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Brooklyn Children's Museum (Brooklyn, NY 11213-1900)
Hana Elwell (Project Director: August 2018 to October 2022)

Exhibitions: Planning
Public Programs

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Totals (outright + matching):
$75,000 (approved)
$66,150 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2019 – 5/31/2020

BK Brooklyn Climber

Planning an exhibition that would relate the history of Brooklyn and Brooklynites over time through a climbing structure.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) requests a $66,150 Exhibitions Planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the BK History Climber, a permanent exhibition developed in partnership with Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) that will be sited on the second floor of BCM’s iconic Crown Heights, Brooklyn building. A multi-level climbing and physical play structure, the BK History Climber unites the kinetic energy of a jungle gym with the intellectual core of a history exhibition. Built using stacked shipping containers, water towers, or another material that allows for creation of discrete rooms, the Climber will consist of eight chambers furnished with set pieces; backdrops; objects; primary sources such as journals, memoirs and interviews; and, oral histories from the BCM and BHS collections. Each of the eight containers will offer the self-contained story of an historic Brooklyn family or families.