I most recently worked for National Museums Scotland in a freelance capacity managing the development of the mechanical and hands-on exhibits for the new Science and Technology galleries which opened in July 2016. You can see some of the individual exhibits in this blog post.
Previously, I worked for the Museum as a staff member in two different jobs. I joined in January 2005 to deliver the Connect gallery. In 2007, I was appointed as ‘Interactive Displays Manager’ for the redevelopment of the Chambers Street Museum which re-opened in July 2011.
Most of my blog posts from August 2011 to January 2012 relate to my time on the redevelopment project, managing the development of all the interactive and audio-visual elements in the new galleries. These include: Building the Prayer Wheel House, Telling stories with film, Making Music and Digital technology in museum displays.
The Connect gallery opened in February 2006 and soon became a firm favourite with regular museum visitors. Its refurbishment formed part of the redevelopment of the whole west wing of the museum with a total of six Science and Technology galleries which opened in July 2016.