Category: about

  • 2022 in review

    In a December tradition, I write a post about the highlights of my work each year. This year I am focusing on multisensory exhibits that opened in 2022—because exhibit planning can take months or years, I note the project phases completed in 2021. In the spring of 2022, the Please Touch Tour at Macculloch Hall […]

  • Descriptions are Boring!

    Recently, I attended a webinar series about creating museum exhibits. During this series, the presenter repeated a key phrase that got me thinking. “Descriptions are boring.” Then the presenter would remind his audience that people wanted interactive content—something to do. The first time I heard this phrase, I laughed out loud because descriptions are the […]

  • Challenge And Opportunity

    This post is the written version of a short presentation that I gave during the 2022 convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland. It discusses the challenges of convincing museums to add tactile and audio components to exhibits. Then I highlight instances where audio tools were used to convey information. The two […]

  • 2020 in review

    In December 2020, as I reflect on the year, I am struck by how completely the closure of physical spaces pushed activity online. My work was no exception. Meetings became conference calls, physical exhibits moved to websites, and in-person conferences were transformed into online presentations. collaboration was another theme for this year. I am thankful […]

  • user journey to building a website

    I created MuseumSenses last year, but I added most of its’ content after the Covid-19 pandemic started. Since many of us are spending a lot of time online now, I decided to write this post to draw back the curtain and reveal the process of creating a website and sharing content from it to my […]