Aide Memoire

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue February. 21, 2019 569 views

I photographed some objects for an exhibition. No big fuss, just some clicks into the luggage trunk. I took this pictures, because I need some reminder, how the objects look like. In some way I used my camera like other people will use notepads.

Do you remember Sean Connery, when he acted as the father of Indian Jones in the movie "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"? He said: "I wrote them down in my diary so that I wouldn't have to remember."

I do the same with photographs - and write in very much the same black books. All archaeologist, at least all I know - do LOVE this movie. Connery is such a realistic academic person, a nerd lost in his own historic work. Indeed this fictive person has a high potential for identification on the other hand I don't want to look like Sean Connery - sadly none of my male colleagues didn't look like him either.

But back to the wheel. This wheel will soon be used as an object, which is allowed to be touched. It will help visitors with poor eye sight and blind visitors to understand the construction by touching the form and the material. I have to write the audiodescription - not only for the wheel but for the whole exhibition. Nobody should get lost in the exhibition (3000 m²) and everybody should have the same information about the exhibition and the objects. Of course everybody has individual needs but some people have more individual and special needs. They are not entirely compareable to average visitors. Therefore is also sign language needed and of course easy to read texts too. The opening of the exhibition will be at the end of March. I have less than a week to write all the information for visitors with special needs. It will be stressful and interesting all week, but I will have no time for more than documentation pictures.

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Russell Smith 9 months ago

I very much use the camera as a note pad from time to time.  Especially when I was younger . I know there are sadly very few remaining images from that time in my life but those that are remaining are quite helpful at sparking those memory cells in my brain .

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Russell Smith 9 months ago

Exactly! thumbsup

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Björn Roose 9 months ago

Wishing you courage for the hard work to come, Sigrid smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Björn Roose 9 months ago

Thanks! Could you send some bottles of beer too? smile beers

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Björn Roose Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 9 months ago

I might actually still have some Austrian beers, but I allow beer only one way travelling: my way smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Björn Roose 9 months ago

😂 please keep the Austrian beer!🤣

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Björn Roose Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 9 months ago

Let's say: don't buy a beer in an Austrian pub. I dare say that about Flemish pubs too. The quality is a little better and there's a little more variety, but it's nothing compared to the beers you'll find in specialised bottle shops. I bought some 35 beers in one in Salzburg and I can't say they were below standard Flemish quality.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Björn Roose 9 months ago

thumbsup Last week I was lucky. I discovered in a shop a bread beer brewed from the stale bread of the shop. It tastes perfect (bitter!) and I think it's a good idea to prevent food waste. In the end I can always say: I didn't drink beer I just ate a bread! wink

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Björn Roose Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 9 months ago

Was that an Austrian beer ? There's a few English beers in that kind (Toast Ale) and I've tried a Dutch beer based on the same principe (Bammetje Bier). The Dutch brewery has a beer based on "waste" potatoes too smile In Flanders, some people call a beer a glass sandwich ("glazen boterham"), by the way smile

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Berckmans Peter 9 months ago

Well it is a noble work you are doing. Always love a museum or an expo where you can touch ,feel or smell stuff. It brings something extra to it. I love the Indiana Jones movies, and sadly I also not look like Connery. But wood not mind meeting a prof like Sydney Fox.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 9 months ago

Museums are places to explore things, which are otherwise lost in time, although they are often important to understand the future. To make museums and content accesable ist therefore important and necessary to inform ALL people equally. On the other hand it's very complicated to explain all of this complicated very sophisticated and scientific content with basic words and phrases which are very easy to understand by everybody.

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