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Camp Cowabunga! Emeritus Director Describes New Exhibit at the Topeka Zoo

Former Topeka Zoo director, Gary Clarke, describes the kids’ activities we’ve developed at the new Camp Cowabunga exhibit. The exhibit will be based on the nearly 200 African safaris he guided. The exhibit will open in the summer of 2018. Studio Tectonic is providing the exhibit interactive and visitor experience elements for the project. Overall exhibit […]

Book Release – Heritage and Peacebuilding

Studio Principal, Seth Frankel, was recently published in a new book, “Heritage and Peacebuilding”. The book is part of the Heritage Matters series by the International Centre for Cultural & Heritage Studies. The book explores one of the most critical issues of our time: whether heritage can contribute to a more peaceful society and future. […]

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). […]

Exhibit Booth Made of Paper

At the recent National Association for Interpretation conference in Denver, we designed and fabricated our expo hall booth nearly entirely from recycled cardboard. Using 1″ thick packing honeycomb pads we cut the large sheets into strips and stacked/hot glued the pieces together leaving room for photos and some LED strip lighting. Text was applied of lettering from our vinyl cutter. […]

Best of Papers – 8th International Conference of Museums for Peace

Seth Frankel’s paper Sierra Leone Peace Museum: A Remembrance of Violence, Peace and Rebuilding was recently published as a Best Conference Papers by the No Gun Ri International Peace Foundation in South Korea. Studio Tectonic is pleased to have been able to participate and been recognized for its work about this important museum. Click HERE to […]