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Stop, Look, Think

Cordelia Miller ’15, Student Assistant to the Curators, Summer 2013 One of the central aims of the exhibition The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections is to share how crucial physical artifacts are to learning and teaching. What do we mean by “objects”? For our purposes, “object” is a fairly broad category, meaning anything made […]

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Unlocking Secrets of a Seventeenth Century German Door Fitting

By Kiyomi Mino ‘16, Student Assistant to the Curator In today’s society, sleek and discrete high tech devices controlled by complex computer coding and identity verification systems ensure that only those with special approval have access to privileged places. While today’s “locks” purposely have an inconspicuous design so as not to attract the attention of […]

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Uncovering the Mysteries of Objects

By Cordelia Miller ‘15, Summer Education Assistant As a summer education assistant at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, I’ve been involved with research for the exhibition The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections for the past few months. Watching the show come together from the inside has been very exciting for me. Many of these […]

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The Process of Discovery

by Andrea Rosen, BCMA Curatorial Assistant As curators from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, the Peary-Macmillan Arctic Museum, and Special Collections came together to plan the exhibition The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections, two things needed to happen simultaneously: 1) we had to decide what the show was about; 2) we had to […]