The Anatomy of a Bespoke Exhibit Pre-Medical Summer Institute 2018

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Kirsten Hebert


The Archives & Museum of Optometry had a rare opportunity to create an exhibit for a school group in July 2018 and
collaborate with educators to craft an object-based learning lesson. The use of museum collections to reinforce and support
learning goals has been an evolving trend during the course of the last 30 years, forcing museum managers to think about
exhibits as dynamic and consider new, diverse audiences. This article provides a case study for a using a small museum collection
to construct a bespoke exhibit as a teaching tool in partnership with educators, and with a minimum of resources.

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