Museums are Perfectionist Control Freaks

In 2010, Nina Simon published The Participatory Museum and taught museum folks that we need to invite visitors to “create, share, and connect with each other around content.” Since then, many of us have internalized that museums should give visitors more control over content

The issue is, we don’t. 

I keep asking myself, “why are museums still stuck in 2009 with the premier of Glee and Obama’s first inauguration (yah, it’s been that long)?!?”  One answer that I keep coming back to is that museums are perfectionist control freaks. 

To learn how we can be less control-freaky, read the full blog post:


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