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Participatory Engagement in Museums

I would like to invite you to brainstorm about Participatory Engagement in Museums. How can we define it? What are great examples of this type of engagement? How can museums expand their impact by engaging their audiences differently? I trust you to contribute with your creative ideas and personal experiences.

Participatory Engagement in Museums

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The Happy Show at MOCA – by Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh

Public2 | Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Cheryl Pope - Up Against, 2010. Working in the mediums of sculpture, video, installation, assemblage, drawing, and performance, Cheryl Pope addresses issues of connectivity and identity that inform the way in which we live our lives today.

Cool Interactive installation Trous des Memoires/Memory Gaps by Paprika in Montreal for Aires Libres, Aire Banque Nationale PD

Ivano Vitali - Maglione 2012. Installation with pages of newspapers

Satellite dish art

Dreamspace Liverpool by Andy Miah,

Gorgeous Deep Sea Room Activated by Movement - My Modern Metropolis

At large - museum and exhibition designers - Climbers & Creepers @ Kew

An urban art play in multiple acts, this staged installation colorfully spans brick walls, stone steps and wood facades as part of an art festival in Angers, France. It consists of 30,000 pieces of folded street origami. #street_art #paper_art

he Whitney Museum recently sponsored a public art project with artist Gary Simmons. To make the project, teens collected responses to the question, “What are you waiting for?” from their classmates and the larger community. The handwritten scraps of paper were then photographed, printed, and wheatpasted onto a wall, creating a layered, complex, and sometimes contradictory collection of voices and opinions. - OPENER FOR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!

Tokujin Yoshioka creates interiors, installations and architecture where people can feel the light with all their senses. He explores beauty born out of coincidence and beyond human imagination; his work echoes the beauty of nature with its ever-changing expression, giving the idea “that the design doesn’t even exist”.

Japanese design firm Nendo constructed a climbing wall using an eclectic mix of baroque picture frames, mirrors, deer heads, bird cages, and flower vases in Omotesando, an upscale shopping center in Tokyo. And she only went in for a bag of sugar !

While moving art out of the Botta building, our temporary storage area created this unusual mix of genres and styles. Does seeing works of art out of their normal context change the way you look at and think about them?

Family Art Lab | Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. A program for families with children 5 and older.

’Frozen Time’ Installation for a Japanese watch brand CITIZEN in Baselworld by Dorell.Ghotmeh.Tane / Architects. Photo © Takuji Shimmura.

1912-2012: Chronicles of a Creative Itinerary

The Art of Scent | Curve | Art, Scent, 1889, 2012, exhibition, Museum, Arts, Design, New, York, perfume, olfactory, Chandler, Burr, Diller, Scofidio, Renfro

Three-Story Slide by Carsten Höller, Tate Modern - London 2006

01 NET Z32 floating landscapes by numen « Landscape Architecture Works | Landezine

Big Air Package, Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany, 2010-13

Yo Shimada’s Post-It Note Structures | Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design

Play: An Uninhibited Act by Gutai

Doug Aitken jackhammered out a massive hole in a concrete gallery floor, filled it with water and installed underwater microphones to record and broadcast the sound of precise drips from the ceiling… and that’s just at the entrance.