Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Aesthetic of Nimble

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Michael Burns Today, when people in museums ask us to design a “permanent” gallery our response is different than it once was. “Permanence” is a term people use to indicate resilience, or longevity, but permanence, in an age of rapid change is no longer a matter of simply building sturdy, […]

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Is Innovation Beside the Point?

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Michael Burns How many museums out there with participatory spaces designed around “innovation” actually believe one of your visitors will invent an entirely new concept, or method, or product in your space? I’d guess you’d say that’s not your intention. Many of today’s science and tech museums push the idea […]

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