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Where's The Chairs?
Sit down before you read this. If you're at home, or even reading this on your iPhone, there's probably a seat nearby. Unfortunately, if you're visiting a museum or gallery, finding a place to sit and/or rest might be a lot more difficult. Art museums, perh...
Where's The Chairs?
Where's The Chairs?
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7 "Red Flag" Questions to Ask Before Starting Your Next Project
Why do some museum/exhibit/design projects succeed while other projects either spin their wheels for years or just crash and burn? I've been thinking about this a lot lately since almost all of my current work involves "start from scratch" projects set up t...
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Museum/Exhibit/Design Inspiration: Poetic Kinetics
Poetic Kinetics transforms public spaces with their kinetic art. The group, based in Los Angeles, has created site-specific work all around the world.  I'll call out a few exceptional pieces that stood out for me, but you should really click on over to the ...
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Wow! and Aha!
The 4th of July (in the U.S. at least) usually means big, celebratory fireworks shows. I love fireworks -- you can hear the crowds ooh and ahh as each new shell explodes and sends a splash of light across the sky.  As people leave the show, many of them wil...
Wow! and Aha!
Wow! and Aha!
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Museums and Museum Groups -- STOP COVERING YOUR A*S!
Why don't ALL museum job ads have salary ranges included?  Why don't ALL  Museum Groups that host museum job ads require salary ranges be included in those ads?  The museum profession talks a good game concerning gender pay equity, fair pay, and diversifyin...
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Creative Collisions: Impressions of the 2018 Ecsite Conference
A record-breaking 1,182 professionals from 58 countries gathered in Geneva, Switzerland recently for the 29 th  edition of the Ecsite Conference . Well, that's your headline.  But the real nitty-gritty of this year's gathering of the European network of sci...
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Design Inpiration: Origami Organelles!
" Origami Organelles " seems like an oxymoron, but company founders  Dominic and Melanie Delaney thought otherwise. The two former research scientists combined their love of science with the ancient paper art of origami to create a fun way to help people be...
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Ask the Exhibit Doctor: Cool Museum Timelines?
I've been receiving lots of questions, and doing lots of thinking recently, about the "best" ways to create interesting timelines inside museum exhibitions. Personally, I'd really like to get past the flat horizontal timeline examples that look like sliced-...
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Open Source Play -- Impressions of the 2018 InterActivity Conference
InterActivity , the annual meeting of Children's Museum professionals from around the world, was held recently in Raleigh NC.  The Association of Children's Museums (ACM) did a great job with the local host, Marbles Kids Museum , of bringing forward the con...
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The "Key" to a Memorable Visit?
I recently had the opportunity to visit Gulliver's Gate , an attraction located near Time's Square in Manhattan.  As the literary name suggests, Gulliver's Gate is composed of a series of scale models of miniature cityscapes that you can walk around and loo...
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