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How to Make a Pop Up Museum

We’ve all got fascinating things, but not everyone gets to show them off in a museum. Thanks to the Pop Up Museum, that’s all about to change…

A Pop Up Museum is a temporary exhibit created by the people who show up to participate. It works by choosing a theme and venue and then inviting people to bring an object on-topic to share. Participants write a label for their object and leave it on display. A Pop Up Museum usually lasts a few hours. It can happen anytime, anywhere, and with any community.
With the support of the James Irvine Foundation, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History is spreading Pop Up Museums throughout Santa Cruz County in partnership with community organizations, businesses, artists, and schools. We also offer a free How to Make a Pop Up Museum kit so that you can host your own Pop Up Museum anywhere, anytime.

See Blooloop's interview with Nina Simon,  Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, here.

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