Behind the Scenes - November 2021

Curator of African Arts Cory Gundlach, Manager of Design, Preparation & Installation Steve Erickson, and Manager of Exhibitions and Collections Katherine Wilson are having a busy fall. In addition to their many other responsibilities, this combined curatorial and registrarial team meet weekly to discuss exhibition design. Erickson has created an installation laboratory for the team to review wall colors, object mounts and furniture, signage, lighting, accessibility, and security and safety concerns. The ongoing, collaborative process not only informs exhibition design, but also reveals challenges to be addressed before moving into the new building, ensuring a smooth and efficient process and a stellar visitor experience next year.