My Museum Life

I post musings about the museum field and share ideas inspired by guests on my radio program Museum Life. I publish occasional papers on technical aspects of exhibition development and some of my creative writing just for fun.

What is Interpretation?

February 10, 2017 Uncategorized

There are many definitions of interpretation from Freeman Tilden, “Interpretation aims to reveal meanings and relationships through original objects, by firsthand…

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Think With Me

David Carr passed away unexpectedly on January 31, 2016.  He was an thought leader without parallel in the cultural community.  He…

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What If?

December 2, 2015 General Musings, Museum Life, Radio

Leslie Bedford’s book The Art of Museum Exhibitions continues to influence my thinking about exhibition development. Bedford succeeds in creating a…

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Patriotism Racism Museumism

July 21, 2015 General Musings, Museum Life

Last Friday, I aired my conversation with Teresa Bergman, author of Exhibiting Patriotism. We had taped the show several weeks before…

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Balancing Story and Design

July 10, 2015 Museum Life

How do you tell stories in three dimensions?  Do exhibits need to lead people through a story, providing intellectual and artistic…

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June 25, 2015 Just for Fun

The other day a friend posted on FB that her daughter’s Barbie doll had successfully come through head reattachment surgery. My…

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