What is The Omnimuseum Project? Museums can deliver powerful experiences that enrich our lives. Whether we are talking about science, history, culture, or nature, museums provide frameworks for understanding, and engaging in the world around us. So, what happens when people who create museum experiences apply their expertise to the everyday world? This is the question that led to The Omnimuseum Project, a non-profit 501(c)(3) that draws upon the skills and creativity of designers, educators, and subject specialists to effectively transform the things, places, and phenomena we are surrounded by into informal learning and enrichment experiences. Our initiatives involve stimulating discourse, conducting research, designing and testing prototypes, and disseminating information about expanding the museum experience to everyday settings - a practice called ubiquitous museology.
Ubiquitous Museology Ubiquitous Museology is the study and practice of developing, designing, and implementing informal learning experiences in the real world. Ubiquitous museology frames the world as a "museum" offering both a complete collection, and simultaneously functioning as the facility in which we encounter and engage with this collection. By embracing the everyday world as a platform for place-based learning, ubiquitous museology makes experiences typically found in museums more publicly accessible and more relevant to the places they occur.
We believe that an organization's mission, rather than it's property lines, constitutes its place in the world. The Omnimuseum Project is working to transform ordinary places into sites for informal learning and enrichment, developing ways for museums and other cultural and educational institutions to actively support their missions in real world places, and serve a broader public.
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