January 11, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Harris School of Public Policy Studies
1155 E. 60th St.
In today's cultural landscape, people don't just consume art experiences — they want to participate as well. In this interactive session, Nina Simon will share her vision for the future of museums as personal, dynamic, collaborative places for visitor engagement.
Nina Simon is an independent exhibit designer who has been described as a "museum visionary" by Smithsonian Magazine. She is the principal of Museum 2.0, a design firm that works with cultural institutions worldwide on innovative projects that invite visitors to engage as collaborators and active participants. Nina is the author of The Participatory Museum (2010) and the popular Museum 2.0 blog. Previously, Nina served as curator at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA, and was the Experience Development Specialist at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.