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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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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 ...

Great Exhibits on a Small Budget

There’s a reason people say, “If you want some- thing done well, do it yourself.” This also applies to creating exhibit components in a frugal way. How can you leverage or creatively utilize existing tools, materials, workspaces, or staff to help produce exhibit components? Even if you don’t have a fully functioning (or fully staffed) exhibits department, are there parts of the exhibition development or production process that you can handle in-house to reduce costs? 

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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 ...

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