Berkshire Museum and I are presenting a session this week at the New England Museum Association conference where we hope to talk with participants about designing exhibits for social experiences. Is it the concept? the design? do we think too much about just interactions for families and not enough for adult visitors? Are there exhibit elements that automatically make an exhibit sociable or unsociable? (For an important take on this, take a look at Kathy McLean's new book, The Convivial Museum.)
Sociable museum activities happen anywhere.
Top to bottom: MassMoca, photo by Drew Harty; American Museum of Natural History, and the Rijksmuseum.