A Collection of Thoughts, Ideas, and conversations About Activating Museum Experiences in The Everyday World
Nov. 25, 2020
Free The Museum Chat
A Conversation with Emma Thorne-Christy and Andrea Jones at the Greater Hudson Heritage Network Conference.
Nov. 5, 2020
ReMuseum 2020: Activate the Outdoors
In Conversation with Tim McNeil and Emma Thorne-Christy of Free the Museum, Moderated by Karen Kienzle (Director, Palo Alto Art Center)
Oct. 23, 2020
Curating Cultural Experiences in an Unprecedented Time
The COVID-19 pandemic and new, Black Lives Matter-led, civil rights movement have forced many museums and other cultural institutions to rethink how, and for whom, they curate and produce content. What does it mean when museums can no longer permit visitors within their walls? How do these institutions adapt to meet the moment, and what is that outcome? And who is leading the groundswell of outdoor and immersive "exhibits" that are expanding where and for whom museums operate? We'll talk with the leaders of a brand new wave of institutions that are delivering innovative and immersive cultural experiences beyond the walls of museums and movie theaters.
Panel members include:
+ Amanda Schochet / MICRO
+ Michael Burns / Omnimuseum Project
+ Amber Johnson / Justice Fleet
+ Michael Epstein / Museum of the Hidden City
Oct, 5, 2020
"Hacking The World", MAAM Conference 2020 session
Michael Burns, Betsy Loring and Alvaro Amat lead a session on the basics of ubiquitous museology, and the Free The Museum initiative.
Aug, 19, 2020
Developing Immersive Narrative Experiences
Project director Michael Epstein wrote an article for the American Alliance of Museums, describing what he learned while creating Museum of the Hidden City and advice for developing immersive narrative exhibitions.
Article Link: https://www.aam-us.org/2020/08/19/outside-inside-outdoor-exhibitions-in-the-era-of-covid-and-black-lives-matter/