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In this engaging Museum FAQ video conversation, museum change leader Jennifer Martin shares examples of how leaders (at every level) can navigate tricky transitions that their own organizations are facing.
Join Patti Reiss as she shares the ingredients baked into the wildly successful membership program at the Mississippi Children's Museum in this fun and informative Museum FAQ video. Whether you are just starting a museum membership program or trying to "turbocharge" your existing membership offerings, you will find some great, actionable takeaways in this conversation with Patti.
What's Next for Museums? (From an EMP Perspective) In this thought-provoking Museum FAQ video, Museum Educators Sierra Van Ryck deGroot and Taylor Koczot share their hopes and concerns for the future of museums -- from their perspective as early-stage professionals.
Developing a Maker Mindset David Wells, Director of Maker Programming at NYSCI, shares specific ways to develop a "Maker Mindset" at your museum, and how this approach can help both visitors AND staff become better creative problem solvers.
What Happens When You Can't Prototype or Test In Person? What happens when you can't prototype or test museum projects in person? Artist and Experience Developer Maria Mortati shares some approaches based on her recent work in this fun and informative Museum FAQ video.
Where to Now, Museums? One of the Museum World's great thinkers, Ed Rodley, shares some ideas about where museums could go next -- and how they could get there!
Can We Design Our Way Through Uncertainty? In this engaging Museum FAQ video conversation, exhibit designer and artist Jason Jay Stevens shares how we might find a level of comfort in uncertainty by sharing his current approaches to working with communities, museums, and artists.
Finding the "Magic" in Museums Join Dr. Leslie Bedford, Master Museum Teacher and Writer, for a fun and informative conversation on how we can find the "magic" in museums through our professional practice. Leslie shares some great examples from around the world, drawing on her experiences as both an accomplished exhibit developer and teacher.
As I am spending more and more time inside due to the COVID pandemic, my computer has become even more of a "window to the world" pointing me toward creative work outdoors around the world.
I hope you find inspiration in the works highlighted below.
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 Copenhagen. Click on over to the Monstrum website to see more images of their playful and beautiful work.
Instead of staring out of your own window, click on over to the WindowSwap website to see views outside the windows of people from around the world.
Situated on top of the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum art museum in Aarhus, Denmark, Your rainbow panorama invites you to experience the familiar (a city skyline) in unfamiliar ways. Olafur Eliasson's creation consists of a 150-meter-long and three meter-wide circular walkway in glass in all the colors of the spectrum.
One Day Poem Pavilion
Artist Jiyeon Song has created a sculptural structure that utilizes perforations carefully arranged throughout the top surfaces. As light shines through the Pavilion's holes at different angles, legible text is created on the sidewalk underneath. Different lines from a poem appear at different times of the day, due to the position of the sun. What is super cool is that (again, due to the sun's position) one poem appears during the summer, and a different poem appears in the winter.
Miguel Marquez Outside
Michael Pederson is a street artist and photographer in Sydney, Australia. His blog Miguel Marquez Outside shows, among other projects, signs that Pederson has placed in public. They look official and offer rules, suggestions, and information about the area.
Many of Pederson's signs twist the traditional notion of informational signs (like those found in museums!) I wonder how we could play with visitors' expectations in outdoor exhibits by using ideas like this?
Wind Map gives a real-time visualization of wind speeds in the U.S. It's like a giant video infographic! A more three-dimensional view of wind around the entire globe is available at the earth website.
Of course, even during COVID times, the most refreshing and inspirational thing to do right now might be a short stroll around your neighborhood. So why not take a break from your computer and take a walk outside?
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