Sunday, April 25, 2021

Museum FAQ Videos on YouTube

My "Museum FAQ" video series, started as a bit of a pandemic project, but now consists of nearly 60 (and counting!) freely available videos that cover a wide range of topics from Museum Management to Exhibit Design to Science Communication.

The topics covered, and tips and techniques shared, are truly “evergreen” in the sense that they will (hopefully!) still provide interesting and useful information for years to come. 

While I continue to record new Museum FAQ videos, three conversations, in particular, stand out for me.

Christian Greer, President & CEO of the Michigan Science Center, brought forward a thoughtful (and timely!) discussion about managing in times of transition.  I was struck by how eloquently Christian shared tactics for balancing the foundation of Mission with the flexibility and creativity needed for turbulent times.

On a completely different topic, Amparo Leyman Pino shared successful ways she has used language as an interpretive tool in museums. Amparo moved beyond the more familiar multilingual labels to the ideas of blended language and language-neutral environments.

Lastly, exhibit designer Margaret Middleton shared fun and informative ways to think about creating more inclusive museums by walking us through how to plan for better infant care and feeding areas as a model for the process.  

I hope you’ll click on over to the POW! YouTube channel to view some Museum FAQ videos for yourself – and, better yet, please let me know if there are new topics that we could have a Museum FAQ conversation about together to share with our museum colleagues on YouTube! 

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Paul Orselli writes the posts on ExhibiTricks. Paul likes to combine interesting people, ideas, and materials to make exhibits (and entire museums!) with his company POW! (Paul Orselli Workshop, Inc.) Let's work on a project together!

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