Multimedia Forum

Video | 2015: San Jose, CA
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Michael Wall
Vice President of Research and Public Programs, San Diego Natural History Museum

Naiveté, Origin Stories and the Venn Diagrams of our Lives

Does your origin story reflect the way that you approach projects? How has opportunity and serendipity shaped your story? Is your knowledge of the...

Video | 2015: San Jose, CA
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Paul Gabriel
Educational Consultant/Educational Therapist


Are your museum’s objects objectified? What makes objects worthy of aesthetic appreciation and interpretation? What are the implications of excluding context and certain interpretations? Are museums truly open-access? How much...

Presentation | 2015: San Jose, CA

You are probably familiar with the requirements of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) for physical accessibility in your institution. But how do you bring exhibits alive to create inclusive experiences that meet the needs of visitors with a wide range of cognitive and sensory differences? In a lively...

Article | 2014: Las Vegas, NV

The Western Museums Association (WMA) presents the second installment of WestMusings | 10 Minute Museum Talks, which took place during the 79th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas on...

Presentation | 2014: Las Vegas, NV

Museum educators have a variety of roles and duties, and may fill volunteer, part-time, full-time, seasonal, or permanent positions. These educators often come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, including teacher education, museum studies, the museum's content specialty, and the performing arts. With all the different background...