SETTING THESAURUS

MUSEUM



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Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A check-in desk and ticket counter with pamphlets and maps
Tour guides in uniform gathering visitors into groups
Art work décor that complements the time period or theme of the museum (sports, a mariner’s museum, the Renaissance, etc.)
Long, wide hallways and high ceilings
Columns, shiny tile floors, and bright lighting
Antique collection pieces behind or under glass
Displays that are roped off from public access
Items standing on raised platforms and pedestals
Placards with information about the various pieces
Framed artwork on the walls
Hieroglyphic reproduction displays and richly-detailed tapestries
Dinosaur skeletons and petrified wood pieces
Paintings, sculptures, and statuary from different time periods
Busts, mummies, tribal masks, and ritual objects and weaponry
Dolls and toys from another time period
Old airplanes and other vehicles
Books, maps, and parchments that are location or time-period specific
Costumes and headdresses
Suits of armor and weapons
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