70 Museums over 17 months in 7 Minutes:

Exhibitor Briefing
Brad Baer, Bluecadet, USA, Brad Baer, Bluecadet, USA

One of the great things about collaborating with cultural organizations is that I'm able to spend a good deal of time exploring museums. In fact, over the past year and a half I’ve visited 70+ museums around North America while covering 33,454 miles (just shy of 1.5x around the earth). I’ve learned about Monet paintings, moray eels, Micro-raptors, medical oddities, and everything in-between. On top of that, I’ve picked up on some amazing trends, got behind the scenes tours of remarkable spaces, and learned from many of the amazing people that bring museums to life. This ignite talk will highlight some of the similarities, differences, and findings in a personal and humorous 7-minute presentation that will highlight several MW attendees.

Brad Baer is Creative Director of Environments for Bluecadet - an Emmy-winning digital agency that creates world-class websites, mobile apps, interactive installations, and immersive environments for museums, universities, and cultural organizations. Merging his passion for design, technology and entrepreneurship, Brad specialized in projects in the physical realm by creating narrative-based experiences ranging from interactive exhibitions to immersive environments. He previously worked for award-winning architecture firms including KieranTimberlake, PelliClarkePelli, and HNTB Sport on projects ranging from the Cellophane House at the Museum of Modern Art to stadiums around the US and city planning in China. Brad has served as a visiting critic at Princeton, Michigan State, Drexel, and Syracuse and as a Teaching fellow at Yale University. Most recently he was an Adjunct Professor at Temple University where he created an interdisciplinary course on design, entrepreneurship, & hacker culture.

Brad received a Masters of Architecture from Yale University and his Bachelor's degree with Distinction from Iowa State University.


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