Hands on museum of science, art and human perception, the Exploratorium, has announced the appointment of Chris Flink as its new Executive Director.
His role is to lead the institution to ‘redefine what it means to be a science centre in the 21st century’.
“Chris has spent much of his career designing hands-on educational experiences and that gives him a unique perspective on our institution, ” commented Chairman of the Board, George Cogan. “His background and leadership skills are ideal at this moment in time as we seek to further grow our impact by deepening our renowned visitor experience, increasing our worldwide influence through Global Studios and expanding our world-class teacher professional development programs.”
A partner at IDEO and consulting associate professor at Stanford University, Flink brings over 20 years’ experience in creative leadership, engineering, education and business.
Flink, describing himself as an educator, parent and lifelong learner, said he couldn’t be more excited about the mission ahead:
“The Exploratorium has long been a pioneer in creating remarkable learning experiences. The way it intertwines science with art as means of encouraging individuals to explore the world around them is unique and compelling.”
Founded in San Francisco in 1969, the Exploratorium is home to over 600 interactive exhibits and experiences designed to fire the imagination, spark curiosity and transform the way people learn.
Flint said he was looking forward to bringing his skills and experience to an institution with ‘an inspiring history and incredible potential’.
He assumes his new role on June 27th 2016.