As the seminar comes to a close, we end our museum visits on a transitional notion.
The International Spy Museum gave us a look at pulling everything they had, prior knowledge, outside knowledge, and the desire to implement those categories into future knowledge. How did what they know and what they learned meet at a confluence for writing that next chapter in their story? And how does that translate to us?
We all come from different backgrounds, different places, different interests, different museums, and different passions. Our stories are results of what has happened and what is happening, crafting the narrative for our next story after this seminar.
We all have plans and designs and ideas for what happens next, but as the Spy Museum showed, sometimes that changes and one must adapt, but that doesn’t mean the core narrative has to change, maybe just the word choice or the size of the page you have to tell your story. With an experience like this, the opportunity to pull from other narratives, stealing other techniques, and reinforcing your own story with knowledge from another becomes central to moving forward.
On Monday, I’ll be back at the National Museum of Dentistry, and Jaws’ “infamous teeth” were a somber and exciting reminder of that. Now, I am at the transitional moment, reflecting and growing from the stories I’ve heard and been apart of these two weeks. I get to go back with 23 new individual stories influencing my decisions, thought processes, and choices, which not only will shape my own story, but the story I am privileged to tell at my museum.
Thanks for the stories.