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Michael Burns

Partner and Director of Design Strategies

Michael Burns

Michael W. Burns Partner | Director of Design Strategies | For over 25 years, Michael has been designing award-winning exhibitions and experiences for museums and other cultural institutions around the country. With a reputation for inventive solutions, Michael leads our multidisciplinary team of designers, media specialists, engineers, and content developers. He was formerly the Director of Exhibition Design at the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Creative Director at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Michael is also the Founder and Executive Director of The Omnimuseum Project, a non-profit think tank devoted to envisioning ways of activating the “museum experience” in the everyday world.