MARCO ISLAND HISTORY MUSEUM Marco Island, Florida
As part of comprehensive design contract for the 4 historical museums of Collier County, Florida, ObjectIDEA had developed two exhibitions for the Marco Island Museum:
A replicated Calusa Indian Village immerses visitors in the everyday life of the Calusa culture through life-cast figures, artifact replicas, and dramatic lighting effects. The Cushing's Calusa gallery explores the archaeological processes and findings of Frank Hamilton Cushing. In 1896, Cushing's expedition recovered more than 1,000 wooden artifacts from the mucky bottom of a pond, the largest number of wooden artifacts from any prehistoric archaeological site in the eastern United States. These artifacts are described as some of the finest prehistoric native American art in North America.
ObjectIDEA is working with Creative Arts Inc. of Pinellas Park, Florida, and fellow members of the MUSAIC Design Group including Brandon Bird and Jeff Stammen.