Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Tuler, Seth

Abstract

The role of museums today is to be captivating places for enjoyment and learning. Our sponsor, El Museo de Las Conceptas, was interested in creating an engaging experience for visitors in its 400 year old gardens. The goal of our project was to identify and develop themes associated with the gardens to encourage visitors to reflect on the origins, uses, and cultural meanings of the plants. To achieve this goal, we interviewed traditional healers, botanists, and museum personnel. We used the data collected from these to create two guidebooks (one for adults and one for children) as well as a database of plants. These deliverables for the museum are tools to provide its visitors with an engaging and informative experience in the gardens.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2019

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

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