Julie Johnson is the new Director of the Detroit Children's Museum under its new association with the Detroit Science Center. Julie will be blogging her thoughts as she works toward the reopening of this Detroit institution! Here is her eighth post:
Thanks to all our wonderful visitors and loyal followers of our blog. We have been very busy this past week or so rearranging, fixing, and setting up new gallery spaces. We have removed all of the artifacts in the cases in the main gallery and are cleaning and repairing any fixtures etc that need it. We are bringing out of storage some dioramas to place on the main floor which needs some ‘tender loving care’ from our exhibit shop before they will be open for viewing. We will be adding several more pieces soon and hope to have most of the display cases filled in time for our next Open House for May 22.
We have also been working very hard on the latest requests from schools regarding our lending collection. This is very exciting as we get to see the students enjoy the artifacts at their schools. We are looking forward to extending this out to all schools in the area.
We hope to see you soon.