How did they do that?
How did they do that? An interactive station next to particular objects/works of art that explain how that object/work came into being. Or, it could be an app. For example, "How did they stuff that alligator" "How was paint made used on this picture"? "How as armor made"? A person could push a key that would explain the process, perhaps ask them to make choices, as, "What do you think would be good stuffing for this alligator"? then provide a list of options. Or, "What kind of material would be good for armor?" Or, "what mineral would be good for making red paint," then offer choices. The station could also take the person to the next station, such as "Now go to the largest Buddha statue in the Asian collection to find out how it was made." These stations could provide videos of things being made, interviews with people who make them (a taxidermist, for example), and short histories of the processes. All done through earphones, so as not to disturb other patrons.
Lydia Animosa commented
Would be great for engaging children and other hands-on/curious people!