What's Cooking? Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian
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Exploring Julia Child's Kitchen
Talking with Julia
Packing the Kitchen
Curating the Collection
Creating an Exhibit
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As the cataloging project moved forward, curators, designers, educators, and project managers worked feverishly behind the scenes on plans for a more permanent exhibition. By summer, visitors could watch the kitchen being installed in the gallery, in preparation for the August 2002 opening of Bon Appétit! Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian.

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April-August 2002

intern working next to oven

"The familiar configuration of Julia's 'big stuff,' inside the exact footprint of her Cambridge kitchen, brought a sense of relief ('it all fits!') and excitement ('people are gonna like this')." --PJ

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