Exhibit Development Processes Must Change! (Act II)

Track
Exhibit Planning & Design
Start Day and Time
Tuesday May 9 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
131 America's Center
Description
The session will be a lively give-and-take among professionals engaged in developing artistic experiences for audiences, but from several points of view. Topics include making more room for creative problem-solving, making the process less rigid while meeting deadlines, more fully involving audiences during formative moments, and refining the final product after the grand opening.

Exhibit Planning and Design track generously supported by Monadnock Media

Learner Outcome
  1. Learn about the creative development processes used in contemporary theater production.
  2. Learn strategies to shift the current exhibit development process to allow more time for creative problem solving.
  3. Identify ways to more fully engage audiences during and after the exhibit and play development process.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Jenny Sayre Ramberg
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Dir. Exhibit Planning & Design, Exhibits & Design
Organization: 
National Aquarium
Bio
Jenny-Sayre Ramberg is the Director of Exhibit Planning and Design at the National Aquarium bringing over 25 years of experience to building teams to create exhibit experiences. She previously worked creating new exhibitions at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA and at The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA.
Presenter: 
Kathleen McLean
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Principal
Organization: 
Independent Exhibitions
Bio
Kathleen McLean is principal of Ind-X, a consulting firm for award-winning museum exhibitions. 2008-2012 she was creative director for design and reinstallation of OMCA Galleries. 1994-2004 she was Dir., Center for Public Exhibitions & Programs at the Exploratorium. Author of The Convivial Museum, Visitor Voices in Museum Exhibitions, and Planning for People in Museum Exhibitions, she was selected for 2006 AAM Centennial Honor Role.
Presenter: 
Marsha Coplon
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director of Education, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
Bio
In 1994 Marsha joined Syracuse Stage as Director of Educational Services. She also co-directed a University touring show for children. In June 1998, Marsha became The Rep's first Director of Education. She is also artistic supervisor of The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company--a professional touring troupe presenting literature-based theatre for young audiences. Marsha holds a BS in special education and an MAT in communication arts.
Presenter: 
Scott Miller
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Artistic Director, New Line Theatre
Bio
Artistic Director Scott Miller has been directing musicals since 1981, and he founded New Line Theatre in 1991. He has written the book, music, and lyrics for nine musicals, as well as two non-musical plays. His play Head Games has been produced in St. Louis, Los Angeles, London, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. His 2006 musical Johnny Appleweed was nominated for four Kevin Kline Awards.
Presenter: 
Susan Ades
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
Director, Smithsonian Exhibits
Bio
Susan Ades is Director of Smithsonian Exhibits and oversees a staff of designers, project managers, model makers, fabricators and graphics specialists who provide exhibition services to the Smithsonian's many museums and program offices. She started at the Smithsonian in 1990 as a project director at the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), becoming Director of Exhibits at the National Zoo in 1997.