At the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow, I was particularly struck by the very simple labels that had questions--and answers--on them. Many of these question labels were installed in the simplest of ways--black text on a white background, no illustrations--in the in-between spaces as you passed from the center halls into galleries.
What kinds of questions were asked and answered? The kind that museum workers take for granted and museum visitors often wonder about. Here's some examples:
All questions that our visitors have wondered about. And in other places, answers were provided to questions that might have been asked. For instance:
Great, right? How many times have you wondered why something was done a particular way in a museum? In at least one instance, the question-asking was the frame for the exhibition itself and so had a distinct graphic quality.
In all of these, it's evident that the exhibition staff (educators and curators working together, it must be) care about what the visitor wants to know, not just what they, the staff know. What kinds of questions would visitors have at your museum?