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Behind the Scenes at the Museum exhibit

January 4

January 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

10:00am - 5:00pm

The Bastrop Museum & Visitor Center is excited to unveil “Behind the Scenes at the Museum,” a special exhibit opening  that takes visitors on a fascinating journey through the hidden world of museum work. Behind the Scenes at the Museum is on display January through March 2024 in Bastrop, Texas. It is free and open to the public.

Behind the Scenes at the Museum sheds light on the fascinating history and inner workings of museums, from their origins in mid-16th century art collections to the crucial roles of storage, provenance (ownership records), and the dedicated staff and volunteers who keep everything running smoothly.

Through engaging information panels and a diverse collection of artifacts spanning the 18th to 20th centuries, visitors will discover:

  • The evolution of museums and collecting: Trace the history of museums from their early days as private curiosity cabinets to the public institutions we know today.
  • The unseen work behind the scenes: Learn about the meticulous processes of artifact care, conservation, and documentation that ensure these precious pieces are preserved for future generations.
  • The future of museums: Explore the exciting world of contemporary museum careers and the ways museums are adapting to engage new audiences in the digital age.
  • Fun facts and trivia: Did you know that more people visit museums than attend professional sporting events? Discover surprising and delightful facts about the museum world.

This interactive exhibit is a perfect opportunity for families, history buffs, and anyone curious about the world behind the museum walls.


January 4
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Museum & Visitor Center of Bastrop County Historical Society
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