|Posted by GainesFOM on March 6, 2014 at 10:55 PM|
On June 18, several officers and members of the Friends of the Museum attended a workshop at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. The day-long event was sponsored by the Texas Historical Commission's Heritage Trails program in partnership with the Texas Association of Museums (TAM). Attendees received instruction on "Writing For Impact", using a variety of examples of theme based displays for better communication with museum visitors.
Workshop participants were divided into teams and were given less than an hour to create mock-ups of museum panels using layered information. On one team, Gaines County Museum Director Roy Lynn Barnes is joined by Friends of the Museum members Terry Jeffries and Vicki Smith, along with Cory Robinson of the San Angelo based Fort Concho NHL. Other attendees from the Gaines County area were FOM Vice President Kathy Davis, FOM Treasurer Connie Lamm, FOM Communications Committee member Sam Holbrooks, and Museum Assistant Jean Moffatt,