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WEBINAR: Muzeiko Children's Science Museum

Paul Orselli and the creative team of the Muzeiko Children's Science Museum examine the design and implementation of the museum, from conception to completion.

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About Paul

Paul Orselli

Interactive Exhibit Consultant

For over 30 years, Paul Orselli has worked to create inventive science museums and playful children’s museums, including director-level positions ...

WEBINAR: Start with the Tootsie Roll Inside, Not the Hard Candy Shell

During this 30 minute webinar, Praxis Member, Carolynne Harris will show how an effective capital project planning process (new museums, renovation, or expansion) can frame challenges and help prepare solutions for your museum before you invest time and money in the design process. Q&A session follows webinar.

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About Carolynne

Carolynne Harris

Museum Consultant

Carolynne Harris is a museum planner and industry specialist with more than 25 years of experience in the field. Throughout ...

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Relighting Existing Museum Exhibits in LED

Bill Ellis of Candela Controls shares his thoughts on switching your museum over to LED lighting systems. As Bill mentions in his article, since the introduction of LED lamps and fixtures for white light requirements, LEDs have been taking over, and rightly so. With LED applications producing more lumens with far less energy consumption than tungsten/halogen, and a longer useful life for the application, they are under serious evaluation by many different facilities, including museum operators. Renovations of existing exhibits are worth all the considerations of this technology, there are just key points to watch and maintain for a successful outcome.

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About Bill

Bill Ellis

Lighting Systems Integration

Bill Ellis began his career while earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Lighting and Audio from the North Carolina ...

Do You Really Need a 3D Printer?

Paul Orselli of Paul Orselli Workshop (POW!) offers this article on what to think about when creating open-ended design opportunities for museum visitors. If you like the idea of creating an active learning environment where museum visitors can use interesting tools and materials while engaging in open-ended design experiences—what is now called a “makerspace”— then this article is for you!

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About Paul

Paul Orselli

Interactive Exhibit Consultant

For over 30 years, Paul Orselli has worked to create inventive science museums and playful children’s museums, including director-level positions ...

Digital Media Related to Visitor Strategy

An article on considering visitor needs when employing digital technology by Trent Oliver, Principal of Blue Telescope. A common question that comes up is “What is our digital strategy?” Other questions along the same lines

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About Trent

Trent Oliver

Interactive Media Production

For the last 15 years Trent has developed and guided an in-house team that conceptualizes, designs, programs, and deploys award-winning ...