Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Why Are You Reading This Blog?

I'm in a bit of an introspective mode.  So, I'm curious about the people who read this blog (like you!)  

Please leave a comment below (anonymous if you like) or send me an email to tell me: a little bit about yourself,  why you read ExhibiTricks, what you like, what you don't like, and what sorts of new things you'd like to see.

Thanks in advance for your comments, and thanks very much for reading ExhibiTricks.

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  1. Hello Paul - I am interested in interesting educational exhibits - often I include them in my database of museums - www.theculturedweb.com that one day will be a visual search tool. My blog also includes some noteworthy finds theculturedweb.blogspot.com. I help educators integrate these wonderful resources into their curricula when possible. So keep them coming! I have also attended many Museum and Web conferences when I can.
    Thanks, MM

  2. Hi Paul,
    As you might imagine, I find your blog stimulating and useful. I wonder where you find the time to do it but I'm grateful that you do. Keep it coming.

    All the best

    Harry White

  3. I'm a museum professional who works in public programming and an outside-of-work person who likes making things. You always bring a variety of examples and resources that are interesting and inspiring on both a personal and professional level. I also enjoy that you're not afraid to throw out a strong opinion (the temporary exhibit model, for example) and use the comments as a space to foster discussion. Thanks!

  4. I work for the competition.

    Oh wait, for real?

    Because museum work is a bit like science I think. Every endeavor is custom, and so it means that in order to do anything, we need to share our wisdom and experiments with each other in order to move the larger conversation forward.

    Thank you for doing such a good job of sharing.

  5. Hi Paul,
    Thanks for all you do. I love to read your rants about what needs to change in the museum business.
    I recall now that it was your blog that directed my attention to Markus Kison's "Touched Echo" public art project in Dresden. Kison's visceral connection to a specific moment in the past gives me shivers of awe and a sensation of time travel! Your ExhibiTricks blog opened my eyes to calls for public art as another opportunity to design fun interactive exhibits.

  6. I am a freelance interactive exhibit developer from New Zealand (we're a threatened species here)and connecting online with bloggers like yourself makes me fee part of a bigger professional network.

    Plus i love your outlook on the world of museums!

  7. Paul - I'm a new museum professional who does not, incidently, work in exhibits, but I love the creativity jump start I get from reading your blog. You also help me think outside my department and my home museum to the larger issues facing museums.

  8. Thanks for all the great comments --- who says audience evaluation can't be fun?

  9. A new post gives my brain a little something fun to snack on; I feel a bit more open and energized when I go back to focusing on the "balls in the air" of the moment. I enjoy the posts that celebrate creative work in and out of the museum field, and would love to see more of those interesting little interviews. I like the organization/tags - helpful to go back and find things. Thanks, Paul!

  10. I read your blog because you are an inspiring professional whom I have admired for a long time. And there are not a lot of industry bloggers in our sector, especially focusing on the fun, practical, hands-on side of things.

  11. Paul,

    You have a really interesting blog and I'm doing a bit of research. We prepare educational for museums and educational institutions and I simply like to stay up to date museum design, operation and marketing.


  12. Hi Paul,
    I read your blog because your posts are insightful, fun, and refreshing. I am interested in museum education and your blog leaves me energized and excited about the greater museum community and shared goals. It's great insight to the many things that are going on in the world of exhibits!

  13. Hi Paul. I work for an LED lighting retailer, and stumbled across your blog in our search for interesting things people are doing with LEDs, stage lighting, product design, and lighting in general. Enjoying your quirky musings, keep it up!