Museum & Exhibit Design

Museums started as buildings that showcased a hodgepodge of objects with historical, artistic, or scientific significance. They have since evolved into thoughtfully designed experiences that take us on a journey across time and a multitude of subjects through thematic (and often interactive) galleries. Unlike other venues, museums have the unique privilege of showcasing some of the world's most cutting-edge architecture. Museum design is an area of immense potential: many museums are dogmatic and outdated, but here you will read of today's most inspiring examples.

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Can Museum Incubators Launch the Next Generation of Creatives?

Posted on June 25, 2015

As the business world becomes more diversified and tech-driven, people with creative talent have more employment opportunities than ever before. Creative minds are being drawn to app design, the tech ...

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Museum Apps 3.0: The Next Generation of Museum Branded Content

Posted on June 2, 2015

What does the next generation of museum app-based technology look like? The museum industry has made massive investments in recent years, creating new technologies that help audiences engage with museum ...

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Are Museums Effectively Sharing Indigenous Cultural Experiences?

Posted on April 29, 2015

Anchorage, Alaska is perhaps best known for being the largest city on the last great American frontier. Visits to the region often include watching the Northern Lights, viewing wildlife, and ...

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Could Digital Art Startups Help Shape Museums for Generation Z?

Posted on April 9, 2015

Getting younger audiences interested in museums is one of the biggest challenges facing curators today. Technology is playing a major role in that process, from the development of themed apps ...

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How the Nature Lab is Changing Hands-on Science Education

Posted on March 18, 2015

How can a museum exhibit teach major scientific concepts – like biodiversity, animal recognition, and the ability to integrate scientific observation into your day-to-day life – on a limited budget, to ...

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The Wonderkamers: Creating Today’s Best Interactive Museum Exhibits

Posted on March 16, 2015

One of the top buzzwords in today’s entertainment design space is interactivity. But what does interactivity really mean? Often, it’s a code word for a hands-on exhibit or for the ...

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Why Asking “Will Technology Kill Museums” Is the Wrong Question

Posted on February 27, 2015

A fascinating debate has been playing out in the Tribune-Review, with thoughtful commentators asking aloud whether technology will be the death of museums as we know them. As technology in ...

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The Role of Wearable Technology in the Museum Experience

Posted on January 15, 2015

Mobile apps and smartphones are a common sight in today’s leading cultural institutions and act as a gateway to deeper engagement and understanding. But just as museums have adapted to ...

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Don’t Touch!: How Artifact-Based Museums Are Coping in a Tactile World

Posted on December 16, 2014

A decade ago, going to the museum often meant guided tours of exhibits, and exploring artifacts and artwork from behind the velvet ropes. In recent years, the concept of museum ...

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New Thinkwell Group Report Explores Digital Tech in Museums

Posted on December 9, 2014

The Thinkwell Group has published its second annual Guest Experience Trend Report. This year’s report focuses on Museums & The Digital Revolution: Consumer Trends in Mobile and Interactive Technology Integration ...

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