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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.
The New Year often brings 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 colors and light across the sky. As people leave the show, many of them will exclaim "Wow! that was great!"
Fireworks are usually a "one and done" type experience. A big WOW while they are happening, but not much afterthought given to the experience. And that's fine.
Your felt future, 2011 by Olafur Eliasson
The work of one of my favorite contemporary artists, Olafur Eliasson, has been described as "first there is a WOW! followed by an AHA!"
There is a visual (and often visceral) thrill in encountering Eliasson's artwork (WOW!) but then a need to step back and think about (or often, figure out) what's going on (AHA!)
One of my New Year exhibit "resolutions" is to find (or create) a rhythm of exhibits and experiences in my museum projects so that there are plenty of WOWs, but also many AHAs.
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