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SI Museum Makers 2019

Museum Makers
Smithsonian Summer Camp
Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
Museum Makers

SI Museum Makers 2019's collections

 

Alexander J.

<p>The Mewseum</p><p><br /></p><p>I have two cats. Cats, and pets in general, in my opinion, are highly under appreciated in public spaces.</p> <p>This exhibit is about this history of cats.</p> <p>People take it for granted taht cats are wide-spread throughout the world, but they actually have a rich and immersive migration and development story like our own, that is woefully uncovered.</p><p><br /></p>
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Sadie P.

<p>Fruzeum</p><p>The theme for my museum is tropical fruit. I chose tropical fruit because I LOVEEEEEE mangoes and I wanted to add other fruits that were tropical. </p> <p>I want visitors to learn to not judge fruits by how they look.</p>
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Chelsea D.

<p>My collection is about my life as a dancer. I chose this theme because dancing has had a real and hard impact in my life. </p> <p>I have been dancing for eight years. Dancing helped me through hard times and decision making in my life. As a dancer people put so much pressure on you to remember the choreography and make sure it’s clean. </p> <p>Never give up and keep trying.</p>
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Alexa J.

<p>The amazing collection here at “The μουσείο (“Museum”) of Greek History” is just Greek pieces of art and things that show the amazingness of Ancient Greece. It shows the beautiful and non-beautiful parts of Greece and to me it is quite extraordinary. </p> <p>I have always loved Greek history and art which is why I wanted to create this museum, as well as to share Greece with everyone else. When people enter the museum I want them to be blow away by the history and character of the museum. When they leave I want the guests to take with them Ancient Greece. I want them to remember the excitement of Ancient Greece.</p>
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Lucy W.

<p>My collection is about plants. In this collection you see lots of plants. You will see what plants need to survive: climate, amount of water, what kind of soil.  You will also have a chance to see rare plants. <br /></p>
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Maxwell C.

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Harriet R.

<p>Tennis has been a sport for many years and has gotten more and more popular. Personally I love the sport and find it very fun and like a good exercise. I hope you find my collection entertaining while it shows many old historic photos of tennis then new modern day tennis. Through my exhibit I hope you learn something even if it is very simple.</p><p>My collection was based off my love and knowledge about tennis. It has many art pieces that have to do with tennis in some way. There are many themes to chose form so you may be wondering why I chose what I chose. <br /></p> <p>Well, it was actually easy.</p> <p>I thought of what I wanted people to know about it, but it had to be something I knew about. Next, I chose the topic then found some art. I wanted people to learn from my exhibit so I tried to make a theme that some may now know about. Overall I want my visitors to learn something about tennis even if it is that you use a racket to hit the ball over the net.</p><p>                                                                             sincerely,<br /></p> <p>                                                                                                   Harriet R. (the curator)</p>
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Victoria R. L.

<p>This collection is about ancient Egypt. My exhibit is called “The Ancient Egypt Collection.” It is about the art, culture, and history of Ancient Egypt. I chose this theme because I have always been interested in this subject, and I don’t think  that there are many exhibits about it. I hope that any visitors to this exhibit enjoy themselves and learn more about Ancient Egypt.</p><p><br /></p>
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Quentin T.

<p>My collection is about monsters created by people from ancient or modern times.  One of my favorites is the monster Cthulhu.  He has a head of a squid, a body of a human, and the wings of a dragon.</p> <p>I chose the theme of monsters because first of all I thought it was cool (in a nerdy way).  Another reason is that monsters tie in with different country’s histories.</p> <p>I want my visitors to learn that monsters were created in stories and takes. Storytellers would use monsters in their stories to make them more interesting. Not only that, but humans have lived with fantasy and made up monsters from their imagination. Monsters have basically been living with us since humans had their own creativity.</p>
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