Inspiration and Cooperation
OHIO Museum Complex at the Field Museum!
In January 2018, part of our team was able to travel to Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History and visit John Sabraw’s exhibition at Thomas McCormick Gallery featuring his pioneering work with paint derived from acid mine drainage. We were joined by recent Ohio University alumnus, Dr. Eric Gorscak, a Research Scientist in the Integrative Research Center at the Field Museum of Natural History and featured expert on the Field Museum’s “Antarctic Dinosaurs” exhibition.
The team toured the Exhibitions Department and met with staff. Interactions centered around best practices in visitor engagement and exhibit design/production, with a focus on transdisciplinary connections that expand cross-college interactions around environment-art-health topics. After a vibrant discussion that included resources and planning for additional interactions, the group toured key ongoing interdisciplinary exhibitions including “Specimens” and “Mediterranean Cultures in Contact”, developing insights and perspectives on projects for the Lin Hall 210 gallery, recently renovated with funds from the Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery.