Some of you probably read the title and immediately thought to yourself (or perhaps out loud startling your officemate) “Of course I am! I run a museum (or a nature center or a visitor center) and that’s our main objective.” I’m sure that’s true inside your four walls, but I’m wondering if you’re engaging your audience outside – in the land of the internet. (more…)
Community Experience Planning
What does planning and vision do for a community? Do you live in a community that is vibrant and has a distinct character? Have you ever visited a community and felt the energy and engagement in the town?
When I was in high school, I joined FFA, partially because I knew they were going to take a ski trip to Galena, IL. Since then, and because of a couple other visits to that town, it has always stuck in my mind as a really cool place to visit. The town, with its 19-century architecture, old time signs, street lamps, and quaint shops, breathes its history and pleasantness. Galena attracts more than a million visitors a year and that doesn’t happen accidentally. The town must have had leadership, vision, cooperation and belief in itself to achieve such vibrancy. (more…)
So, you’re ready to create a new exhibit for your site. Congratulations! That realization is probably both exciting and daunting! There is a lot that goes into the planning, design, and implementation of an interpretive exhibit. Below, I list 12 steps to follow when creating a new exhibit. They will keep you on track as you move through the planning through celebration phases. (more…)
February 25th, 2014
Can designing in nature elements in our healthcare facilities help patients heal? There is much research that shows the healing benefits of a connection with nature. Of course, this can help you live a healthier life at home, too. (more…)