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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...
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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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Inspiration: Your Rainbow Panorama
As summer begins here in the Northern Hemisphere, I offer you a bit of museum/exhibit/design inspiration that evokes light, and sun, and endless horizons: artist Olafur Eliasson 's architectural installation entitled   " Your rainbow panorama ." Situated on...
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Walkalong Gliding with Phil Rossoni
Phil Rossoni  is a commercial glider pilot who has always been interested in finding ways to share the experience of piloting an aircraft with a wide audience.  I thought his enthusiasm (and directions and videos!) for lightweight gliding aircraft that can ...
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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...
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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....
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One From The Vaults: Smaller STILL Is Better
Though I wrote the original version of this post back in 2009, it still rings painfully true today.  We, as an industry,  still seem to be preferentially creating institutions that are lumbering behemoths instead of small and nimble innovators.  As I mentio...
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A Practical Guide to Museum Ethics: An Interview with Sally Yerkovich
Sally Yerkovich is an internationally known speaker, educator and museum leader. She is director of the Institute of Museum Ethics and adjunct professor in the Museum Professions Program at Seton Hall University. She also teaches in the Museum Anthropology ...
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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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