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Museum Consultants

Most new museums, science centers and larger exhibitions are created by a group of consultants assembled to plan, fund raise, develop, design and project manage the exhibition(s).

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Innovation in Museums

A typical museum project is 2-4 years in development. What if the museums were designed by virtual teams assembled only for a specific project and the project team is divided into two parts, the Research and Development team and "Off the shelf" team? 70% of most museum projects are repackaging of existing technologies and solutions, while 30% are unique to the project. By having the "Off the shelf" team working on project management of known solutions it frees resources for the Research and Development Team to create innovative solutions.

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Alcatraz Traveling Exhibition !

Have been hired by Alcatraz Cruises to project manage the new 2800 square foot traveling exhibition "Alcatraz: Life on the Rock". The exhibition is opening at Ellis Island October 2011. Prior to the opening we would like to evaluate the exhibition with the general public. We are interested in finding a California Bay Area venue that would be available to host the exhibition for 2-3 weeks during March or April for visitor evaluation. We would cover costs during the exhibition evaluation and there would be no cost for the exhibition rental.

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Museum Planning on Facebook

In the spirit of the new year and experimentation, I have set up a facebook page for Museum Planning. Interested to see how much traffic such a site would generate. If you like the page please click the "like" button

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Hub Museum

There are approximately 17,000 museums in the United States. That number includes Science Centers, Natural History Museums, Art Museums, Local History and Children’s Museums. In March 2010 I returned from a year in Asia. As with any good trip, I had lots of time for reflection and the advantage of perspective; being on the other side of the world does that. While sitting in my hotel in Bangkok, I started thinking of all of the museums all over the world and the current economy. My first thought was, “How can they all survive?”. The easy answer is “they won’t survive”.

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Construction Has Halted at Los Angeles Museum

"The directors of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art have ordered work to stop on the second phase of a three-part, $450 million renovation and expansion plan until they can raise more money, The Los Angeles Times reported. The decision to halt the project was prompted by a report on the museum’s finances issued by Moody’s Investors Services last week."

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