Working at the Kankakee museum for the past few years, I have been able to work on a wide variety of festivals, events and exhibits. Some projects are small, like one day events, while other projects are expansive and take awhile to complete. The largest and most complex exhibit I have ever worked on is … Continue reading The Story of Kankakee County
Hello Readers! About a year ago, a family came into the museum with an old dusty box. Inside this box were two paintings that had been in said box for decades. Upon inspection of the paintings and the canvases we confirmed they were painted by Susanne Small. Susanne grew up in the house on the … Continue reading From Attic to Showroom
Hello Friends! I am lucky enough to have a job where if I think up an idea, I almost always can give it a try. That is how the Museum's Instagram was created. I asked, and I received. Studying Art History in school opened my eyes to the beauty of art found everyday while … Continue reading Not Insta-famous, but we’re getting there.
Hello Friends! As I have mentioned in previous posts, when I began work at the Kankakee Museum I was a design novice, at best. I had no experience with Publisher, let alone any sort of web design software. One day, I was given the responsibility of the website. As some readers may know or have … Continue reading Web Design
Hello Friends! Before I go and forget all the things I have done so far in my foray into exhibit design, I think its best to jot some of them down. Upon doing this, I have felt a renewed sense of accomplishment and have seen just how far I have come and how far I still … Continue reading Exhibit Retrospective
Hey there! So as some of you may know, I have an addiction to phone cases...a bad one. Unfortunately, I cant afford to spend a bazillion dollars on my obsession so I had to get a little creative and start making my own! Supplies: Pencil Case template* Paper/Design Exacto Knife Clear Case *You can find … Continue reading DIY Phone Cases
A few days ago, I was scanning several old photographs from the museum's collection, and I wasn't happy with the quality of the copy. Many of the photos had surface level imperfections showing up in the scans. I decided to roam around the back office and find some tools to build my own photo box. … Continue reading Pseudo Studio Hack