An object in
isolation can be hard to read. Museums often display objects in
contextgrouping them with pieces that relate to them in some
way. They also share staff expertise through the labels provided
for an object and other interpretive methods such as tours (where
guides might use everyday objects to make a contemporary connection),
catalogues, or Web sites.
Create a label by filling in the information for the object below.
We have provided you with five objects that relate to this piece
in a variety of ways. Some are from our Museums' collections, others
are from our homes. They will give you clues to answer the questions
posed for the label. Click on the objects to read their labels.