Wow- only two more days left here at Palace of Fine Arts! The museum is open today on New Year’s Day and tomorrow is our last day open here.
While the blog has been quiet, here in the Learning Studio (which is our private workshop space for developing activities and exhibits for the Tinkering Studio), we have been packing all kind of stuff we have preparing for the move. Yes, it’s happening! Take a look at what the learning studio looks like now.
We went through all the material bins in the learning studio and made sure they had what they were supposed to have in them.
Things you can find at the bottom of a material bin: pipe cleaners, markers, skewer sticks, feathers, clothespins … all mixed They tend to end up in a wrong bin, so periodical checking is a must!
Our Lego bins and material bins for tiny stuff were also taken down from the wall and waiting for the move.
There is this Cabinet of Curiosities that Mike, Karen, Walter, and Luigi first built and curated for the ASTC conference in 2007 and have kept in the Learning Studio since then.
It is now totally empty!
We reused soda boxes or cereal boxes to make protective small compartments in large moving boxes. Also lots of bubble wraps to protect our precious automata!
The other side of the room is now occupied by the cardboard boxes and the stuff from the Cabinet of Curiosities. Of course everything is labeled.
There is also this cardboard bear rug waiting for being taken down. The bear is coming with us to the new location. yay!
Our memorable cardboard rat and duckie lover… we decided to leave them here. bye bye –
When I cleared things out on the woodworking tool bench, I found the table had been cut to fit exactly with the bumpy shaped wall. wow- I didn’t know that. Nice job Walter!
The stuff in the learning studio are often fragile, funny, weird, and hard to pack… but they are so precious and meaningful to all of us! We’re looking forward to unpacking these boxes at our new location at Pier 15.
Come to join us to celebrate our last day at Palace of Fine Arts on Jan 2nd. The admission is free! We are really looking forward to hosting a lot of visitors on our last public day here and making it amazing day of transition.