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Extended Conversations: Thinking About the 2016 ASTC Conference
Conversations (both inside of sessions and during informal gatherings) are always a hallmark of museum conferences.  But I was especially taken by the notion of the extended conversations that occurred during the recent Association of Science-Technology Cen...
Conversations (both inside of sessions and during informal gatherings) are always a hallmark of museum conferences. But I was especially...
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600 Posts!
Woohoo! ExhibiTricks just passed 600 posts! I can honestly say that when I started this blog back in 2007, I had no idea where it would lead. But now having settled into a comfortable once-a-week (or thereabouts) publishing schedule, ExhibiTricks has become...
Woohoo! ExhibiTricks just passed 600 posts! I can honestly say that when I started this blog back in 2007, I had no idea where it w...
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New Readings and Resources on Cultural Equity and Inclusion In Museums
How can we ensure that everyone in our communities has access to the opportunities and benefits provided by museums and other cultural organizations? That's a question that the museum field continues to struggle with, but I just became aware of two sets of ...
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What Do You Mean By "The World's Best Museum" ?
Dear ExhibiTricks readers, I SWEAR to you that I had three calls last week that reminded me so much of this blog post from several years ago, that I felt compelled to bring it out for an encore to remind us (or me, at least) of why museum projects should (a...
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Humor Me A Moment: The Power Of Humor In Museums
Cara Dodge recently completed her master's work at John F. Kennedy University on humor and museums, and was kind enough to share some thoughts on the subject here on the ExhibiTricks blog. ( Cara's entry is also cross-posted  at the JFKU Museum Studies blog...
Cara Dodge recently completed her master's work at John F. Kennedy University on...
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Raising Up Little Voices: Girl Museum
In response to a recent ExhibiTricks post about "small but mighty" museums doing things a bit differently than the "mega-museums" in the world,  Tiffany Rhoades from Girl Museum reached out and offered to share some information and insights based on her exp...
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Changing History Museums: Thoughts on the AASLH Conference
"The Spirit of Rebirth", the theme of the recently completed AASLH (American Association for State and Local History)  Annual Meeting , seemed to aptly capture perceptions of the host city of Detroit, as well as the state of the History Museum field itself....
"The Spirit of Rebirth", the theme of the recently completed AASLH (American Association for State and Local History) Annual Meeting , s...
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On My Radar Screen
These articles crossed my "radar screen" recently, and each writer made me consider how I might incorporate their ideas into my own museum work. I hope the ideas in the articles give you food for thought as well! Our Kids Don’t Need F@*#ing Pedal Desks, The...
These articles crossed my "radar screen" recently, and each writer made me consider how...
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Paul, with respect to the need for youngsters to pedal while in class, how about being in the actual outdoors (more than just recess)? Take a look at Scott Sampson's book "How to Raise a Wild Child" for a delightful approach to getting kids back into the real world.

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Who's Pitching Who?
A Cheetos Museum ?  Yes, Cheetos, and a number of other popular products and companies, are creating elaborate "museums" to promote their brands. But are these really museums, or just cleverly-packaged pitches? As this article in Adweek makes clear, markete...
A Cheetos Museum ?  Yes, Cheetos, and a number of other popular products and companies, are creat...
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Design Inspiration: Monstrum
Why play in a playhouse, if you can play in moon rockets, submarines, giant snail shells, clown heads or Trojan horses? That's the question that motivates Monstrum , a group of designers and craftspeople creating unique playgrounds from their workshop in Co...
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The Art of Relevance: An Interview with Nina Simon
I recently read Nina Simon's new book, The Art of Relevance .  I found it an enjoyable (and actionable!) set of ideas on the intersection of museums, relevance, and communities.  So I was delighted that Nina was kind enough to answer a few questions for Exh...
I recently read Nina Simon's new book, The Art of Relevance .  I found it an enjoyable (and...
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Your 2016 Summer Museum/Exhibit/Design Beach Reads
Taking some books to the beach this summer?  Why not pack a few museum-related reads into your suitcase? Here are some books I've read recently and/or featured here on the ExhibiTricks blog that I would happily recommend: The Art of Relevance by Nina Simon....
Taking some books to the beach this summer?  Why not pack a few museum-related reads into your su...
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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.

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