Interactive exhibits: innovate or evolve?

Interactive exhibits: innovate or evolve?

This blog post is an attempt to round up the discussion at a session I chaired at the BIG Event in July*.  BIG is a skills-sharing network for individuals involved in the communication of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. It’s been...
The art and science of electricity

The art and science of electricity

  This week for a client proposal I’ve been pulling together all the electricity exhibitions, exhibits and activities that I’ve worked on over the years. There have certainly been a few! Electricity is a great topic to cover with hands-on exhibits but...
Science and Technology Interactives at National Museum of Scotland

Science and Technology Interactives at National Museum of Scotland

Today is the public opening of the new galleries at the National Museum of Scotland: Six new Science and Technology galleries and four from the department of Art and Design. This is the most recent phase of the Masterplan for the Victorian building on the Chambers...
If the world were a village….

If the world were a village….

….a hands-on educational activity for 7-11 year olds In spring last year, I was approached by Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Limited about the design and manufacture of a hands-on activity as part of their education programme. Global Renewables run...
Dark Skies, Kielder

Dark Skies, Kielder

Earlier this year, I worked with Abound Design who were commissioned by Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust, on behalf of the Animating Dark Skies Project Partnership,  to produce indoor interpretation at their Kielder Castle and Tower Knowe Visitor...
Sustainable Interactive Interpretation (yes, really!)

Sustainable Interactive Interpretation (yes, really!)

This is the content of a talk that I gave with Ken Boyd of FifeX at the Scottish Museums Federation conference and AGM last week. I promised to share the slides and some web links but as the slides are just photos I thought I’d better write some text too! The...