Just as I thought I am spending long hours at the exhibition, someone stayed there even longer. He is Mr Stephen, a day shift security guard. Besides his basic security duty, he helped answer guest queries, direct them to information boards, helped them take photos, pick up litters, check the aircon conditions, usher deliveryman and give me lots of great suggestions to improve visitor experience. He is a superman!
Aaron’s company, Zeno Exhibition, helped me install my exhibition system – the standees, the lights, the false walls and wall title stickers. After I sent Aaron my wall title sticker design , he said that my hand written title will look pixelated when it is enlarged, and the background design was also not properly aligned. He then helped me to vectorise the title and align my design! Super touched by professionalism!
Greg is a volunteer docent from the Friends of the Museum Docents. The docents are helping me to give guided tours to the public and various community groups. Greg led the very first docent-led tour when the exhibition opened. It wasn’t what he expected! The tour group, from a senior care centre, had several seniors who did not understand English, the agreed language for the tour. Greg spoke in English and various Chinese dialects throughout the tour to cater to non-Chinese and those who who only understand Chinese dialects. He made everyone happy!
So many more people helped me beyond their assignments to make this exhibition possible and smoother. There are many more from the Fairmont Hotel, but that’s for a dedicated post on another day! I thank them and everyone for their dedication and support! These are small tributes, but I think they are important, just like all the everyday characters in the painting!