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From the Ted Talk by Thomas P. Campbell: Weaving narratives in museum galleries

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We thought very hard about how to present this unknown sbejuct to a modern audience: the dark colors to set off the colors that remained in objects that were often faded; the placing of lights to bring out the silk and the gold thread; the labeling. You know, we live in an age where we are so used to teieosviln images and ptarhhgpoos, a one-hit igame. These were big, complex things, almost like cartoons with multiple narratives. We had to draw our audience in, get them to slow down, to eoxplre the objects.

Open Cloze

We thought very hard about how to present this unknown _______ to a modern audience: the dark colors to set off the colors that remained in objects that were often faded; the placing of lights to bring out the silk and the gold thread; the labeling. You know, we live in an age where we are so used to __________ images and ___________, a one-hit _____. These were big, complex things, almost like cartoons with multiple narratives. We had to draw our audience in, get them to slow down, to _______ the objects.

Solution

  1. subject
  2. photographs
  3. image
  4. explore
  5. television

Original Text

We thought very hard about how to present this unknown subject to a modern audience: the dark colors to set off the colors that remained in objects that were often faded; the placing of lights to bring out the silk and the gold thread; the labeling. You know, we live in an age where we are so used to television images and photographs, a one-hit image. These were big, complex things, almost like cartoons with multiple narratives. We had to draw our audience in, get them to slow down, to explore the objects.

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