Children sitting at. a table being guided through activities from an educational box from the Warhol.

Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Danielle Linzer, Director of Learning and Public Engagement, The Andy Warhol Museum.

March 2020. With little notice, like so many schools and businesses, The Andy Warhol Museum shut its doors and sent staff home, for what we thought would be a two…


The front of the. Carnegie Science Center building at dusk.

Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Chris Bowser, Manager of Web Development and Experience at the Carnegie Science Center.

I. Overview

As Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s most-visited museum, Carnegie Science Center delights, educates, and inspires through interactive science and technology experiences. The Science Center’s website of over 400 pages was developed using…


Three men sitting at a director’s table during a live podcast.

Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Sloan MacRae, Director of Marketing at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

As I write this, I’m (like much of the world) hunkered down with my family in our smallish house trying to ward off cabin fever, despair, and the nagging suspicion…


A new era for museum collections in the digital age

Creative and fun work study students doing their rendition of da Vinci’s The Last Supper (herbarium-style).

Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Mason Heberling, Assistant Curator of Botany at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Collections form the core of museums. And the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH) is no exception. Boasting somewhere along the lines of 22 million objects, the CMNH collection…


Ecommerce at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

A pre-school class making art in the Museum.

Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Jacob Gordon, Manager of Systems and Business Analytics for the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Chances are good if you’re reading this blog post that you’ve bought something online. Ecommerce is big business, accounting for nearly $500 billion in sales, or more than…


Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Andrew Spate, Program Presenter for the Miniature Railroad & Village & Carnegie Science Center Exhibit Technician.

The Miniature Railroad & Village has been producing lifelike modeling since its inception almost 100 years ago. Until recently, the work was constrained by products available…


The Studio is a collaboration spanning all four museums of a diverse range of staff who are working to transform Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh for the future. We’re passionate about the intersection of culture and technology, and believe museums are a vital cornerstone in a progressive and productive society. We are committed to moving the museums beyond the special occasion visit and to integrating the museums into visitors’ everyday lives through playful and inclusive digital experiences. Each contributing member of the team brings a diverse and unique set of skills to each project. Get in touch with us at studio@carnegiemuseums.org.


Optimizing the museum to infiltrate system-level apps

Artistic depiction of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s chatbot. Illustration by Sam Ticknor.

It’s an accepted truth that humans are becoming more sophisticated with respect to technology. Museum audiences — whether in our galleries or interacting with us from afar — have come to expect experiences that are able to stand alongside their use of everyday technology such as Facebook, Amazon, Uber and…


The Studio is a scrappy team of cultural technologists who are working to transform Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh for the future. We’re passionate about the intersection of culture and technology, and believe museums are a vital cornerstone in a progressive and productive society. …


A museum guest using a prototype version of The Warhol’s new app

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Desi Gonzalez, Manager of Digital Engagement at The Andy Warhol Museum, and is the first in a series on the development process of The Warhol’s new audio guide, The Warhol: Out Loud.

In 1964, Andy Warhol moved to a new studio in a…

Innovation Studio

The research, design and development laboratory at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

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