If visiting the Paper Museum is not feasible for your group this fall, a new method of experiencing the museum is now available! The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking is pleased to offer a virtual tour for groups wanting to know more about papermaking and its history. Developed by museum staff, this 45-minute virtual program leads participants through the history of papermaking from the comfort of their own homes.
“We’re really excited to have this new way to share the museum’s collection with people. A virtual program allows us to take full advantage of technology while continuing to offer a personal experience,” says Anna Doll, Education Curator.
The new virtual tour incorporates some traditional tour and lecture elements, such as images of artifacts and photographs, but also includes videos depicting different methods of papermaking from around the world. Papermaking becomes much more understandable when the artifacts on exhibit can be seen in action. The virtual tour encourages the audience to spend more time examining artifacts and learning their stories to develop an understanding of how papermaking is experienced around the world. A group booking the virtual tour can add on a hands-on workshop, and the supplies will be provided to the group. A museum facilitator will lead the group through a bookmaking experience.
“One of the things I most like about the virtual tour is that not only can all ages take part, you can be anywhere in the country. This is a way that a book club in Oregon or classroom in Indiana can take part in a museum program,” says Virginia Howell, Museum Director. “We are really looking forward to seeing how far from home our program can go!”
The museum is now accepting booking requests for the Virtual tour. There is a $50 fee for the program, and the number of screens that can access the program at a single time is 100. The hands-on workshop add-on is an additional $50 and is 30 minutes in length.
To book a program, contact Anna Doll at 404-894-7840 or Anna.Doll@rbi.gatech.edu