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Happy New Year! Two Free Books! And Watermelon!

Museum 2.0

I published The Participatory Museum in March (with help from many of you!) Thank you so much for hosting me, picking me up at airports, taking me to karaoke bars, showing me secret parts of your museums, helping me find vegetarian food, and sharing your ideas, dreams, and schemes for the future. The most peaceful, personal, emergent science center I've ever visited. I prefer to think of this as "personalized character." Milwaukee!) Dear Museum 2.0

Wandering Down the "Don't Touch" Line

Museum 2.0

I grew up professionally in the science and children's museum field, where touching is guaranteed and floor staff spend more time helping visitors learn and ensuring their personal safety than they do protecting the objects. We do have friendly gallery hosts, but not every hour of the day. This is only going to become a bigger issue for us as we invite in new audiences and incorporate more participatory experiences throughout the museum.