Three years ago, I wrote about immersive memorials – the idea of places where objects and points of memory are dispersed through spaces, rather than being localized in one place. The example I used were Stolpersteine, the brass “stumbling block” cobblestones that mark the former residences of Holocaust victims throughout Europe. When I first wrote…
When people find out that I live in Germany, am not fluent in German, but develop and conduct visitor studies for German museums, a common question is: How? How do I understand why visitors are coming, what they’re doing, how they’re engaging, and what they want when I don’t always understand what visitors are saying? A difference…
How can local German museums best support, engage with, and document the arriving Syrian refugees?
What happens when museums create space for others to talk about controversial issues?
Fair warning: When you marry a museum person the percentage of vacation time you spend in museums increases exponentially.
I don’t know if this exhibit title was intended to make me laugh, but I did and I love it for that.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium does some of the most elegant and evocative labels I’ve ever seen. Here are some of the ones that captured my imagination recently.