Walking into the museum where I worked and trying to see it from an outsider’s perspective wasn’t easy. What made it particularly difficult was being instructed to present an object on view in a way that was completely unfamiliar to me. Still, when the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute hosted the Creativity Incubator, I was game.
Lia Tamborra of Museum Hack, one of the Museum Mavericks for the session, told us to shake things up. We had certain key points to hit, but there seemed to be almost too much freedom. We could have opinions about the piece and make our little group presentations personal - both of which are often discouraged in Museum Education, as they can influence a visitor too much. Still, my team of new colleagues and I gave it our best shot and came up with something that I think was actually a lot of fun.