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Crane House hallway, Montclair Historical Society

The Montclair Historical Society's Many Voices exhibition opened October 2014.  MPC curated the exhibition and the re-interpretation of two period rooms in the historic Crane House.  Read the Montclair Times article about the exhibition and TapInto Montclair's coverage of the re-opening. 

Read more about the research and development process and how the site interpretation changed in Claudia's guest blogpost.
A blogger who visited The Montclair Historical Society draws a comparison of the new exhibition and interpretation in the Crane House to the Tenement Museum in NYC. 
The New York Times also wrote about the Crane House reinterpretation and exhibition. 
 While the project was in process, hear Claudia talking about the exhibition - and other museum topics - on Humanities Connection , a radio program sponsored by The NJ Council for the Humanities.
MPC also worked on the related documentary, A Place to Become: Montclair through the eyes of the Glenridge Avenue YWCA Women, 1920-1965 which debuted May 2014 at the Montclair Film Festival.

Movie poster for A Place to Become
Jersey Rocks: A History of Rock & Roll in the Garden State
Jersey Rocks
exhibition named one of the top 10 NJ Entertainment News Stories of 2011 by Chris Jordan of NJ Press Media in the Asbury Park Press! 
NY Times article about the exhibition co-curated by Claudia.

Star-Ledger article about the exhibition, written by music critic Tris McCall.

Mary Case, Organizational Coach for Qm2, said this about the exhibition:
What a wonderful surprise to learn that you were associated with the summer exhibit I enjoyed so much at The Morris Museum.  I know you must have mounted it for a shoe-string, but the intelligence was everywhere, and you were able to keep the audios from bleeding over each other. Congratulations and all continued success!

Rise of Rock & Roll

Golden Age of Rock & Roll

Rock "Splinters" - The Misfits
Rock "Splinters" - The Smithereens
Interactive - Design your own album cover
Transit Drivers, Honeymooners, Midwives:
Collecting and Telling New Jersey Stories
2005 Exhibition at The New Jersey Historical Society

- Working collaboratively with exhibition team, conceived of theme and "big idea;" researched in collections; wrote exhibition text; oversaw design and installation from start to finish.
Winner of 2006 AASLH Award of Merit
Introductory panel
Section from exhibition, includes dance/music activity

Exhibit section including scent interactive

Exhibit section with photo flip book interactive

Ebb and Flow: New Jersey and Its Rivers
2006 Exhibition at The New Jersey Historical Society
- Co-curated exhibition; researched, wrote, and edited text and labels; chose artifacts; oversaw design and installation from start to finish.

Exhibit section
Introductory panel

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Walk-on floor map with links to exhibit sections