Green Initiatives

By Meg Clovis
The Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum (MCARLM) is located at San Lorenzo Park in King City, CA—a rural community of 13,248 people in the southern Salinas Valley. The museum first opened its doors in 1983. The nucleus of the museum centers on large collection of farm equipment and artifacts that reflect over a century of farming in the Salinas Valley. These...
By Ruth Shelly
Opening April 22, 2014, Outdoor Adventure, the newest permanent exhibit at Portland Children’s Museum, has transformed more than 1.3 acres of previously inaccessible land into an intentional, education-based outdoor play space where every area is designed to support learning through play in nature.
Portland Children’s Museum is the only children’s museum in the nation that also...
By Hikmet Sidney Loe
The Western Museum Association (WMA) is excited to bring visitors to Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty during a Pre-Conference Tour at the 2013 Annual Meeting. Read more about what’s in store…
Photo by Hikmet Sidney Loe, www.hikmetsidneyloe.com


By the time the American artist Robert Smithson determined he wanted to create a monumental earthwork in the late 1960s, he was...
New Ideas in Green Exhibit Design
By Adam Mikos
Recently, I attended an exhibitSEED workshop, presented by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).  Established as a green and sustainable exhibition development resource, this two-year project is rolling out workshops in several cities across the U.S., starting with Portland.
Initially, exhibitSEED and their Green Exhibit Checklist were a...
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is presenting 5 regional workshops this spring on sustainable exhibit development. At this one-day hands-on workshop, exhibit developers, designers, and fabricators will discuss practical skills for creating more sustainable interactive exhibits. The workshop will focus on case studies and concrete tools that allow exhibit teams to make more...
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