POW! Exhibit Workshops

As the company name POW! suggests, Paul Orselli does workshops! Paul has presented workshops on exhibit design and prototyping to enthusiastic attendees at museums, conferences, and universities around the world.

Click on the buttons below to find out more, or better yet, CONTACT PAUL today to discuss a custom workshop for your institution.

Muzeiko Fulbright 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

Museum professionals from throughout Bulgaria attend Paul’s exhibit workshop.
Fullbright Workshop Crew
Prototype toy examples at the Muzeiko Fulbright Workshop
Muzeiko crew engage in some rapid exhibit prototyping

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. Click below to read a blog post on Paul’s experiences in China:

Workshop Participants from Korea, Kenya, Brazil, and Colombia
Having fun prototyping at the Beijing workshop
Demonstration on how to develop interactive sound experience
Paul Orselli and Lucimara Latelier from Brazil.

Tunisia Workshops

As part of grant programs through the U.S. State Department, Paul was invited twice to Tunisia to work with teachers, scout leaders, and museum professionals from Libya and Tunisia. During the immersive workshops, Paul explored with these adult leaders how museum education techniques could be used to foster a greater appreciation among the region’s young people for their own regional and national cultural heritage. Paul wrote a blog post on his first visit to Tunisia:

Kaska dance at the Tunisia workshop
A workshop participant shows part of her “Pop-Up Museum” display.
Paul Orselli learning about traditional Libyan dress.
Paul Orselli with workshop participants.

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 museum exhibit workshop.
Prototyping session with Huttinger staff
Historic Nuremberg

Universities and Museums Workshops

POW! is fortunate to give interactive workshops to a wide variety of organizations around the world. In addition to being an instructor or guest lecturer at Museum Education and Exhibit Design programs at universities, Paul continues to give presentations at Museums and Conferences in North America and Europe.

Paul gives presentations at Museums and Conferences in North America and Europe.
Paul Orselli one of the counselors at the first “Museum Camp” at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, CA
Paul Orselli’s teaching and sharing ideas with people while creating interactive devices.
Paul Orselli at staff workshops at the Fairbanks (Alaska) Children’s Museum.