Where to Find Rare and Free Images for Use in Your Exhibit

Having trouble finding free images to use in your exhibits, on your website, in your publications, or for one of your projects? Images – be they photographs, artwork, or diagrams

How to Infuriate Your Museum Audience

When I was young, I loved dinosaurs. I mean, hardcore. Unlike most kids, I did not grow out of the “dinosaur phase” until I entered high school. I was a big-time dino nerd, reading, watching, buying…heck, even eating… everything that I could find that included these prehistoric beasts. Need further evidence? Here is a photo of me – Jurassic Park shirt and all – meeting paleontologist Karen Chin:

Have You Made an Unforgettable Impact on Your Visitors?

One Unforgettable Summer: A Baptism in Interpretation at Gettysburg National Military Park As this holiday weekend approaches, so does the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. As such, I thought

Can Your Community Plan to Make Better Use of Parks?

Nearly all contemporary community plans emphasize green space and natural areas, including local parks. How can your community plan to get the most bang for their buck with parks? Take

How to Create Military Exhibits That Will Make an Impact

Every year, Memorial Day reminds us of the sacrifices of our veterans and active duty military. We live in a wonderful country and have the freedom to explore nature, visit

Can Animals Help Your Visitors Feel Empathy?

How do you combine empathy, a story and remember those who served in our military forces? The American Alliance of Museum Conference was last week. Much of the discussion was

How to Make Anticipation Work For Your Museum

We know that variety can help keep visitors engaged. Can the sheer anticipation of variety do the same?   Recent research by a group of marketing professors might provide some

How to Engage Visitors with Multi-Sensory Exhibits

For many nature centers around the country, spring is peak season. Abundant wildlife, beautiful blooms, (finally!) fair temperatures, and blue, sunny skies show off your site in its best possible

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,

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