The Vashon Heritage Museum has hired Taylor Felt as their new guest curator for the permanent exhibit. Felt will help guide the renovation of the museum’s permanent exhibit, which will be completed over the next few years.
“I am impressed with the sheer level of commitment that community members have for the heritage of their island,” said Felt. “The history of Vashon-Maury Island is fascinating, and that is what drew me to working with the Vashon Heritage Museum.”
Felt is an instructor for the University of Washington’s Museology Master of Arts Program and has completed exhibit work for the National Audubon Society and the Renton History Museum. He will be responsible for guiding the permanent exhibit from its current pre-design phase to a final design over the next 12 months.
Since the Heritage Museum first opened in August of 2006, both museum technology and staff knowledge of Vashon history have changed drastically, according to Bruce Haulman, board president. “It is time for us to reassess the way the Heritage Museum tells our Vashon stories and to develop a new permanent exhibit that uses current museum practices to tell the diverse stories of Vashon’s past and present,” he said.
For information on museum exhibits and programs, visit vashonheritagemuseum.org.