Designing for Impact

Presenter(s): 

Janet L. Gallimore, Executive Director and State Historic Preservation Officer, Idaho State Historical Society
Dr. Gloria Totoricagüena, Idaho Policy and Consulting LLC
Liz Hobson, Museum Administrator, Idaho State Museum
Randy’L Teton, Public Affairs Manager, Shoshone Bannock Tribe

Moderator: 

Janet L. Gallimore, Executive Director and State Historic Preservation Officer, Idaho State Historical Society

Track: 

  • Community Engagement, Visitor Experience

To deepen Idahoans’ connection to their state, build a statewide sense of community, and create an essential resource for education, the Idaho State Museum was designed for impact. ISHS connected Idaho’s past to the present; integrated Idaho’s cultural diversity throughout the visitor experience; and used a multidisciplinary approach to maximize historical literacy across subjects. This session explores engagement practices used to achieve statewide resonance, understand affective outcomes of the museum experience, and respond to community needs.