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Designing Museum Experiences—Now the Number #1 New Release in the Museum Industry on Amazon!
About Designing Museum Experiences
Designing Museum Experiences is a how-to book for creating visitor-centered museums that emotionally and intellectually connect with museum visitors, stakeholders, and donors.
Museums are changing from static, monolithic, and encyclopedic institutions to visitor-centric institutions. The shared authority allows museums and visitors to become co-creators of content.
Designing Museum Experiences leads readers through the methods and tools of the three stages of a museum visit (pre-visit, in-person visit, and post-visit). The objective is to motivate visitors to return to the museum in the future. This museum visitation loop creates meaningful intellectual, emotional, and experiential value for the visitor.
Designing Museum Experiences Endorsements
"Mark Walhimer has envisioned the museum of the future as a learning organization that is constantly adapting and changing to meet the needs of its community. The many ideas, tools, and strategies contained in these pages can help museums build more effective visitor-centered experiences and a more sustainable future."
—Charlie Walter, director, Mayborn Museum Complex, Baylor University
"Designing Museum Experiences is what the museum field needs now more than ever. As global communities grapple with a plethora of disruptive issues, centering on meaningful visitor experiences is key to helping our communities navigate it all. Walhimer provides a well-researched, thoughtful, and accessible resource to transition museums (from the inside out) from object-centered organizations to people-centered ones."
—Christy S. Coleman, American historian, executive director Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, and former CEO of the American Civil War Museum
"Designing Museum Experiences combines thought-provoking ideas on the future of museums with action-orientated advice based on Walhimer's decades of experience in the field. Essential reading for anyone working in museums."
—Jim Richardson, founder, MuseumNext
MARK WALHIMER is a managing partner of Museum Planning, LLC, a museum consultancy, and a part-time industrial design professor. Before starting his company, Walhimer held positions at Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, California; the Children's Museum of Indianapolis;
Museum Planning, LLC