Being Real

Mark WalhimerInteractive Exhibit Philosophy, Museum Visitor Leave a Comment

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 …

Predictions for 2010, 2011, 2012

Mark WalhimerMuseum Governance, Museum Planning, Museum Visitor, Tough Times 2 Comments

It is wonderful the perspective distance offers, sitting in a cafe in Pokhara, Nepal, I offer the following predictions: 1. We will see another significant correction in the American stock market in 2010.  The correction will continue to put financial strain on museums and we will see several large and small museums and science centers close. 2.  The closure and …

Museum Planner Blog Survey Results

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Thank you all for participating! 73 people participated in the survey. Results Summary: The majority of participants are interested in the planning of science centers, the majority of participants are museum staff, interested in the process of planning of new exhibitions for currently open museums. 1. What type of museum planning are you the most interested in? Science Center number …

Collecting Information about museum visitors

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Survey Monkey is a great tool for collecting quick information from museum visitors, potential donors or get feedback on potential exhibition ideas.  Survey Monkey is free for a basic account or $19.95 for a premium account. As a sample we have created a simple 3 question sample survey regarding the Museum Planner Blog.  The survey will be active for the …