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Nina Simon’s web-inspired approach to exhibits & partnerships

by Alicia Akins

Arts Policy Library: The Participatory Museum

Nina Simon (photo credit: Nina Simon)

Nina Simon (photo credit: Nina Simon)

“This may sound messy,” Nina Simon, engineer turned experience designer, writes of participatory projects. “It may [also] sound tremendously exciting.”

Written in 2010 as a handbook for museum professionals who want to engage audiences in deeper forms of participation, The Participatory Museum presents Nina Simon’s social, web-inspired approach to exhibits and partnerships. At the time of writing, Simon was a highly sought-after experience designer whose philosophy was made popular through her blog, Museum 2.0. Part argument for participation and part toolbox, The Participatory Museum aims to inspire readers’ enthusiasm about participatory design and prepare them to launch their own successful projects.

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Related: Interviews with Nina Simon about the book:


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