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Paul Orselli
Works at POW! (Paul Orselli Workshop, Inc.)
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Activated Sound: An Interview with Steve Haas
Steve Haas, owner of SH Acoustics , is the leading specialist in acoustics and audio for museums, exhibition galleries and themed entertainment venues. Steve works with architects, exhibit designers, multimedia producers and systems integrators to achieve o...
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Designer Toolkit: ErgiApp
How high should I hang this picture?  How wide should I design this worktable?  How tall should I make that bookshelf?  These are the questions that an app called Ergi helps you answer. Ergi makes use of official government standards to create a simple, att...
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Why Don't Museums Like To Talk About Money?
Conversations with colleagues (in North America, as well as Europe and
Asia) had me thinking about some of the things we, as museum and design
professionals, don't like to talk about. But this recent open letter about some of this country's greatest scien...
Conversations with colleagues (in North America, as well as Europe and Asia) had me thinking a...
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Looking Outside: An Interview With George Mayer
George Mayer is the Vice President - Business Development for Kubik Maltbie, Inc., a 54 year old fabricator of museum exhibits based in Mount Laurel, NJ. George began his career “on the boards” designing commercial interiors, architectural signage and comme...
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Creative Design Toolbox: The Public Domain Project
Pond5 has created an important resource for designers and developers, called The Public Domain Project . As the name implies, the site provides photos,
illustrations, video footage, effects, and 3D models that are all in the
public domain (which means FRE...
Pond5 has created an important resource for designers and developers, called The Public Domain Pr...
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Inspiration Is For The Birds!
"Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work."   ~ Chuck Close I love that quote from artist Chuck Close, and firmly believe that the way to get better at anything is to just do it -- a lot! Despite that, I often come across thi...
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Popular But Not Good (PBNG)
At a restaurant in Pittsburgh recently, the waitress described some items as "popular" and others as "good."  There was something about the way she used those words that made me want to dig a little deeper into her descriptions when we were actually ready t...
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Collecting Authentic Experiences: An Interview with Carolynne Harris
Carolynne Harris currently focuses on organizational, strategic and concept planning, exhibition development, operational planning, project management, and construction integration for new museums, renovations and expansions. Her clients have included the U...
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Science on the Move: A Guest Post From OMSI's Kyrie Kellett
Kyrie Kellett , an exhibit and program developer at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland, Oregon was kind enough to share this guest post about the National Science Foundation funded  "Science on the Move" project.  Pictured above is...
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3 Ways To Edit Your Exhibits
"In art economy is always beauty."  ~ Henry James I've been jetting all around the United States these days for my museum consulting practice and after recently visiting two new museums, I was reminded of the power of "exhibition editing." There's a tendenc...
"In art economy is always beauty."  ~ Henry James I've been jetti...
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From Facebook To Fairbanks!
I'm on my way to Alaska (for the very first time!) to work with the fine folks at the newly opened Fairbanks Children's Museum .  I don't tell you that just to share my travel itinerary (but if you want to check in on my exploits, feel free to follow me on ...
I'm on my way to Alaska (for the very first time!) to work with the fine folks at the newly o...
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The Missing Ingredient In Exhibition Narratives?
I've been helping to develop some really great exhibitions recently, and one common thread between these eclectic projects is that they all feature prominent "Big Ideas" inside strong narrative arcs. I've written before about the importance of finding these...
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  • POW! (Paul Orselli Workshop, Inc.)
    Museum Exhibit Designer, present
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Detroit, MI - Austin, TX - Ypsilanti, MI - Acton, MA
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I’m an instigator, in the best sense of that word. I like to mix up interesting people, ideas, and materials to develop amazing interactive exhibits. I run my own museum exhibit design company called POW! (Paul Orselli Workshop, Inc.) on Long Island.

Let's talk about your next exhibit design project!
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    1982
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