MCN Pro Workshop: ‘Just Push Record: Video Recording Booths for Visitors’

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 – 2pm EST/11am PST (60 minutes) 

Description: Have you thought about adding a video recording booth to your galleries? Over the past ten years, booths have become popular for encouraging visitors to record their own responses to museum experiences and have taken a variety of forms in museum galleries across the country. This one-hour workshop will explore a few different styles of video recording booths and their application to the gallery experience. Styles explored will include: permanent installations in the gallery, special exhibition stations, and traveling project recording components. We will discuss the pros and cons of implementation choices, some emerging trends including social media integration, and tips on how to employ a booth for your upcoming project, with lots of time for Q&A. Participants that would benefit from this workshop include those who work in education, interpretation or social media, or museums interested in community outreach and storytelling.

Host: Kristin Bayans, Interpretive Media Specialist, Portland Art Museum
Speakers: Susan Wigodner, Exhibition Media Manager, 9/11 Memorial Museum; Jennifer Foley, Head of Interpretation, Cleveland Museum of Art; and Taylor Hoffman, former exhibition facilitator for an installation titled, “The Truth Booth”.