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Gabriel Mellan

Gabriel Mellan

Senior Director of Exhibits
KID Museum

Gabriel Mellan is the Sr. Director of Exhibits and Experience Design at KID Museum. He finds great joy in uniting families through the process of creating, failing, and listening to each other’s ideas. His approach with kids, families, or adults,  focuses  on creating a culture of fearless figuring-out, empathetic collaboration, and celebrating effort.

Gabriel Mellan will be speaking at the Creative Museums Summit 2024:

Cultivating Wild, Wacky and Wonderful

What happens when you give a group of creative makers license to follow their joy? KID Museum’s approach to creating experiences that cultivate creativity is to support unbridled creativity in its staff, to design spaces and engagements that pulsate with the possibility of “what if…” and “why not…” rather than “what do I do?” Join us as we share our process, lack of process, failing forward approach and outcomes of endless creative iteration on our Maker Playground exhibits and engagements.

Gabriel Mellan