Matt  Kirchman

Matt Kirchman

Matt Kirchman is an interpretive planner and exhibit developer. His company, ObjectIDEA, works with museums, designers, and architects to plan visitor experiences of all kinds. He most often works with museums in transition – they’re renovating a gallery; expanding the facility; contemplating their brand and identity; or building from scratch. ObjectIDEA is a small firm. Matt and his associate, Jack Pittenger, are currently working with the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on a new permanent exhibition, with Walden Pond (in Concord, MA) on a new visitor center facility, and with the Rockpile Museum in Gillette, Wyoming in tandem with a new architectural plan. He was the exhibit developer for “Dear Boston, Messages from the Marathon Memorial” that was acknowledged by this year’s AAM’s Excellence in Exhibition Awards. Matt has degrees in design and experiential education. Website: