Multimedia Forum

Presentation | 2013: Salt Lake City, UT

In the museums of the future, there is an assumption that technological bells-and-whistles will rule. But technology isn’t always the best solution when adding interaction or content to an exhibition or gallery; in fact, when used as a catch-all solution, technology can be more of a headache than a quick fix. So when is it the best time to “...

Presentation | 2013: Salt Lake City, UT

In an improving economy, many institutions are ready to consider a move from strategic planning to the design and construction of new or renovated facilities. This session will present the issues to consider in making this transition including funding, board and community relations, sustainable design and the museum environment, and the design...

Presentation | 2013: Salt Lake City, UT

In the process of developing a new strategic plan, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) developed self-reflective questions regarding its mission and vision. UMFA staff visited museums in Seattle, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and Austin with the aim of studying variations of best practice to guide this work. By developing a clear, strategic...

Presentation | 2013: Salt Lake City, UT

It’s fine to talk about what makes for good text, but in the real world, we rarely get to write it from scratch. In this session, experienced rewriters walk you through their process of turning curatorial or scientific essays into compelling interpretive text. This session begins with a research-supported overview of what makes good exhibit...

Video | 2013: Salt Lake City, UT
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Carrie Snow
Manager of Collections Care, Church History Museum

Roll Models...Talking Derby

Has your museum gone through periods of birth, heyday, death, rebirth, and renaissance? What phase is your museum career in? Has your museum had to revitalize its mission, programming, or funding sources,...

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