Posted on September 2nd, 2016 at 8:46 pm by audreyfein
Story Pitches for Week 2
Story Idea One:
The Rose Art Museum Opening. The Rose will debut it’s Fall 2016 collection on September 10th. I want to interview either the Curator, Kim Contay, or the Acting Director, Kristin Parker. I want to ask them about what goes on behind the scenes in making an exhibition happen. Who are the artists? How you find them? How do you put together an exhibition that people will be interested in? What is the subject matter? When do you start the planning process? Physically, what does the Rose do to adapt to what each artist’s vision is? How do we get more students to go to the museum? The Rose is an amazing place that very few students take advantage of even though it’s free and right on campus. There is some amazing art there. I want to take photos of either Kim or Kristin inside the museum explaining everything to me (this can happen after the actual event given the time frame of this class) and then I want to attend the event and take photos of them in action to put together into one piece.
Story Idea Two:
The Brandeis Librarians. Right now the Brandeis library is under construction. But what goes on behind the scenes? What do librarians do all day? How does the preservation process work? What kind of resources and materials does Brandeis own? Where are they all kept? I want to interview either Leslie Reicher, the Preservations Officer, or Maggie McNeely, the University Archivist. I think it would be interesting to get their perspective on old documents and the importance of primary sources.