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The Museum Life

The Museum Life

Friday at 7 AM Pacific

October 31st 2014:Listening to Communities in New Ways

This week’s program recaps a fabulous presentation I heard at the recent Association of Science-Technology conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Entitled Knowing Your Community: To Be More Interesting, Be More Interested, a panel of science center professionals led by Bill Booth described the transformations that are occurring in their institutions when they listened to what their communities had to say rather than what the institution wanted to hear. Bill and his colleague Kristin Leigh from Explora will share concrete tools and examples of how science centers—and all cultural institutions

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Bill Booth

Bill Booth is an independent consultant, working with museums and community organizations, helping them learn, plan, and increase their impact. He is also a senior consultant for museum funding for the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and consults with the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation helping community organizations increase their impact and relevance. Bill began his science center career in 1978 as a volunteer at the Cranbrook Museum of Science in Michigan. Since that time he has worked in all aspects of museum education, exhibitions and administration. He was Vice President of Exhibits and Programs at The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia and was the Founding P
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Kristin Leigh

Kristin Leigh is the Deputy Director and Director of Community Engagement at Explora in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is responsible for membership, development, external relations, education, and exhibits. Kristin holds a Master in Education degree in Science Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University. She received an Informal Learning Certificate from the Center for Informal Learning and Schools at the Exploratorium and participated in Cohort 6 of the Noyce Leadership Institute. Kristin sits on the Informal Learning Committee of the Board of the National Science Education Leadership Association and has worked on a number of National Science Foundation-funded projects, like P
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