What are the top challenges facing your museum? Over the next month, I’m here to help. All you need to do is ask your question.
Every day, I get at least a couple of emails asking questions about museums, museum planning, exhibition design or museum strategic planning. Thought I would put together a list of answers to “Frequently Asked MuseumPlanner Questions”.
Part II of our Museum Strategic Planning Series – Museum Feasibility Study, the financial & mission strategy of a new institution or expanding museum, science center, children’s museum, zoo or aquarium.
When I use the term “Starting a Museum” I am referring to how I see the future of museums, some will be new museums, some will be museums reinventing themselves. I thought it was important to define how I see the future of museums and how I think of starting a museum.
I have started work on a book tentatively called “Starting a Museum”. More than “How to Start a Museum”, the book will explore the question “How could a museum be started?”. I will need lots of help and hope that I can call on the readers of this blog as active participants in the creation of the book. More about the planned book…
What is “Museum Strategic Planning?”. I like to define topics, would use “Museum Strategic Planning: The thinking and organization to change an aspect of a museum”, as my working definition.
Museums and the internet are a form of communication, a museum’s introduction to the visitor, before the “bricks and mortar” museum visit.
The top five most frequently asked questions about museums. Do you have a question?
Designing a Science Center can be divided into ten steps that include; project objectives, exhibition design, coordination with building architecture, fabrication and installation. Exhibition design is visually communicating casework, lighting and equipment the creates the visitor experience while considering aesthetic and functional perimeters.
Since 1992, I have been part of opening and expanding more than thirty-five museums. Most of my work has been with science centers, children’s museums and natural history museums. Below is my list of the ten steps to starting a new museum, or “How to start a museum”