|'Museum on the Move' - |
repurposed '54 Airstream
(The Advocate/Brad Bowie)
A group of University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduate students "created the first exhibit — on influential Louisiana women — for the Museum on the Move, a 23-foot 1954 Airstream travel trailer stripped down and converted into a mobile museum."
As part of a new project of the university’s public history program, the students put together the inaugural moving exhibit, “Crossing the Line: Louisiana Women in a Century of Change.”
"The exhibit featuress 10 Louisiana women from the late 19th century to the present who created extraordinary change in the state," said UL-Lafayette associate professor of history John Troutman, who learned about the mobile museum concept at a conference.
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Photo: Top: (Advocate staff photo by Brad Bowie) -- University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduate students Daniel Manual (front) and Eric Scott hang museum exhibit panels about Louisiana women inside of a repurposed Airstream. Once completed, the Museum on the Move will travel to various schools and festivals across Louisiana. (Bottom) Source: Museum on the Move.