrock. For more information about the sculpture please visit: http://rickrothrock.com/Constitution_Park.html
Because the art work that the ASCM holds is a test piece it needs some clarifying text. We decided to mount this text on foam-cor.
So without further ado!
Here are our materials: while Scotch photo mount isn't particularly useful for historical documents it does just fine for temporary accompanying text.
We must make sure that the foam-cor is the correct size and level-so we drew the lines off of the text sheet.
And our curator free cutting the foam-cor.
And here it it is cut!
You should read the directions.
Once the text is sprayed glued we're now smoothing out the bubbles.
Voila! It's ready to be put into the exhibition! And that’s a little look into all the things we do to bring you the wonderful exhibitions here at the Arden Craft Shop Museum!
Written by Abby Harting
What's Happening at the ACSM
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