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Social Story: Visiting Museum of Brisbane

Welcome to Museum of Brisbane. We are located on Level 3, City Hall in Brisbane City.

I will enter Museum of Brisbane via the King George Square entrance.

To get to the Museum, I will use the lift located to my right through a set of doors.  If I am unsure, I can ask City Hall staff at the concierge desk on the ground floor for directions.

Once I enter the lift, I will select Level 3. I will see a label beside the button that says “Museum of Brisbane”.

 

When I arrive on Level 3, I see there are lockers in front of me where I can safely leave my belongings if I would like to.

I can also take my belongings with me into the Museum, but cannot take any large bags, food or drink.

 

The next room has a desk with friendly staff who can help me book a tour.

I will come back here if I decide to join a Clock Tower Tour.

I will enter the Museum by walking down the left side of the hall.  I will see a shop to my left.

 

I can look in the shop now or I can look in the shop on my way back.

I walk down the next hallway with purple walls to enter the gallery spaces. I notice the toilet to my right.

There are glass doors that open on their own.  I go through them to see the exhibitions.

After I walk through the glass doors, I can choose to explore four exhibitions. The exhibitions are Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane, Perspectives of Brisbane, Estuary and World of Wonder: Margot McKinney.

In the Museum, I can look closely at the art and objects but I won’t touch them as they are very fragile.

Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane

 

To enter Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane, I turn right after reading the white text. The exhibition space has low lighting.

There is sound in this space that includes bird noises, sirens and traffic. I may need to put on my noise cancelling headphones, and that’s ok.

 

When I enter Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane, I notice long information booths in the centre of the room.

At the information booths, I can read the exhibition text, scan QR codes to access Auslan translations or audio descriptions, open drawers and pick up a room sheet.

The room sheet explains where artworks are positioned in the exhibition.

Making Place also features two seats in the centre of the room. I can sit and look at the artworks here.

Once I have finished looking at Making Place, I can either leave through the entrance door I came through to view Perspectives of Brisbane or I can leave through the large door to view World of Wonder: Margot McKinney. 

 

Perspectives of Brisbane

The Perspectives of Brisbane exhibition is dark and I can hear a video playing.

I may need to put on my noise cancelling headphones, and that’s ok.

People like it when others talk quietly in the museum so they can focus.

 

I can walk through Perspectives of Brisbane to get to Estuary by Anita Holtsclaw.

Estuary

This exhibition has dark blue walls, three hanging artworks, a drawing bench and white lines drawn on the wall.  I may see the artist, Anita Holtsclaw, drawing on the wall or creating an embroidery.

There is  a large window in this space so I can look outside.

I can sit on the chairs in this exhibition space.

If I would like to, I can participate in the drawing activity with the blue pens. It is ok to draw on the white paper and I can follow the prompts written on the wall to guide my drawing.

 

I can exit Estuary and enter the Dome Gallery to view World of Wonder: Margot McKinney.

World of Wonder: Margot McKinney

When I enter the Dome Gallery, I notice there is pink and blue furniture where I can sit down.

There is also a large colourful installation printed on the windows to your right and a jewel printed on the wall to your left.

If I would like to explore World of Wonder: Margot McKinney, I will purchase a ticket from the staff member at the ticket desk. I can also purchase a ticket online here.

This exhibition contains large-scale video projections, looping video, audio and reflective mirrored surfaces. View the venue map for sensory impacts.

A staff member will show me where to enter World of Wonder: Margot McKinney.

The first room is green, has a video with audio and fluorescent lights in the display cases. I may like to use headphones or tinted glasses in this space and that’s ok.

The next room is titled World of Opal. This room has low lighting and fluorescent lights in the display cases. I can view a selection of opals in this room and read the text on the didactics.

The next room is titled World of Pearls.

This room has projections, low lighting, an underwater audio soundtrack, reflective surfaces and fluorescent lights in the cases. I may like to use my noise cancelling headphones and that’s ok.

There are two seats in this space. The chair on the left has arm rests.

The next room is titled Explore: Process, Materials and Legacy.

This room has dark black walls, low lighting, projections on three of the walls and fluorescent lights in the object cases. There is a video I can watch with headphones already attached.

I may like to use tinted glasses in this space, and that’s ok.

The final room is titled World of Colour.

This room has reflective surfaces on all four walls and the central display stand.

There are also fluorescent lights in the object cases and audio playing.

There are two seats to your left as you enter the room.

To exit World of Wonder: Margot McKinney, I walk through the green doors.  To exit the Museum, I will walk back the way I came.

I can ask a staff member in a black uniform if I would like some help. They roam around the Museum. Here they are in front of the sign at the entrance.

Staff members wear radios. Sometimes, I can hear them talk on their radio.

 

When I leave the Museum, I will collect my things if I used a locker and exit down the lifts.

I will press the down-pointing arrow button located beside the lift and wait for the doors to open.

When I enter the lift, I will go to the panel of buttons on the left and press “G” for ground floor. This will take me down to the main foyer of City Hall, where I can exit the building the same way I came in.

 

 


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