Museum Volunteer Resources

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Thank you for volunteering! Below you will find training materials for volunteering for the Brighton City Museum. Please check with museum staff for instruction on which videos to watch. Contact Bill Armstrong, Museum Specialist (warmstrong@brightonco.gov or 303-655-2288) to find out which videos you will specifically need to see as part of your assigned orientation and training.

1. Exhibitions:
Understand the design and intentions behind exhibitions
A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG1dNQ7RbEg
B. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPl4vamFRpc
C. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjx1F-N3YbQ
D. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs_8QCkkB9Q

2. Collections:
Proper handling and protocols with collections
A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV68mgpdsCs
B. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op3MeGPNYpo
C. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHEVrR6OcgQ
D. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGeYd1ivRSg
E. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUgG7HEpvyo
F. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuHoIpj20nE
G. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrWv2ojNDo8
H. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs3G4Q0mmqM
I. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROHuI-MWTqA

3. Museum Relevance:
What museums mean and why do they matter to the public
A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDKWjCq-y3k

4. Visitor Experience:
Why the first interaction is crucial
B. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYoYTrGoKvE
C. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uERQUkvYHck
D. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2CrdfrVf4U
E. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3ljeNOxmqc
F. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf49uVcZcg0

5. Living History:
Suspending disbelief in museum learning and focusing on experience
A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS8tZjJ6rIY
B. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVSTuItNS1c
C. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRGolJQVsHM
D. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG6j-rTIeb0

Historical Research:

6. Goldrush:
A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSwVO8htYbc
B. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_p1LTs6fjU
C. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqZUqlAv-g0

7. Arapaho Natives:
A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiyNFcZ1Iv8
B. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=844K49RroV8
C. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fbPHwxYeMk

8. Ute Natives:
A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6D8jCdBvcI

9. Fur Traders and South Platte Forts:
A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMm0qGprqjg
B. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHQ0us_cagQ

10. Railroad:
A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CdAzizWiyI
B. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44m-xuVCyp0

11. Irrigation:
A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymbiN8K5r4Q

12. Braceros Recruitment Video:
A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myX8uVInaJo

13. Nissei History:
A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-i6D3jY1Ec
B. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVyIa11ZtAE
C. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBtrstGEm7g
D. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZljsqZRE-l0
E. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jq9XFUuOdA

14. GW Sugar Plant, Brighton:
A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVhYP52uMuw

15. Fossil Fuel Production:
A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFUVItjSBsA
B. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMQp4VMUxlk

16. Brighton History:
A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frmy9Uci088

17. Capturing Oral Histories:
Learn how to capture oral histories with an instructional video developed by AMaGA Victoria as part of the Veterans Heritage Project: https://youtu.be/iUGYVzt7LCQ


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