|View single post by Albert Sailhorst|
|Posted: Wed Aug 27th, 2008 09:05 pm||
Here's my objective, I think, perception of the museum:
1) There were historical artifacts diplayed and explained
2) The history of Lincoln's life was portrayed from youth till death via an orderly organization of exhibits featuring wax figures and details of his life, both intimate and public/political
3) The breif "Ghost"presentation was artistically done so as to show the importance of artifacts, what the artifacts can tell us, and how history is really a story of people and how their actions chrated the course of history.
I can understand your "Disney" perception because of the "smoke and mirrors" show that one could label the "Ghost" presentation; however, for the general public, I think it was better than showing a 12 minute movie......
How is my perception of reality altered based on various cues?
What are the cues and how do they alter my perception?
I want history to be alive for my 6 year old son in order to generate an interest for him.....I think wax figures brought that to life more for him than by reading an index card taped next to an artifact. That's why I want him to reenact (and he does, and he enjoys it!) so that he can "live" the sting of battle, no matter how "fake" it may be...I thought the museum brought history to life for people who go there to visit, with little background in history.