Muzeiko Children's Museum Exhibition

Muzeiko Museum: Bulgaria’s First Children's Museum in Sofia

Muzeiko is the first Children’s Museum in Bulgaria. Located in Sofia, the country’s capital, the amazing building and exhibitions were designed by Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership (LHSA+DP) and was named ‘Educational Building of the Year’ in Bulgaria.

Paul Orselli was pleased to work with the LHSA+DP Exhibition Design Team serving as the primary exhibition consultant for the Muzeiko Project from start to finish, responsible for helping to form emerging content into completed exhibition areas.

The first Children's Museum in Bulgaria opened officially on October 1st, 2015. "Having been involved in the entire development process of Muzeiko for the past few years (and even before the official Muzeiko project started!) has certainly been one of the highlights of my museum career so far" writes Paul Orselli Chief Instigator of POW!

View The Muzeiko Children's Museum Grand Opening Below:

 

 

Click image below to view an amazing interactive walk through of the Muzeiko Children's Museum, another successful collaborative project that POW! The Paul Orselli Workshop was delighted to be a part of.

 

Link to The Muzeiko Museum Google Interactive Tour

  • What can museums do to resist?



    The recent events in Charlottesville and the responses of President Trump afterward should concern every American.


    What can museums do to resist bigotry, racism, and hatred?


    Here are some resources to help coalesce thoughts and actions:

    Seema Rao has written an excellent post for Nina Simon's Museum 2.0 blog.


    Nina has also started an open Google Doc to assemble ideas for specific things museums and museum professionals can do to resist oppression.


    Two groups on Facebook that I learn a lot from:

    Museum Hue

    Visitors of Color



    The "Museums for All" initiative



    Now is not the time for museums to be "neutral" or to sit on the sidelines to see how things turn out.

    RESIST!


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  • Follow the money . . . to museum diversity?



    Officials in New York City recently announced a plan that ties funding of cultural institutions to demographic information about staff and board membership in an effort to address ongoing issues of “equity and inclusion.” 

    I really hope this plan moves the needle on systemic problems in the museum industry like inadequate salaries and the woeful lack of diversity in staffing and audiences. There has been lots of sincere and well-meaning talk about improvements to museums for over 30 years, but little lasting action.

    Because the NYC plan ties improvements to funding, I really believe it has a chance to succeed, since nothing gets the attention of administrators and boards like MONEY!

    What do you think?  Have you seen similar plans in action?  Let us know in the "Comments" section at the end of this post.


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Muzeiko Childrens Museum Gallery