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Bring people together in conversation through stories, art, and objects.

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…The 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 di...

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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 ch...

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There is no funding available for this idea in United States, but these resources will still help to make your project happen!

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I just love that Pop Up Museum is very inclusive. You can touch everything. And I love that you write the labels cause sometimes you look at art and you’re like, ‘What was the person thinking?’ Everyone’s descriptions in their own words is very ac...

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  • Is passionate about storytelling, art and bringing people together
  • Loves facilitating events and conversations

Pop Up Museum project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Choose a Theme
  • Choose a time, date and location
  • Work with a collaborator
  • Invite people
  • Host the Event

Time

Suggested: Pop Up Museums happen on one day but you'll need to plan a month or two in advance.

Resources

More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the Pop Up Museum

7 Pop Up Museum projects have already been started

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Meet the Social Innovator

Welcome to Pop Up Museum on ChangeX. Through talking, objects and stories, I believe we can bridge gaps that are seemingly impossible to span. Pop Up Museum is all about lifting up the unique perspective of the individual, inspiring participants to listen, and empowering people to share their stories. Here you'll find all you need to get started. We're looking forward to seeing what you create in your community!

Michelle DelCarlo, Creator of PopUp Museum

7 Pop Up Museum projects have already been started

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