Firearms, Technology and the American West
Have you ever wondered what work goes into creating an exhibit at a museum? While the art displayed is usually your main focus, there is also art in the creation of the exhibit itself. Since the spring of 2020, the staff at the C.M. Russell Museum have been working on the Firearms, Technology and the American West exhibition.
Original pieces of the Browning Firearms Collection will be on display, as well as highlighting technology in the American West. To display the collection, custom cases were made by a local craftsman, Jack Lyons. Pictured here, Dorothy Nunez, is working on custom fitting the drawers below the cases. where additional pistols and rifles will be located for viewing. Everything must be “museum” quality, including the foam, to protect the artifacts from environmental erosion.
Make plans to see the new exhibition when it opens this winter in 2020!