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Mobile Exhibits Program

About the Program

The Brick Store Museum holds over 70,000 items relating to Kennebunk history, art and culture in its collection. Every year, less than 5% of the collection is on view via exhibitions.

YOU can help us get more of the collection out of storage and into the community, where it can really make a difference and support our community’s proud sense of place.

The Brick Store Museum staff and volunteers have worked to establish a unique program, BSM Mobile Exhibits, to bring collections into locations throughout our community via rolling exhibit cases that both protect our artifacts and share their histories. A community campaign in 2017 helped us raise the funds to construct the traveling cases.

We know what you’re thinking: won’t this take away from museum visitation? Not at all! In fact, it will stimulate more interest in our
history and culture throughout the community.

Are you interested in becoming a display site? Read on to learn how you can help to celebrate our region’s heritage and become a partner in preserving the past to inspire the future.

Become a Display Site

Made to fit anywhere (a small lobby, a busy school entry, a common area…), a BSM Mobile Exhibit provides a three-dimensional view of our shared art, history and culture. Cases are loaned to businesses and organizations for free (though donations are always accepted!).

The cases are lightweight but durable (with wheels for easy travel), and have vitrines locked with tamper-proof screws. Museum objects are insured by us – so you don’t have to worry about anything.

The Museum has developed a menu of mini-exhibits from which you can choose (see next page). Exhibits can be stationary, or be changed monthly. Cases will be loaned for six months, but may be able to be extended depending on demand and schedule. When calling to reserve a mobile case, be prepared to tell us the contact information for your site, as well as where you’d like to place the case (some location limits may apply).

Access the complete brochure here!