Archive for the “Education” Category

Book Release – Fostering Empathy Through Museums

Studio Tectonic Principal, Seth Frankel, contributed a project case study chapter to the just-published book, Fostering Empathy Through Museums (July, 2016, edited by Elif M. Gokcigdem). The chapter is based on the community-wide impacts and efforts around the Chief Niwot – Legend & Legacy exhibition at the Boulder History Museum. It’s available through Amazon.com and directly from […]

Upcoming Book – Fostering Empathy Through Museums

Seth Frankel, Studio Tectonic’s principal, is a contributing author to a new professional book entitled Fostering Empathy Through Museums. Published by Rowman & Littlefield, the book release is scheduled for Spring, 2016, around the time of the American Alliance of Museums conference. For more about the book from the editor Elif Gokcigdem, please go to: Fostering Empathy Book Seth’s […]

AAM Session Accepted : Empathy & Evil: Moving Beyond ‘Good-guy/Bad-guy’ Narratives

Seth Frankel is leading a panel at the May, 2016 AAM Conference in Washington DC. The session title is Empathy & Evil: Moving Beyond ‘Good-guy/Bad-guy’ Narratives. Seth will be presenting with colleagues Mark Katrikh (Museum of Tolerance, CA), Dr. Adam Nilsen (Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, CA) and Sarah Pharaon (International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, NYC). […]

Tips on Use of a Multiple Languages in Exhibits

Wide ranging cultural institutions often wrestle with when and how to use multiple languages in their exhibitions. As well they should. Any institution, except for those in the most homogenous areas, need to be asking how their use of language embraces, pushes away or ignores visitor needs. This is also not a static analysis but rather important […]

International Network of Museums for Peace Conference

Seth Frankel presented on the creation and opening of the Sierra Leone Peace Museum at the 8th INMP conference – this year in South Korea. The conference occurs every three years at a different international location. Approximately 200 participants gathered at the NoGunRi Memorial near Gimcheon, in south central Korea. NoGunRi is the location of a peace […]

Museum Board as Consultants (What Outside Experts Bring)

On a recent AAM group chat site on LinkedIn, a posting presented a question about using board members instead of hired consultants. While this was mostly a discussion about making do in small museum environments, I read this with a bit of caution. I have seen board members successfully bring incredible expertise to institution. I […]

Everything is Incredible

What is the power of making? What power does it give the maker? This 10 minute film from the Rise Institute features Honduran helicopter maker, Agustín. With the dream of constructing a working helicopter from rubbish, his life focus is unyielding to his handicaps and poverty.