Follow up to an Open Letter

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Photo and project posted to Make Projects by Sean Michael Ragan By Mark Walhimer Bangkok, Thailand On Monday I posted an Open Letter about the creating an online database of Science Center exhibits.  The more I think about the issue the more I realize that there is already an existing model; Maker Projects.  I continue to believe the future of …

Being Real

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by Mark Walhimer Bangkok, Thailand From Wikipedia: “The concept of gross national happiness is an attempt to define quality of life in more holistic and psychological terms than gross national product. The term was coined in 1972 by Bhutan’s former King Jigme Sigme Wangchuck, who has opened up Bhutan to the age of modernization, soon after the demise of his …

Museum Exhibition Audit

Mark Walhimer Exhibition Costs, Exhibition Reviews, Hands On Exhibits, Interactive Exhibit Philosophy, Kinetic Sculpture, Museum Public Programming Leave a Comment

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 …

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

Mark Walhimer Children's Museum, Exhibition Costs, Exhibition Reviews, Hands On Exhibits, Interactive Exhibit Philosophy, Project Management Leave a Comment

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

Museum Definition

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From Wikipedia Natural History Museum London, Photo by DAVID ILIFF “A museum is a “permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment, for the purposes of education, study, and enjoyment”, as defined by the International Council …