Client Projects

Overhauled the conceptual framework and wrote all texts for aquarium exhibit, From the Mountains to the Sea, to meet learning and de-colonizing goals.

Overhauled the conceptual framework and wrote all texts for aquarium exhibit, From the Mountains to the Sea, to meet learning and de-colonizing goals.

Overhauled the conceptual framework and texts for aquarium exhibit, From the Mountains to the Sea, to meet learning and decolonizing goals.

WORLDWIDE

CMTM-crop_edited.jpg

Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine

Portland, ME

Overhauled the conceptual framework and wrote all texts for aquarium exhibit, From the Mountains to the Sea, to meet learning and de-colonizing goals.

Overhauled the conceptual framework and wrote all texts for aquarium exhibit, From the Mountains to the Sea, to meet learning and de-colonizing goals.

Researched and wrote all graphic panel texts for Preview Center of new museum exploring technology history, hands-on STEM, and tomorrow’s technology today.

(With Quatrefoil Associates)

WORLDWIDE

Discovery-Center-at-Waters-Edge-LOGO--crop.jpg

Discovery Center at Water’s Edge

Belcamp, MD

Overhauled the conceptual framework and wrote all texts for aquarium exhibit, From the Mountains to the Sea, to meet learning and de-colonizing goals.

Overhauled the conceptual framework and wrote all texts for aquarium exhibit, From the Mountains to the Sea, to meet learning and de-colonizing goals.

Developed exhibit frameworks, and trained staff in evaluation-driven prototyping for planned exhibition Kids at Work, exploring child labor in history and today.

WORLDWIDE

winooskilogo.jpg

Heritage Winooski Mill Museum

Winooski, VT

Overhauled the conceptual framework and wrote all texts for aquarium exhibit, From the Mountains to the Sea, to meet learning and de-colonizing goals.

Overhauled the conceptual framework and wrote all texts for aquarium exhibit, From the Mountains to the Sea, to meet learning and de-colonizing goals.

STEM Exhibition conceptual planning, content development, and label writing in complete gallery overhaul of historic museum to incorporate family-friendly hands-on interactives. (with Chris Sullivan Creative Consulting)

WORLDWIDE

Black%20and%20White%20Train_edited.jpg

Corporate Museum

Maine

Overhauled the conceptual framework and wrote all texts for aquarium exhibit, From the Mountains to the Sea, to meet learning and de-colonizing goals.

Overhauled the conceptual framework and wrote all texts for aquarium exhibit, From the Mountains to the Sea, to meet learning and de-colonizing goals.

Co-developed with staff a new evaluation-driven exhibit development process. Conducted staff training exhibition visioning sessions for early childhood and climate resilience exhibitions.

WORLDWIDE

MODS-Crop.jpg

Museum of Discovery and Science

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Overhauled the conceptual framework and wrote all texts for aquarium exhibit, From the Mountains to the Sea, to meet learning and de-colonizing goals.

Overhauled the conceptual framework and wrote all texts for aquarium exhibit, From the Mountains to the Sea, to meet learning and de-colonizing goals.

Led visioning session, built prototype interactives, and coached staff in formative evaluation for overhaul of iconic, but under-performing, historic LEGO® exhibition.

WORLDWIDE

LEGO_edited.jpg

SEE Science Center

Bedford, NH

VMNH 2nd floor view-halfsize Crop.jpg

Overhauled the conceptual framework and wrote all texts for aquarium exhibit, From the Mountains to the Sea, to meet learning and de-colonizing goals.

Overhauled the conceptual framework and wrote all texts for aquarium exhibit, From the Mountains to the Sea, to meet learning and de-colonizing goals.

Developed conceptual-phase exhibition master plan incorporating interactives, living and natural history collections, and outdoor experiences for new river-front museum and campus.

(With Quatrefoil Associates)

WORLDWIDE

Virginia Museum of Natural History

Waynesboro, VA

What Clients Are Saying

VMNH 2nd floor view-halfsize Crop.jpg

Joe Kieper, PhD

Executive Director

Virginia Museum of Natural History

Betsy transformed our  natural history expertise into exhibits  with digestible stories that connect to our diverse constituents’ outdoor experiences.

Joe Cox

President & CEO

Museum of Discovery and Science

During our exhibits planning workshop, Betsy guided great conversation and empowered our team with new skills and expanded confidence.  

CMTM-crop.png

Lucia Stancioff

Deputy Director

Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine

Betsy was so easy to work with (and fun!). With a lot of cooks in the kitchen, she turned all our ideas into clear, educational signage that will last us for a long time.

Contributions to the Field

Workshops & Presentations

Role Play the Way: A New Direction of Imaginative Learning

Museums and Communities Working to Build Back Better

Build (Your Community) Back Better: Using museum practices for community and urban planning

Little “e” evaluation: DIY Methods for Busy Museum Professionals

Low Tech/No Tech Live-Action Role Playing Games for Public Audiences

Hacking the World - Imagining the Post-Pandemic Museum

Beyond Hands-on: Tapping the Non-touch Senses in Exhibitions

Project Management Potholes: Avoiding Blowouts on Your Next Exhibit Project 

Exhibit Project Management ABCs

Butterfly Gardens & Beyond: Interpreting Green Space

They’re doing what!?: Using Timing and Tracking to Understand How Visitors Really Use Your Exhibits

 

Bringing the Public into Your Sandbox Without Getting Sand in Your Face – or Theirs

Publications & Partnerships

Going Rogue for Good: Free the Museum”, Exhibition journal, Fall 2021

“Dream Big(ger): From Building Exhibitions to Building a Better City”, Exhibition journal, Spring 2021

Collaborative Research: Functional and evolutionary bases of substrate-specificity in wood-decaying basidiomycetes [NSF IOS-1456777, CoPI]

From the Lab to The Neighborhood: An Interactive Living Exhibit For Advancing STEM Engagement With Urban Systems In Science Museums [NSF AISL-1323168, CoPI]

Exhibit Lab: Developing a Community of Practitioners

[IMLS award# MP-00-11-0049-11]