Wandering Down the "Don't Touch" Line

Museum 2.0

In the history gallery, we have some blended props and artifacts, and it's rarely clear what is and is not ok to touch. The Milwaukee Art Museum has a video explaining do's and don'ts of the museum for children. How do you help visitors know what they can and cannot do in your museum? Most museums have this figured out: they have signs, they have guards, they have cases over the objects. But what happens if you take away the "Don't Touch" signs and the uniforms?