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An hour-long presentation about visitor participation in museums, with a focus on history institutions. First presented at the Missouri History Museum on 22 July 2010. Created by Nina Simon, Museum 2.0.

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  • 1.the participatory museumnina simon, museum 2.0nina@museumtwo.com@ninaksimon on twitter slides at http://bit.ly/participatoryhistory

2. where i live 3. what i do balboa park online collaborative boston childrens museum calgary science center chabot space science center chicago history museum denver art museum experience music project girls math and science partnership international spy museum monterey bay aquarium oakland museum SFMOMA smithsonian museum of natural history statens museum for kunst tech museum of innovation 4. why im here 5. what i advocatethe participatory museum is a place where visitors can create, share, and connect with each other around content. 6. in cultural institutions, that can mean...Cantor Art Centerupper: SFMOMA Denver Community Museumlower: Science Museum of Minnesota 7. and it requires some changes Authority is content provider 8. and it requires some changes Authority is content provider Authority is platform provider 9. why would you want to do this? participation does ve things best: deliver personal relevancecelebrate and networkdiverse voices deliver dynamic contentencourage interpersonaldialoguesupport collaborative +creative practice 10. why would you want to do this? participation does ve things best: deliver personal relevancecelebrate and networkdiverse voices deliver dynamic contentencourage interpersonaldialoguesupport collaborative +creative practice 11. why would you want to do this? to deliver personal relevance London Science Museum 12. why would you want to do this? to deliver personal relevance London Science Museum 13. why would you want to do this?to celebrate and network diverse visitors voicesMinnesota History Center 14. why would you want to do this?to celebrate and network diverse visitors voicesMinnesota History Center 15. why would you want to do this? to deliver dynamic content and experiences Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum 16. why would you want to do this? to deliver dynamic content and experiences Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum 17. why would you want to do this? to encourage interpersonal dialogueUniversity of Washington 18. why would you want to do this? to encourage interpersonal dialogueUniversity of Washington 19. why would you want to do this?to support collaborative, creative practice US Holocaust Memorial Museum 20. why would you want to do this?to support collaborative, creative practice US Holocaust Memorial Museum 21. why would you want to do this? participation does ve things best: deliver personal relevancecelebrate and networkdiverse voices deliver dynamic contentencourage interpersonaldialoguesupport collaborative +creative practice 22. why would you want to do this? participation does ve things best: deliver personal relevancecelebrate and networkdiverse voices deliver dynamic contentencourage interpersonaldialoguesupport collaborative +creative practice 23. Oakland Museum of CA:a case study 24. 17 25. how can you do it well? what do they need? 26. how can you do it well?what are you about? what do they need? 27. how can you do it well?what are you about?what will these relationships look like? what do they need? 28. ve techniques for participatory engagement 1. be personal / i like museums + heroes 2. scaffold the experience / side trip + art of participation 3. design for thoughtful response / on the road 4. offer multiple engagement points / youtube 5. connect to known frameworks / human library 29. ve techniques for participatory engagement 1. be personal / i like museums + heroes 2. scaffold the experience / side trip + art of participation 3. design for thoughtful response / on the road 4. offer multiple engagement points / youtube 5. connect to known frameworks / human library 30. ilikemuseums.com 31. ve techniques for participatory engagement 1. be personal / i like museums + heroes 2. scaffold the experience / side trip + art of participation 3. design for thoughtful response / on the road 4. offer multiple engagement points / youtube 5. connect to known frameworks / human library 32. 90,000 visitors, 37,000 posters madeDenver Art Museum average time poster-making: 25 minutes 33. social participation also requires scaffoldingGoMA 34. social participation also requires scaffoldingFind someone about your height to help you with this exhibit GoMA 35. social participation also requires scaffoldingFind someone aboutyour gender to help you with this exhibit Ask a stranger of your height do this activity with youGoMA 36. ve techniques for participatory engagement 1. be personal / i like museums + heroes 2. scaffold the experience / side trip + art of participation 3. design for thoughtful response / on the road 4. offer multiple engagement points / youtube 5. connect to known frameworks / human library 37. Lowell National Historical Park 38. ve techniques for participatory engagement 1. be personal / i like museums + heroes 2. scaffold the experience / side trip + art of participation 3. design for thoughtful response / on the road 4. offer multiple engagement points / youtube 5. connect to known frameworks / human library 39. dont focus solely on creators... the vast majority of social media users are not creators 40. what makes YouTube different? 41. ve techniques for participatory engagement 1. be personal / i like museums + heroes 2. scaffold the experience / side trip + art of participation 3. design for thoughtful response / on the road 4. offer multiple engagement points / youtube 5. connect to known frameworks / human library 42. Ive never had a gay friend. It was unbelievably exciting to nd myself facing him with his body, opinions and identity. It seems he was not very different from me and especially he was not an alien. From now on, I will not disrupt my communication with the gays, I will enhance it. - Reader in Istanbul, 2007 43. participation can be for everyone Auckland Museum Minnesota History Museum 44. whats your idea? 45. contact me anytimenina@museumtwo.com http://www.museumtwo.comDownload slides at http://bit.ly/participatoryhistory