The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM) is in Washington October 22-24, bringing together museum professionals from across the region. On October 22, OEC welcomed a group of conference attendees for a behind the scenes tour.
OEC Director Susan Ades led participants from museums, firms, and universities through our facilities. The first stop was the Design/Editing Unit, where Lynn Kawaratani explained our design process and led a lively discussion about exhibition design and development.
While touring Graphics, guests also learned about our various methods of printing. Our Graphics Unit uses a multitude of tools and techniques to produce graphics of all shapes and sizes that are originated at OEC or elsewhere.
Our model shop is always a hit with visitors. Carolyn Thome showed a number of objects we’ve 3D printed. Not only can 3D printing be used to create objects, but it has resulted in new ways of making custom mounts for objects. Carolyn Thome and Lora Collins described our 3D printing processes as well as more traditional modelmaking and mount making techniques.
We enjoyed hosting our tour group and hope they enjoy their stay in Washington!