A podcast on exhibition planning for museum leaders, exhibition teams and visitor experience professionals. Hosted by Jonathan Alger, Managing Partner of C&G Partners.

Featuring insightful interviews with leaders from around the industry, this is the podcast companion to Making the Museum, the short daily newsletter. Subscribe here: https://www.makingthemuseum.com. MtM is hosted and written by Jonathan Alger.

Making the Museum is a project of C&G Partners | Design for Culture. Learn about the firm's creative work at: https://www.cgpartnersllc.com

Latest Episodes

Circus Lessons for Museum Professionals, with Jennifer Lemmer Posey

What’s the role of wonder in experience design? What can the circus teach us to make our exhibitions better? (Spoiler alert: a lot.) Could being “with it and for it” b...

Beyond “Exit Through the Gift Shop”, with David Franke

Do museum stores actually make any money? What are they really for? Can a store act like an exhibition? What does “cap rate” mean? How big should a museum store be? Wh...

An Economic Planner's Advice to Museums, with James Stevens

Why is economic planning so vital to any new museum project?What happens if you don’t do it? What is “dark tourism”? Why do economists think about audiences? Can a mus...

A Guitar That Teaches Civil Rights, with Michele Y. Smith

What is the “humanities gap” — and why is it a huge opportunity for museums?Why can’t everybody be a philanthropist for the day? What does “cultural literacy” mean, an...

The Questions You Have to Ask Before the Project, with Carolynne Harris (Remastered April 2024)

We might think a design concept is the first step — but it’s not. What do you need to ask yourself, before you even start? What does your community want from your new ...

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