Prototyping is de rigueur at many museums. But are we asking the right questions? Or do we use prototyping to merely justify decisions we have already made or to rehash unimaginative and clichéd designs? Are we brave enough to embrace radical experimentation of unprecedented, even risky, ideas in our spaces, exhibits, and practices? Join a Talk Show with a panel of diverse museum professionals to address the pitfalls, evaluation, and potentials of radical experimentation. Together we can harness the enthusiasm, ideas, and mindset to rethink prototyping as a tool for radical change. Bring your fresh insight, ideas, and experiences to share.


  • Joe Heimlich


  • Karleen Gardner
  • Nathan Richie
  • Tami Brown
  • Merilee Mostov