Consulting:

My expertise is in creating and guiding relevant, interactive participatory museum projects.

In some cases my work will involve developing and implementing projects, in others, I work with staff to create new processes or strategies for engagement through programs and exhibitions, revising existing practices, or creating new ones.

For new projects, often I will come during the early stages, leading exhibition development or design from Concept through implementation on a range of project scales. This includes working with teams consisting of staff, boards, community groups, and architecture teams.

Writing:

In working on grants, I often contribute to fleshing out frameworks to concepts in order to pursue funding or project proposals.

Workshops and teaching:

I do half-day to week-long workshops.

Client List:

Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
Asian Art Museum
Baltimore Museum of Art
Children’s Creativity Museum (formerly Zeum)
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Dallas Museum of Art
Exploratorium
Frog Design
Golden Gate Parks Conservancy
Gyroscope Museum Exhibits
– Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
– The Leonardo
– The Bishop Museum
Hope Lab
Intervista VRML
New Mexico Highlands University
Oakland Museum of California
Rucker Design Group
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre
Salon.com
Silicon Graphics
Speck Design
Stanford University
Walker Art Center
West Office Exhibition Design
– California Science Center
– Las Vegas Springs Preserve
Xerox PARC

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