Upcoming Event in Chicago: Nina Simon on Participatory Culture

December 20, 2010

Chicago-area museum leaders are invited to join us on Tuesday, January 11 for a conversation with experience designer and museum consultant Nina Simon, who will share her vision for the future of cultural institutions as personal, dynamic, collaborative places for visitor engagement. The talk will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center.

The event, which is co-hosted by Slover Linett Strategies, the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, brings one of the museum field's most influential thinkers to Chicago for an interactive presentation to the city’s museum community.

Simon has been described as a “museum visionary” by Smithsonian Magazine. She is the principal of Museum 2.0, a design firm that works with cultural institutions worldwide on innovative projects that invite visitors to engage as collaborators and active participants. Nina is the author of The Participatory Museum (2010) and the popular Museum 2.0 blog. Previously, Nina served as curator at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA, and was an experience developer at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.

Simon’s talk will be geared to museum professionals. Admission is free, but reservations are required and space is limited. Please register no later than Friday, January 6 by clicking here.

Preston Bradley Hall
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street

8:30am–9:00am: Continental breakfast and conversation
9:00am-10:30am: Presentation and discussion

If you have questions, please contact Maureen Burns at the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs by email or at (312) 742-1761.

Category: Museums

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