Muzeiko Museum Sofia Bulgaria

Muzeiko Fullbright Workshops

As part of being awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant, Paul traveled to Bulgaria for several weeks to present interactive workshops on topics related to museum exhibit design, development, and prototyping. Not only did Paul partner again with colleagues from the Muzeiko Children’s Science Museum in Sofia, but he also gave workshops to museum professionals from all around Bulgaria.  Click below to read a blog post about 10 things Paul learned as a Fulbright Specialist in Bulgaria:
Prototype Toys at the Muzeiko Fullbright Workshops in the Muzeiko Museum in Sofia Bulgaria

Prototype Toys

Paul always packs an extra suitcase filled with materials, toys, and prototype examples to share with workshop participants.

Fullbright Workshop Crew

The core group from the first week of Fulbright Specialist workshops included not only Muzeiko staff, but also architects, designers, and entrepreneurs from Sofia.

Telling Stories

Workshop participants learned that the most important thing inside museums is not just “stuff” but “stories” as well.

Changes In The Museum

Paul helped the Muzeiko crew engage in some rapid exhibit prototyping directly in the Museum’s galleries.

Bulgarian Museum Folks

50 museum professionals from throughout Bulgaria joined together to attend one of Paul’s exhibit workshops.

Universities & Museums Workshops

Universities and Museums Workshops


Paul has been a regular guest lecturer at the graduate Museum Design programs at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

MAH Museum Camp

Paul was one of the counselors at the first “Museum Camp” held by Nina Simon at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, CA.


The graduate program in Exhibition Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology has invited Paul to give Master’s Classes in Exhibit Prototyping to students for over a decade!


Paul gave staff workshops at the Fairbanks (Alaska) Children’s Museum shortly after its grand opening.

Germany Workshop

Huttinger Germany Workshop

POW! was invited to give workshops to the staff of Huttinger, one of the largest exhibit fabrication companies in Europe, located in Nuremberg, Germany. While there, Paul was able to tour Huttinger’s amazing fabrication facilities and conduct hands-on sessions at Huttinger’s headquarters.

Huttinger Shop

Workshop sessions also made use of Huttinger’s shop spaces.


A prototyping session with Huttinger staff.


The center of historic Nuremberg.

ICOM-ITC Beijing Workshop

ICOM-ITC Beijing Workshop

Paul was invited to China to be one of the two primary international instructors for workshops at the International Council of Museums – International Training Center (ICOM-ITC) headquartered at the Palace Museum in Beijing. Paul presented interactive sessions on museum exhibit design and development topics to workshop attendees from all across China, as well as such diverse countries as Kenya, Nepal, Korea, and Guatemala.

Workshop Participants

ICOM-ITC participants from Korea, Kenya, Brazil, and Colombia.


Paul gave workshop participants many hands-on experiences in prototyping and exhibit development.


A quick demonstration on how to develop interactive sound experiences using simple materials.

Paul and Lucimara

Paul with his co-instructor for the ICOM-ITC workshops, Lucimara Latelier from Brazil.