Pop up museums - Gemma Hutton, Higgins , Bedford
presentation given at West Midlands Museum Policy Forum Open Day, PopUp, Tagging and LettingGo event at Ironbridge, 16 Oct. 2012
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Pop up museums - Gemma Hutton, Higgins , Bedford
On pop-up museums… Gemma HuttonMarketing Officer at The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum, Bedford
‘The social web has ushered in a dizzying set of tools and design patternsthat make participation more accessible than ever.They [the public] expect the ability to discuss, share, and remix what theyconsume. When people can actively participate with cultural institutions,those places become central to cultural and community life. ‘Nina Simon, The Participatory Museum
A call to update Henry Wellcome’s curious collection.• Bring us a thing during our great bring-a-thing-athon.• Bring this, bring that, bring the other, just nothing bigger than your head.• Lend it, gift it, or if you cant bear to part with it, upload a photo of it.• Snooping is positively encouraged, so tell your friends about Things.• No one should miss this feast for the voyeur!
• ‘So how can museums keep their displays up-to-date without spending millions of pounds?’• ‘Everyone’s making feature films: they need to be making news programmes.’• “These events are brilliant if they encourage people to look again,” he says. “But our starting point is, ‘How do we communicate history?’ We’re not a theatre; we are not about one-off emotional experiences.” ‘Flexible Thinking’ Museums Journal, October 2012