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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Interpretive Planning for the 21st Century

June 25, 2015 General Musings, Museum Life

Last week I had the distinct pleasure to visit with Seb Chan at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and yes, I…

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What Makes Special Audiences Special?

November 7, 2014 Museum Life

My interview with Beth Redmond-Jones on Museum Life today really got me thinking. As Beth said on the show, 1 in…

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Hope for Science Centers

December 13, 2013 Museum Life

I have been very concerned about the future of science centers, but after my interview today with Alan Friedman, I am…

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The Museum Life Radio Program

November 15, 2013 Museum Life 0 Comments

The word museum may conjure an image of rooms filled with artwork or looming dinosaur skeletons, taxidermy or objects from cultures…

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