Exhibit Development & Design
Resources squandered, stakeholders alienated, deadlines missed. We honestly admit our biggest blunders, and what learned from them. A crowd-sourced contest awards the AAM Epic Failure Trophy of 2019 to the most honest person in the room. Because admitting your mistakes is the first step in learning from them.
This session has been “franchised” into spin-off sessions of the same name and same format at the Association of Children’s Museums (where they named the trophy the Sean Kelley Failure Award, a dubious honor), the Canadian Museums Association and the Museums Australia conferences. But AAM has the original! The session was standing room only in Phoenix 2018.