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An hour-long presentation about visitor participation in museums, with a focus on history institutions. First presented at the Missouri History Museum on 22 July 2010. Created by Nina Simon, Museum ...

An hour-long presentation about visitor participation in museums, with a focus on history institutions. First presented at the Missouri History Museum on 22 July 2010. Created by Nina Simon, Museum 2.0.

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    The Participatory History Museum The Participatory History Museum Presentation Transcript

    • the participatory museum nina simon, museum 2.0 nina@museumtwo.com @ninaksimon on twitter slides at http://bit.ly/participatoryhistory
    • where i live
    • what i do balboa park online collaborative boston children’s museum calgary science center chabot space science center chicago history museum denver art museum experience music project girls math and science partnership international spy museum monterey bay aquarium oakland museum SFMOMA smithsonian museum of natural history statens museum for kunst tech museum of innovation
    • why i’m here
    • what i advocate the participatory museum is a place where visitors can create, share, and connect with each other around content.
    • in cultural institutions, that can mean... Cantor Art Center upper: SFMOMA Denver Community Museum lower: Science Museum of Minnesota
    • and it requires some changes Authority is content provider
    • and it requires some changes Authority is content provider Authority is platform provider
    • why would you want to do this? participation does five things best: deliver personal relevance celebrate and network diverse voices deliver dynamic content encourage interpersonal dialogue support collaborative + creative practice
    • why would you want to do this? participation does five things best: deliver personal relevance celebrate and network diverse voices deliver dynamic content encourage interpersonal dialogue support collaborative + creative practice
    • why would you want to do this? to deliver personal relevance London Science Museum
    • why would you want to do this? to deliver personal relevance London Science Museum
    • why would you want to do this? to celebrate and network diverse visitors’ voices Minnesota History Center
    • why would you want to do this? to celebrate and network diverse visitors’ voices Minnesota History Center
    • why would you want to do this? to deliver dynamic content and experiences Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
    • why would you want to do this? to deliver dynamic content and experiences Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
    • why would you want to do this? to encourage interpersonal dialogue University of Washington
    • why would you want to do this? to encourage interpersonal dialogue University of Washington
    • why would you want to do this? to support collaborative, creative practice US Holocaust Memorial Museum
    • why would you want to do this? to support collaborative, creative practice US Holocaust Memorial Museum
    • why would you want to do this? participation does five things best: deliver personal relevance celebrate and network diverse voices deliver dynamic content encourage interpersonal dialogue support collaborative + creative practice
    • why would you want to do this? participation does five things best: deliver personal relevance celebrate and network diverse voices deliver dynamic content encourage interpersonal dialogue support collaborative + creative practice
    • Oakland Museum of CA: a case study
    • 17
    • how can you do it well? what do they need?
    • how can you do it well? what are you about? what do they need?
    • how can you do it well? what are you about? what will these relationships look like? what do they need?
    • five techniques for participatory engagement 1. be personal / i like museums + heroes 2. scaffold the experience / side trip + art of participation 3. design for thoughtful response / on the road 4. offer multiple engagement points / youtube 5. connect to known frameworks / human library
    • five techniques for participatory engagement 1. be personal / i like museums + heroes 2. scaffold the experience / side trip + art of participation 3. design for thoughtful response / on the road 4. offer multiple engagement points / youtube 5. connect to known frameworks / human library
    • ilikemuseums.com
    • five techniques for participatory engagement 1. be personal / i like museums + heroes 2. scaffold the experience / side trip + art of participation 3. design for thoughtful response / on the road 4. offer multiple engagement points / youtube 5. connect to known frameworks / human library
    • 90,000 visitors, 37,000 posters made Denver Art Museum average time poster-making: 25 minutes
    • social participation also requires scaffolding GoMA
    • social participation also requires scaffolding Find someone about your height to help you with this exhibit GoMA
    • social participation also requires scaffolding Find someone aboutyour gender to help you with this exhibit Ask a stranger of your height do this activity with you GoMA
    • five techniques for participatory engagement 1. be personal / i like museums + heroes 2. scaffold the experience / side trip + art of participation 3. design for thoughtful response / on the road 4. offer multiple engagement points / youtube 5. connect to known frameworks / human library
    • Lowell National Historical Park
    • five techniques for participatory engagement 1. be personal / i like museums + heroes 2. scaffold the experience / side trip + art of participation 3. design for thoughtful response / on the road 4. offer multiple engagement points / youtube 5. connect to known frameworks / human library
    • don’t focus solely on creators... the vast majority of social media users are not creators
    • what makes YouTube different?
    • five techniques for participatory engagement 1. be personal / i like museums + heroes 2. scaffold the experience / side trip + art of participation 3. design for thoughtful response / on the road 4. offer multiple engagement points / youtube 5. connect to known frameworks / human library
    • I’ve never had a gay friend. It was unbelievably exciting to find myself facing him with his body, opinions and identity. It seems he was not very different from me and especially he was not an alien. From now on, I will not disrupt my communication with the gays, I will enhance it. - Reader in Istanbul, 2007
    • participation can be for everyone Auckland Museum Minnesota History Museum
    • what’s your idea?
    • contact me anytime nina@museumtwo.com http://www.museumtwo.com Download slides at http://bit.ly/participatoryhistory