Elastic Museum

This blog is written by Maria Mortati and was developed to share work and insights around experimental museum projects.

Museum projects

Reading “On Display” by Margaret Hall

Recently got this in the mail. It’s quite the tome. Published in 1987, it’s an interesting and encyclopaedic review of what goes into an exhibition. I studied art and design and made exhibitions, not Museum […]

Mar, 08

Recommended Reading: The Hammer Report

I’m putting together a recommended reading  list for a project. At the top is the newly released ” HAMMER REPORT” out of Machine Project. This is a tome of projects and lessons learned during their […]

Feb, 23

Minimalist Art and a Pizza

“Minimalists hated animals”. Who knew? In this short, artist Michael O’Malley developed a brilliant vehicle for teaching art involving foreigners, fabrication and a field via the Walker Arts Center’s Open Field program. If you can […]

Dec, 10

The Oakland Museum is Having Fun

I hope, anyway. Taking yet another interesting turn on visitor and museum, the OMCA brings us a delightful project for pondering and playing: Nothing Happens for Long is a collaborative short film project by Jonn […]

Dec, 06

Artists as Exhibit Developers?

In the past, I’ve written about Artists as Public Programmers at museums and why/how they excel. Now I’m looking to take that to the next level and find ways to bring in the innate expertise […]

Nov, 28

Mark Allen made my day: AGAIN

He forwarded this post to me from the SFMOMA Open Space blog: “Manitoba Museum of Finds Art: Interview with Alberta Mayo“. The Mantioba Museum Finds Art was a museum within a museum project at the […]

Nov, 09

Yup, that’s what it was designed to do

The first review is in for the Children’s Creativity Museum via the SF Examiner: “Along with the name, the $250,000 redesign includes what may become a new favorite for the museum’s youngest visitors, the Imagination […]

Oct, 18


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