Imagine a typical museum visitor in the act of “being engaged” by something at the museum. What are they doing? Thinking? Feeling? Can you describe what that “engagement” looks like? How can you know that visitor is engaged as opposed to confused or looking at their email? Is engagement like pornography; hard to define but you know it when you see it? I don’t think so.
My chapter from “the Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites” by Hannah Lewi, Wally Smith, Dirk vom Lehn, and Steven Cooke
Hello, world! It’s been awhile! Almost a month ago, I hit an important professional milestone. The job I’d come to the Peabody Essex Museum to
Three pieces of advice I got while writing the first version of the book proposal. Also, an invitation to read and comment on the draft!
A couple months ago I asked the hive mind for their favorite books that they recommend to anyone interested in museum exhibition development. And, as
Part Three in a series of posts about the process I’m using to write the book. This one focuses on how you can be part of it.