Edison Manufacturing Company; Sandow, 1894, 50 feet. Producer: W.K.L. Dickson; camera: William Heise. The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Paper Print Collection. x1200

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Then and Now: Media Field Gallery and a Room for Reflection

The museum has been reopened for over a month, and many of the galleries appear much different than they did before the December shutdown. Although a few of the physical changes have taken some getting used to, there are some galleries in which the changes are so transformative one must emend years of deeply seated conceptions about them.

For instance, Medial Field Gallery was once arguably the loudest gallery in the museum. Patrons could hear the ambient sounds produced by the…

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