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Friday, April 12, 2013

1863 is Just Around the Corner

This week I thought I'd offer up a few behind-the-scenes photos as we get Gallery 1 ready for Voices of 1863.

Here's what the gallery looks like from the door. We decided to take a cue from the domestic nature of our gallery spaces and picked colors inspired by Victorian interiors.

The exhibit will also include a Victorian-parlor-inspired seating area to relax and digest all the wonderful materials.

Our hard-working intern, Anne Baker, is excellent at turning exhibition cases purple. Thanks Anne. Thanks also to our other collections intern, Anne Lutun, for helping us move all the heavy cases into position. I wish I had taken pictures of that project!

Here is our cozy prep-room space filled with fabulous Civil War documents waiting to be matted and framed. 

See how it all comes together when Voices of 1863 opens on May 1!

Kathy Haas is the Associate Curator at the Rosenbach Museum & Library and the primary poster at the Rosen-blog

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