to The National Vietnam War Museum will find that exhibits are presented
as a series of staged settings, much like a theatrical presentation.
Instead of a traditional museum with aisles of cases, artifacts will
be incorporated into the displays themselves. The various galleries
will resemble "snapshots" of events relating to the United
States' involvement in Vietnam. Visitors will find themselves transported
into these scenarios that will take advantage of photographs, documents,
and other graphic and audiovisual presentations to recreate the feelings
associated with the presented events. Artifacts will be displayed as
they were used, thus enhancing the realism of the setting, and providing
visitors with more opportunities for reflection.
timeline will guide visitors through the galleries, where they will
be greeted at each "stage" by different "guides"
representing a wide variety of people living during the Vietnam Era,
from military personnel to protesters. Video kiosks will provide background
information narration with film and still photograph displays.
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