Friday, February 17, 2006

Cinnamon Bay: Proposed Museum Exhibits in 3-D

BY Ian Kaminiski-Coughlin

My internship has a different objective from those of the other interns. Ken Wild contacted one of my professors at the University of Minnesota in search of someone with knowledge of historic architecture to design museum exhibits and new laboratory fixtures for the Cinnamon Bay Archaeology Lab. Michael Milne, known to St. John as the barefoot architect, has taken me into his office of five (one of the largest firms on St. John) and donated my wages to the Friends of the Park to accomplish this. I work on this project half the time and help with Michael’s busy residential practice the other half.
The building in which the museum and new lab will be located in one of the oldest structures still in use (1680’s) on island and, as such, is a fitting locale. Presently there is no venue to display to the public the park’s diverse collection of prehistoric, maritime, and colonial artifacts. I feel fortunate to be one of the first contributors to this project that will display this island’s heritage to the local community and their visitors.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mick this is just wonderful and aren't you the lucky once. What a great opportunity for you.
p.s. Saps is doing fine.

mike247worldwide said...

Ian,
Congrats on your internship. Well written.
At least this blog has the readership of Mick's family!

Krissy (Team Canadia) said...

The 3-D plan looks awesome! It's perfect! (And about time too!!) Maybe I'll get to come back and work there sometime soon... (wink, wink, Ken!)

Anonymous said...

Ian--

Wow. Are you still doing your internship? Sounds like a great experience. Drop me a line sometime. It would be nice to get back in touch with you. (firstlastname@gmail.com)

Annika