The Participatory Museum with Nina Simon

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Slides from my webinar featuring Nina Simon, museum exhibit designer and author of The Participatory Museum

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The Participatory Museum with Nina Simon

  1. 1. Participatory Museums with Nina Simon 2
  2. 2. where i live
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. what i advocate the participatory museum is a place where visitors can create, share, and connect with each other around content.
  5. 5. in cultural institutions, that can mean... Cantor Art Center upper: SFMOMA Denver Community Museum lower: Science Museum of Minnesota
  6. 6. and it requires some changes Authority is content provider
  7. 7. and it requires some changes Authority is content provider Authority is platform provider
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. how can you do it well? what do they need?
  10. 10. how can you do it well? what are you about? what do they need?
  11. 11. how can you do it well? what are you about? what will these relationships look like? what do they need?
  12. 12. 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 / advice + human library
  13. 13. 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 / advice + human library
  14. 14. ilikemuseums.com
  15. 15. End of Part 1/ Beginning of Part 2 14
  16. 16. 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 / advice + human library
  17. 17. 90,000 visitors, 37,000 posters made Denver Art Museum average time poster-making: 25 minutes
  18. 18. social participation also requires scaffolding SFMOMA
  19. 19. SFMOMA
  20. 20. 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 / advice + human library
  21. 21. Lowell National Historical Park
  22. 22. 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 / advice + human library
  23. 23. don’t focus solely on creators... the vast majority of social media users are not creators
  24. 24. what makes YouTube different?
  25. 25. participation can be for everyone Auckland Museum Minnesota History Museum
  26. 26. End of Part 2/ Beginning of Part 3 30
  27. 27. 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 / advice + human library
  28. 28. Advice, University of Washington
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. what’s your idea? what are your questions?
  31. 31. Next steps • Slides on SlideShare now; survey email • Resources and chat PDF next week • Link to free download • Ideas, speakers, problems for upcoming Experienceology clinics 35
  32. 32. the participatory museum nina simon, museum 2.0 nina@museumtwo.com @ninaksimon on twitter

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