Were you one of the lucky bunch who attended today’s presentation by Nina Simon of Museum 2.0 at the Center? Or did you watch the event live online from home or work? Even if you missed the entire thing, fear not—we’ll be bringing you more Nina in the weeks to come, with video clips of today’s talk and follow-up thoughts from our staff.
You can also catch up on our earlier live tweets from the event by visiting our Twitter page: twitter.com/pewcenter_pcah. Follow us, while you’re at it! As you can see, we provided some of the most insightful points from Nina’s presentation, as well as feedback from some of our live viewers—thanks for helping out with that, folks!
The self-described “stump speech” on the importance of audience participation in museum and exhibition spaces was Nina’s last before she goes on to assume the role of executive director at the Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center in Santz Cruz, CA. She touched on the key themes and points from her recent book, The Participatory Museum, and provided some examples of museums and visitor spaces where imaginations are running wild and audiences are connecting with these spaces and their exhibits in new and innovative ways.
Here’s a round-up of institutions and Web sites that Nina touched on during her talk, which exemplify the importance of impact of a participatory experience. Check them out—our audience was so inspired that they couldn’t stop talking after the event!
Are there any other Web sites or organizations you can think of that are employing Nina’s strategies and mindset into their exhibitions and projects? And what did you take away from today’s talk? Share your thoughts with us in the comments! And, again, please stay tuned for more from today’s event!