Conferences

SPNHC 2016 Annual Meeting

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

Berlin, Germany 20/6/16 TBD

Natural History Planning at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

We will be addressing sustainability in the largest sense of the word:

  • Environmentally (DMNS is lead Platinum)
  • Fiscally (On budget)
  • Intellectually (Meeting project goals)

Visit the SPNHC website for this amazing conference that gathers museums from around the world.

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American Alliance of Museums

AAM - 2016

Washington, DC 28/5/16 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Insiders and Outsiders: Struggles in Exhibit Design Teams

Exhibitions remain one of a museum’s most powerful and influential communication strategies, but too often the result of significant time and money is a good, but not great, exhibition.  Privately, team members talk about the power struggles, lack of communication, and missed opportunities. The desire for more participatory exhibitions, visitor-generated content, rapid prototyping and innovation seem to be at odds with trends toward reducing or eliminating in-house design capabilities, teaching a one-size-fits-all design approach and reliance on design firms to lead the design process. Presenters in this session will use theatrical storytelling techniques to present vignettes that illustrate some of the challenges and opportunities of the exhibition design process today. You will have an opportunity to do your own role playing and engage in conversation that builds mutual respect and understanding among design professionals.

Hope to see you in Washington this year where Walt Crimm has worked with many of the Smithsonian Museums, the National Gallery of Art and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum on a wide range of projects.  Call me to grab coffee at 215-805-4691.

Building Museums Symposium

Sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums

TBD 01/1/70

Workshops on Best Practice

I would be happy to talk with you about the many workshops and sessions I have led for BMS to help you understand some of the ‘best practices’ that have been developed over the years.  In 2016, BMS is going ‘quiet’ as we retool the symposium for 2017.