I work every day at The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, which is centered on a community-directed exhibition development model. Community members are engaged to tell their stories to the public in a museum setting, and a high level of community ownership and stewardship results. Over the years our approach has sometimes pegged us as an outlier among museums, but we found our global people at this seminar.
Since the seminar, and inspired by the participatory era, The Wing experimented with our From Fields to Family exhibition on Asian Americans and food. We issued a call for food photographs from your home meals to be displayed via Flickr and continuing to expand the exhibit after it opened. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wingluke/sets/72157627841888312/
We recently opened the exhibition Inside/Out: APA Girls and Suicide, creating dialogue around a difficult topic and inspiring visitors with messages of survival and hope. The exhibit calls for short response videos to build the dialogue beyond the exhibit panels: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFvD9UYpaDE
Via Buffy J. Hamilton