Museum Exhibition Audit

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I am currently in Saigon, Vietnam, and visited the War Remnants Museum, a very powerful experience! As I am walking through the Museum I keep noticing small issues that are easily changed, but have a large impact on the visitor experience such as lighting, wayfinding and heights of graphic panels. Recently I have completed an exhibition audit for the Mobius …

Hawaii Shuts Down Real Human Bodies Show

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In 2006, a set of plastinated bodies, designed by plastination inventor Gunther von Hagens, was featured in the James Bond film “Casino Royale”  The plasticized remains of three human beings were posed playing poker, all at the request of the film’s producers. (ABC News) Island State Becomes First in the Union to Ban Controversial Exhibitions of Real Human Bodies from …

Museum of Chinese in America

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Photo: Librado Romero/The New York Times New Home For Chinese Experience In America New York Times, July 8, 2009 By Larry Rohter “The newly expanded, newly relocated Museum of Chinese in America has chosen to open the doors of its new home on the edge of Chinatown quietly and gradually as it settles in over the summer. But it aims …

Tutankhamun and Take Me There Egypt – exhibit review

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Tutankhamun shabti, © SANDRO VANNINI From: Nuvo,  “Indy’s Alternative Newspaper” Posted on July 8, 2009 by Julianna Thibodeaux Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, one of the most high-profile blockbusters the city has seen recently, has just opened in unlikely quarters: the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. This local institution, touted as the world’s largest children’s museum, is actually …

Emerging Technologies for Museums / Science Centers Part I

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First in a series on interactivity in Museums and Science Centers There are several conferences where emerging technologies for museums is exhibited: Association of Science and Technologies Siggraph InfoComm Maker Faire

“The Deep” at the Hong Kong Science Museum

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A friend recommended that I visit the Hong Kong Science Center. Went on a Wednesday night, Wednesday is the free night at the Museum. Lots of families and young couples on dates. I started at the top floor and worked my way from the third floor to the basement. The Museum has lots Exploratorium Cookbook exhibits. As I was leaving …