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.