Introducing StoryHabitat: A New Model for Community Stories and Exhibits
I’m delighted to announce a new name and evolved model for our community storytelling business: StoryHabitat. This reflects the awareness that museums and exhibits are increasingly connected with other organizations in their communities — that they can work together to gather stories and increase awareness of local issues. Topics such as racial inequality, local habitats, community development, museum learning all lend themselves to a more connected approach. StoryHabitat is built for an ecosystem of community organizations that gather stories together to build connection.
Connecting community organizations
We’ve been fortunate to work with several leading community-focused museums over the years. IMLS award winner Levine Museum of the New South, Museum of Durham History, and organizations such as Springfield Cultural Partnership all point to the model of museums using stories to build community connection. Partner organizations may include libraries, foundations, local governments, universities — all part of a community that can share a mission through story using a shared platform.
New Website: storyhabitat.com
Feel free to make your way over to our new website, storyhabitat.com to learn more. You might in particular want to check out my article on popup exhibits as museums begin to re-open, and article on a new model for onsite / offsite exhibits. We’ll be blogging soon about our project with Kingston Public Library, and new project with California Science Center allowing visitors to upload photos and statements from their mobile phones in exhibits.