How do museums in small cities gain and wield soft power? Interview with Ngaire Blankenberg

Ngaire Blankenberg is Director, Europe and Principal Consultant at Lord Cultural Resources, where she has worked for the past eight years. Lord Cultural Resources is one of the largest consultancies specializing in museums and urban cultural planning. Ngaire is the co-editor of the book Cities, Museums and Soft Power. Can you define “Soft Power” for…

What do Stories Do? Interview with Lane Beckes

A few weeks ago I shared a post questioning whether storytelling was an appropriate or useful format for museums exhibitions. This post received a number of comments, including people suggesting that stories evoke emotions, and that emotions are important for learning. In order to better understand how stories work, I interviewed Lane Beckes, Assistant Professor…