Always start with a quote! A forceful one sentence description is the hook!
The profile or snapshot is basically a summary of the information on the website combined with your own observations culled from field trips and interviews with staff on site or over the phone. You need to read what is available and put it in your own words. You should treat the exercise like you are reviewing a movie. You want to focus on content and presentation. There should be at least three images (with informative captions please!), placed in logical order throughout. One establishing shot of the outside of the museum, one interior, so the reader can get a sense of the space, and finally, a close-up of a signature art work in the collection. Start with images culled from the websites, or the internet but ideally you will use your own photographs. And if that is not possible send an email to the gallery/museum and put in a request. If the museum has a distinctive feature, for example, if it’s strength is a focus on contemporary art, at least one of the images should reflect that in some way. Issues you might want to cover and questions you might want to answer include:
At the end of your entry add your name, and a link to the art museum/and or gallery in question.
Again 300 words, DOUBLE SPACED, with ENDNOTES, in Chicago Style.
(DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES CUT AND PASTE!!!)