If you didn’t get the chance to attend the USS Constitution Museum‘s wonderful One Size Fits All? conference last fall, fear not: they’ve uploaded videos of each presenter to their website. (If you’re not familiar with the Family Learning Forum website, then you really should be – it started off great and keeps getting better.)
Lyn Dierking, Sea Grant Professor in Free-Choice Learning at Oregon State University and co-author, with John Falk, of some brilliant books about museum visitor and learning experiences, spoke about patterns of family learning in society and museums.
Lynn McRainey and John Russick of the Chicago History Museum spoke about their experiences in re-designing their museum’s gallery space to be more kid- and family-friendly.
Judy Rand, a museum consultant, spoke about the hilarious and sometimes depressing tour through Label Land that she has undertaken, and offers a model for process.
Finally, Ann Grimes Rand, President of the USS Constitution Museum, gave a wonderful talk about her museums process in designing more family-friendly exhibits, and a preview of exhibits to come.
All of the presentations are fun, informative, and well worth your time – check them out!