INTERPRETIVE PLANNING

Tell Your Story

Musun-Miller Consulting creates concepts and content for interpretive experiences for all kinds of cultural attractions,
from zoos to children's museums. Got a story to tell? Let’s bring it from imagination to reality.

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AWARD-WINNING EXHIBITS

I was a key player in the development of the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center, the Indianapolis Zoo’s signature exhibit and winner of the 2015 Exhibit Award for Innovation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. I wrote all interpretive graphics for the exhibit, managed the formative and summative evaluations for the project, and trained 200+ educational volunteers to deliver great guest experiences in the space.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

From each exhibit element inside to the giant tricycle on top, I was instrumental in building Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum. I worked with designers, fabricators, architects, and construction workers to take this project from a steel shell to an icon of Buffalo's waterfront in only a year. Project management is my natural habitat.

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MANUAL INTERACTIVES

I designed several interactives for “Barbie: The Fashion Experience” at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. After developing an idea, I built prototypes, tested them with guests, refined the details, and pitched the final concept. I used a simple, physical approach, resulting in a robust final product that survived months of heavy use and abuse in the gallery.

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DIGITAL INTERACTIVES

From touch-screen animal identification to laser-triggered race tracks, I've been involved in all kinds of digital interactive development. As content developer and project manager, I work with external vendors and internal design, IT, facilities, and curatorial teams to get it done right, on time, and under budget.

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SHOWS THAT WOW

A keystone of the Indianapolis Zoo experience, this presentation is seen by over 500,000 guests annually. It reveals the surprising connection that every Hoosier has to dolphins in the wild: Indiana’s waterways connect directly to the Gulf of Mexico, prime habitat for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. This scripted experience uses video, music, and lighting to build empathy between guests and dolphins. I provide scripting and digital content for this experience, as well as consulting on art direction.

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THEMATIC ELEMENTS

Stories can be told with more than words — sometimes an effective exhibit requires you to set the scene and get out of the way. Riffing on an iconic brand emblem, this shoe chandelier brought a spirit of playful elegance to “Barbie: The Fashion Experience.” I worked with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis design team to design and build this statement exhibit element.