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Museum Association of Waco’s Traveling Community Museum

Inspired by programs around the world, the Museum Association of Waco’s Traveling Community Museum (@MAWmuseum) aims to bring together its institutional members with local businesses and citizens to create an inclusive mobile museum. Through creation stations and pop-up museums, the museum hopes to spread awareness of MAW by instilling a love for Waco and it past.

 

Creation stations will occur in the fall and will be places where visitors can make something based on a theme. These creations will then be placed in museums for all to see and, in some instances, to contribute to, as well. The creation station schedule is below:

 

September 24 at the Farmer’s Market: Collecting wishes to be placed at the Lee Lockwood

Library until December 5th

 

October 1 at the Cultural Arts Fest: Connecting printmaking tiles to be displayed at the Martin

Museum of Art until November 13th

 

October 29 at the Farmer’s Market: Creating stop motion welcome videos that will be played at

the Design Den at the Mayborn Museum Complex

  

Pop-up museums will occur in the spring. Pop-up museums are temporary exhibits that are created by visitors around a central theme. The display will combine participant’s objects, as well as, museum possessions. The pop-up museum schedule is still being planned, but the confirmed schedule is below:

 

February 18 at the Hippodrome for the Deep in the Heart Film Festival: the exhibit theme will be

based around film memories and objects

 

April 1 at McLennan Community College’s Ball Performing Arts Center for Hansel and Gretel: the

exhibit theme will be based around childhood memories and objects

 

This is a MAW partnership with a professional project by Matthew Doyen, a museum studies graduate student at Baylor University, and will occur between fall 2016 and spring 2017.