Month at the Museum: Semi-Finalists Announced Today
In many ways, I’m glad the waiting is going to be over. Today will be somewhat uncomfortable, and will likely involve 10x more phone checking than yesterday. I’ve been excited by the contest, and it wasn’t until a few days ago that I started to actively check the time, the phone, and started to actually feel a little nervous.
The idea of spending a month in the museum is still as exciting to me now, as when I first heard about the competition. After listening in to the other MATM hopefuls talk about the contest on Twitter, it feels good to be part of the group – lots of talented and enthusiastic people out there, all excited by the same thing: self-enforced isolation inside a large structure.
Seriously though, it’s been a fun process. Good luck to everyone who applied, and I hope your phone rings! Today is going to be a long, long day…
As a teaser, check out this photo essay by Justine Cooper. In 2005, she was given access to hundreds of rooms and cabinets, gaining access to the archives of the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
The images are great (and a little spooky), but there’s this underlying feel to them – as though every room were full of treasure, just waiting to be discovered. So much to see, so much to explore.
Thanks to Chris for the link!