“Trinkets and Tools: Items at our Desks”


Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Staff area of Hornbake Library 4130 Campus Dr College Park, MD 20742

How many people exhibited objects?


How many people came but did not bring objects?



Organized by the Special Collections Instruction and Outreach Graduate Assistant

What was it about?

This Pop-Up museum was held so that the organizer could test out the logistics for a potential event in the fall that will be much larger.
The goal of this pop-up museum was to allow staff members of the special collections library learn a bit more about each other.
The prompt questions included: Is there a personal item you keep on your desk like a figurine or photograph? Is there an object defines your work style? Is there something that represents a project you are passionate about working on?

How did it go?

We think it went well for a first run at a Pop-Up Museum. Staff appeared to enjoy sharing personal items or tools they keep on their desk and learning about their fellow staff members. We would love to have another staff pop-up event in the future.