What the Holiday Season Can Teach Us About Exhibit Design and Interpretation

What the Holiday Season Can Teach Us About Exhibit Design and Interpretation If you’re like me, you’re probably by now sick of the constant barrage of holiday ads, songs, displays,

Museum Gift Shop Picks for Everyone on your Holiday Shopping List

Museum Gift Shop Picks for Everyone on your Holiday Shopping List Many museums and cultural institutions have online stores these days. They’re great places to find fun and unusual gifts

Interpretation in the 21st Century: How to Make Your Content Relevant and Powerful

The National Association for Interpretation National Conference was earlier this month, and we are celebrating the hard work of interpreters everywhere with a series of blog posts focused specifically on

Big Story, Small Space: How to Cut Content and Make it Count

The National Association for Interpretation National Conference was last week, and we are celebrating the hard work of interpreters everywhere with a series of blog posts focused specifically on Interpretation

When Can Multiple Stakeholders Be Bad For Your Project?

The National Association for Interpretation National Conference was last week, and we are celebrating the hard work of interpreters everywhere with a series of blog posts focused specifically on Interpretation

Why You Should Care About Co-Curatorial Exhibits

The National Association for Interpretation National Conference is this week, and we are celebrating the hard work of interpreters everywhere with a series of blog posts focused specifically on Interpretation

How to Create Powerful Themes That Capture Attention

The National Association for Interpretation National Conference is next week, and we are celebrating the hard work of interpreters everywhere with a series of blog posts focused specifically on Interpretation

What’s In a Name?

You might have noticed that we recently changed the name of our blog.  We now call our musings “The Field Journal,” an apt moniker given our work in natural and

Four Surprising Ways to Make Your History Work For You

“There’s an old saying about those who forget history. I don’t remember it, but it’s good.” When you’re in the museum business, it’s easy to take for granted the value

5 Things You Need to Know About Working With Your Board of Directors

Even the best projects can have difficulty getting buy-in from a Board of Directors, but just because the process is painstaking doesn’t mean it isn’t working. Board members often have