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Introducing The Participatory Museum, a new book by Nina Simon. This talk first given at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on April 22, 2010. An edited version was uploaded in concert with a talk......

Introducing The Participatory Museum, a new book by Nina Simon. This talk first given at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on April 22, 2010. An edited version was uploaded in concert with a talk at the Whitney Museum on May 17, 2010.

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  • 1. A DISCUSSION WITH NINA SIMON nina@museumtwo.com @ninaksimon on twitter slides at http://bit.ly/ninabook
  • 2. Hi. My name is Nina, and I want to change museums.
  • 3. web 2.0 is software that gets better the more people use it -Tim O’Reilly, technologist and publisher
  • 4. how could a cultural institution get better the more people use it?
  • 5. traditionally, museums are visitor-agnostic ✴ destinations ✴ trusted sources of information ✴ places for seeing and exploring
  • 6. i’m interested in museums that are visitor-centered ✴ destinations ✴ trusted sources of information ✴ places for seeing and exploring
  • 7. i’m interested in museums that are visitor-centered ✴ places for everyday use ✴ trusted sources of information ✴ places for seeing and exploring
  • 8. i’m interested in museums that are visitor-centered ✴ places for everyday use ✴ trusted hosts for social experiences ✴ places for seeing and exploring
  • 9. i’m interested in museums that are visitor-centered ✴ places for everyday use ✴ trusted hosts for social experiences ✴ places for making and sharing
  • 10. Authority is content provider
  • 11. Authority is content provider Authority is platform provider
  • 12. photo by beagleskin on Flickr
  • 13. photo by beagleskin on Flickr as220 labs
  • 14. how? ✴ places for everyday use ✴ trusted hosts for social experiences ✴ places for making and sharing
  • 15. less like this more like this Photo by cybertoad on Flickr
  • 16. Photo by Jessie Cutts on Flickr
  • 17. Worcester City Gallery and Museum
  • 18. Worcester City Gallery and Museum
  • 19. Worcester City Gallery and Museum
  • 20. how? ✴ places for everyday use ✴ trusted hosts for social experiences ✴ places for making and sharing
  • 21. Science Museum of Minnesota Photo by Terry Gydesen
  • 22. Advice, University of Washington
  • 23. 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
  • 24. how? ✴ places for everyday use ✴ trusted hosts for social experiences ✴ places for making and sharing
  • 25. there are many ways to participate Stanford Art Center upper: chicago children’s museum Minnesota History Museum lower: Science Museum of Minnesota
  • 26. which techniques fit your mission? Stanford Art Center upper: chicago children’s museum Minnesota History Museum lower: Science Museum of Minnesota
  • 27. The mission of The New York Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities.
  • 28. The mission of The New York Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities.
  • 29. Jessica Pigza Rare book librarian
  • 30. Jessica Pigza Rare book librarian Josh Greenberg Director of Digital Strategy
  • 31. blog http://www.nypl.org/blog_series/hand-made
  • 32. blog
  • 33. blog
  • 34. video http://www.nypl.org/av_display/series/47883
  • 35. video http://www.nypl.org/av_display/series/47883
  • 36. video
  • 37. Photo by Shira Kronzon on Flickr
  • 38. Photos by Shira Kronzon on Flickr
  • 39. “My boss knows that I find this to be very satisfying, but he also recognizes that it’s a good thing for the institution in general. He is one of the people who recognizes the connection between handicraft and history and rare books.”
  • 40. “My boss knows that I find this to be very satisfying, but he also recognizes that it’s a good thing for the institution in general. He is one of the people who recognizes the connection between handicraft and history and rare books.” inspire lifelong learning advance knowledge strengthen our communities
  • 41. A DISCUSSION WITH NINA SIMON nina@museumtwo.com @ninaksimon on twitter slides at http://bit.ly/ninabook