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Food History Exhibits

Guide for students in the CIA's Food History class working on creating an exhibit for the Tober Exhibit Room.

Menus & Artifacts

Schedule an appointment to meet with Nicole (n_semenc@culinary.edu).  Bring your narrative and ideas for the types of materials you would like to see in your exhibit space.  We will explore and discuss the materials in the Archives that pertain to your topic.

When thinking about artifacts....

  • Write down ideas for artifacts while you are doing your research.
  • Consider the space of the display cabinets and what would fit.
  • Are there people on campus who might have something close to your idea that they might let you borrow?  Consider the vast culinary resources here at the CIA. (Please do not go to other institutions asking to borrow things—consult with Dr. Forrest.)
  • Think creatively. Out-of-the-box ideas are encouraged!
  • You are encouraged to brainstorm ideas with your classmates and Nicole and Dr. Forrest!

Images

We may print relevant images to use onsite in the exhibit.  Please keep track of the source of the image, which must be identifiable. You will need to send Nicole the link and source (see next section).

New York

Museum and Archives Collections (national)

Museum and Archives collections (international)

Other

Printing Images

1. Send Nicole the image citation with URL to have image printed (n_semenc@culinary.edu OR use this form)

2. See label instructions for making labels for images - you MUST include the source of the image (museum, website, etc.) on your label.

3. When sending the citation to Nicole, indicate which size you would like each image printed as

  • 8 ½ x 11 (letter size)
  • 8 ½ x 14 (legal size)
  • 11 x 17 (this is a good size for taping on mirror in background)
  • If smaller than 8 ½ x 11, insert into a Word document and manually size it.

4. Check resolution of image. Desired size for quality printing is 1000 ppi on the longest side of the image. If image is only 500 ppi, then you will need to print it smaller than 8 ½ x 11.  For 11 x 17 prints, images should be larger than 1,000 ppi. Ask Nicole if you are not sure.

5. If your images are not sent to Nicole by the deadline, you are responsible for printing your images at your own expense. If they are of poor quality, you will not be allowed to display them.

 


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