New Ways to Talk About Nature

Track
Exhibit Planning & Design
Start Day and Time
Tuesday May 9 8:45-10 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
227 America's Center
Description
In the interest of attracting new audiences and innovatively engaging existing audiences, natural history museums have begun to develop exhibitions and experiences based around partnerships that tell stories in new ways. This session will explore a range of case studies from natural history museums that outline different possibilities for working in partnerships, both internally and externally, to tell stories in new ways. It will explore why working in this way is important, the challenges and opportunities it brings, and the outcomes achieved.

Exhibit Planning and Design track generously supported by Monadnock Media

Learner Outcome
  1. Leave inspired to create your own nature-oriented programs, whatever your background, and understand trends in the nature education field.
  2. By hearing a range of first-hand experiences, understand strategies for taking risks and working with partners internally and externally.
  3. Leave with key insights and tips on the preparation and resources needed to engage in these new kinds of partnerships.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Alex Fairhead
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Exhibitions Manager,Natural History Museum,UK
Organization: 
The Natural History Museum
Bio
Alex is the Exhibitions and Interpretation Manager at the Natural History Museum in London. He was project director for their recent Colour and Vision temporary exhibition and has over eight years experience developing and delivering Museum exhibitions.
Presenter: 
Beth Redmond-Jones
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Senior Director of Public Programs
Organization: 
San Diego Natural History Museum
Bio
Beth Redmond-Jones is Senior Director of Public Programs at the San Diego Natural History Museum where she oversees exhibitions, education programming in U.S. and Baja California, and volunteers. She has developed and designed exhibitions and public programs for over 27 years for informal learning institutions. Beth was the project director for Extraordinary Ideas from Ordinary People: A History of Citizen Science.
Presenter: 
Ian Miller
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director of the Earth and Space Sciences
Organization: 
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Bio
Ian Miller is the curator of paleobotany as well as chair of the Denver Museum of Science and Nature's Earth Sciences department. He is the Team Leader for one of the Strategic Initiatives at DMNS entitled Colorado Experience.
Presenter: 
Karen Wise
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Principal
Bio
Natural History Museum of LA
Presenter: 
Rebecca Menlove
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Associate Director for Visitor Experience
Organization: 
Natural History Museum of Utah - University of Utah
Bio
Becky Menlove is the Associate Director for the Visitor Experience at the Natural History Museum of Utah where she oversees exhibits, school programs (in-house and across the state), and public programs (including volunteers and guest services). Becky oversaw design, development, and installation of ten permanent galleries at the Museum's home and continues to collaborate with the exhibit team in the development of new and innovative projects.