Posts Tagged “Museums”

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 […]

Broncos Superbowl Museum Wager!

If you haven’t heard, the Denver Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum have wagered on the Superbowl. The winning team’s museum will be temporarily loaned a work depicting the vanquished mascot. So, in the spirit of all things Superbowl and Denver, Studio Tectonic is making itself available, pro bono, to design the winning exhibition to […]

Potent Objects

Studio Tectonic is currently planning and designing the Peace Museum in Sierra Leone which communicates the story of its brutal civil war. On a recent planning trip, I worked with the museum team to help develop the master plan for the museum which will open in phases – starting in late 2013.  Part of the […]

NEWS: BEER! Boulder’s History on Tap

Pleased to report that Boulder History Museum’s BEER! Boulder’s History on Tap opened to the public on March 1st. The exhibit is on display until October 27th. View this project on the Studio Tectonic website here: BEER! Boulder’s History on Tap View a recent article and video including interview with the exhibition curator and Studio […]

NEWS: Grant Awarded – Sites of Conscience Project Support Fund

In collaboration with the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Studio Tectonic’s work is being supported by a 2013 Project Support Fund grant through the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. This grant is for in-country planning of the national Peace Museum to serve as a living commemoration, archive, and memorial in this West African nation’s […]

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 […]