Friday, January 07, 2011

TAM Docents: New Show and Tell Item

Hello Docents-

The Curatorial Department has gifted us with some archival cardboard. Now we can use that when talking about Leroy. I have rubberbanded 3 pieces together.

1)    Because I already soiled 2 of the 3 pieces since I had just put lotion on my hands right before Ellen handed them to me. It makes a good example of why we don’t want to touch Leroy and the center, still untouched piece, can be viewed by removing the rubberband (just don’t touch it!) to show how pristine it is by comparison. After all, the outside pieces will just get dirtier and dirtier the more they are handled.

2)    By putting the 3 pieces together and suggesting that people try to flex them (not bend!), they can get a sense of how strong layers can be (I already bent one trying out this theory on the strength of one versus several) and why an armature is not particularly necessary for Leroy.

Now, have any of you been using the props? If so, how is that working out? If not, What are some of the reasons (forget to get them? Not particularly useful? Etc). I would like to know if this is something we should keep trying.

Thank you,



Jana Wennstrom

Manager of Public and Volunteer Programs

& Interim Director of Education


1701 Pacific Avenue

Tacoma, Washington 98402

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