A Tale of Tape: Smithsonian Collects 3M Business History for Exhibition

In a perfect world, museum professionals could magically acquire all of the…


Schooled by LEGO Star Wars!

Last month my husband and I took our two boys, ages 5 and 3, to a Star Wars…


Reflecting on a Year of Service Through AmeriCorps

“I was hooked” is a funny expression, isn’t it? You’re captivated – captured,…


No Buttons? No Problem. Helping Families Interact with Non-Interactive Exhibits

My son T not only enjoys museum visits; he already knows how to find the best…


Houses in the Mail...Within These Walls at the Smithsonian

Working at a historic house museum presents its own set of challenges,…


A Little Romance

I first heard exhibit designer Craig Kerger use the term “galleries of thought”…


Kiosks Should Add, Not Distract

How can you install an interactive display without it taking away from the…


How Can You Build a Kiosk from a Tablet?

We wanted to create an interactive system for less than $750 per kiosk. By…


How To Deliver Meaning on a Shoestring Budget

How can small museums develop high quality, low-cost exhibits? Curators at…