According to Fred Rogers, "play is really the work of childhood." For many of us, play is for children and work is for grown-ups, but what happens when you grow up and find yourself working at play for a living? As a 15-year industry veteran, Peter Olson will share an insider’s perspective on a day in the life of a Play Worker.
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Goats, Gourds and Grandmas
BY BRENDA BAKER
@ VOL 20
ON DEC 01, 2016
Brend Baker's work as a visual artist and Director of Exhibitions at Madison Children's Museum is inspired by motherhood, childhood and the minutia, humor, playfulness and mundaneness of family life. She is inspired by the stories of the incredible people she meets, and the relics, smells, tastes and sounds of the world around her.
The creatures of the Geffrye Museum
BY SONIA SOLICARI
@ VOL 13
ON APR 27, 2017
The Geffrye Museum has been offering up its space to PechaKucha London since last year, so it was only fitting that the new Cheif Exectuive Sonia Solicari of The Geffrye Museum gave a talk at Vol 13!
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The Importance of Free Play
BY KAREN KATZ
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 24, 2016
Karen Katz has 18 years of experience developing and designing exhibits. Her BA in Anthropology and MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning and Design earned her the position as the Director of Exhibits for the Cleveland Children's Museum. But it was her experience as a parent that taught her the importance of free play which amplified her ability to design truly impactful exhibits for children.
BY PEPIJN REESER
@ VOL 21
ON NOV 01, 2017
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Preview of National Museum of African American Music
BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 26
ON OCT 18, 2017
Beecher Hicks, III - A look at the future of the National Museum of African American Music in downtown Nashville