Lesley Jenkins writes:
Sadly my time at the Chicago History Museum has come to an end. I met wonderful curators, public education staff, a bundle of volunteers and interns and many many creatives who do a whole range of jobs to keep the place going despite funding cuts driven by the GFC. I learnt a lot from all of them. I wrote a few pieces about oral history at the museum and they should be up on the Oral History Association of Qld blog in a little while for people who would like to know more about how this works here. I started with a hotdog and I am ending with one. This great piece of child friendly interactive sculpture is part of the Sensing Chicago exhibition. This is directed at children to find out why Chicago was once stinky and is no longer. The bright colours and sounds and interactive elements focus on how smells, sights, sounds and tastes tell us about our history.