We had another important EPiC meeting yesterday afternoon. Beforehand, Meggan told me to prepare some materials so that I could update the rest of the Committee on the status of my projects.
I can’t believe it’s the middle of July already! My internship seems to just be flying by. One of the things we discussed at our meeting, actually, was how it was almost time to put up the rest of the exhibits. Scary thought! I know my 1860 Election exhibit is just about ready, but I can’t help but feel that there’s so much more research I can do and so much more fine-tuning. It’s probably the perfectionist in me talking.
I wonder how curators feel when they get to finally install their exhibits after weeks or months of planning and researching. After all, there’s only so much editing you can do, so much revising and re-organizing. You can’t nitpick once an exhibit is up, unless there’s a major error to fix.
I should finish the text for my exhibit either by the end of today or some time tomorrow, which is what I told the Committee at our meeting. This means we can install the display by next week, at the earliest. The Civil War Sheet Music cases will probably go out next week, too—I came up with a tentatively organized plan, and Jim’s going to teach me how to mount on foam core tomorrow. The Beran artifacts should be installed around then, too.
There’s so much to do—now it’s just a matter of me keeping up with all the webpages I have to create for these exhibits. Wish me luck!