Beth

Beth Redmond-Jones

  • What I do, where I work

  • I am the Senior Director of Public Programs at the San Diego Natural History Museum. I am working with my team to cultivate a visitor-centered culture at the museum through collaboration with colleagues across the institution and stakeholders in the community to conceptualize, develop, and implement public programs (exhibitions, education programs, films, lectures, etc.) that are relevant, engaging, and accessible for a diverse audience.

  • Current position

  • Senior Director of Public Programs at San Diego Natural History Museum

Earlier positions

  • President at Redmond-Jones & Associates

  • Director of Exhibits at Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

  • Assistant to the Director of Public Programs and the Center for Public Exhibition at Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

  • Projects Manager at Independent Exhibitions, Berkeley, CA

  • Assistant Registrar at Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

Website(s)

  • More about me

  • You can check out a fun blog, Museum People’s Tattoos, that Paul Orselli and I put together at http://museumpeoplestattoos.blogspot.com

Recent publications & presentations

  • "Moderator, Exhibitions That Changed My Life III: Benchmarks from the Past."   American Association of Museums

    April 2008

  • "Moderator, Exhibitions That Changed My Life II."   American Association of Museums Annual Meeting

    May 2007

  • "Moderator, Exhibitions That Changed My Life."   American Association of Museums Annual Meeting

    May 2006

  • "Guest Editor."   Exhibitionist

     

  • "Panalist, What Practioners Need From (and Wonder About) Visitor Research and Evaluation: Featured Roundtable."   Visitor Studies Association Annual Meeting

     

  • Population Impact

    Population Impact

    Case Study

    by Beth Redmond-Jones Published August 24 2010

    What part do humans play on ecosystems? What part do ecosystems play on humans? Population Impact focuses on populations—of humans, plants, and other animals—and regional and global ecosystems: how the two are endlessly connected, and how they are...

  • The Bering Sea: Abundance and Change

    The Bering Sea: Abundance and Change

    Case Study

    by Beth Redmond-Jones Published May 17 2007

    In collaboration with the Alaska SeaLife Center, Redmond-Jones & Associates developed and designed the permanent exhibition Bering Sea: Abundance and Change. The exhibition introduces visitors to the Bering Sea—the animals, people, industry, and...

  • Fuel Cell Exhibit Consortium

    Fuel Cell Exhibit Consortium

    Case Study

    by Beth Redmond-Jones Published April 27 2007

    Working with Fuel Cells 2000, a program of Breakthrough Technologies Institute, Redmond-Jones & Associates organized and facilitated a consortium of museum exhibit developers/builders to develop and evaluate exhibits about fuel cells. Participants...

  • Animal Eyes

    Animal Eyes

    Case Study

    by Beth Redmond-Jones Published April 12 2007

    Animal Eyes Do dogs see in color? Do cats see what we see? Do some animals have more than two eyes? Answers to questions like these were the subject of Animal Eyes, an exhibition that explored what we know about human and animal vision, as well as our...

  • Dazzling + Dangerous

    Dazzling + Dangerous

    Case Study

    by Beth Redmond-Jones Published April 12 2007

    Dazzling + Dangerous was the first immersive thematic exhibition mounted by the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. This exhibition explored venomous aquatic and terrestrial animals, how animals uses venom for survival, how it is...

  • Playing the Building: An Installation by David Byrne

    Playing the Building: An Installation by David Byrne

    Review

    by Beth Redmond-Jones Published June 21 2008

    I was recently in New York and remembered hearing about David Byrne's sound installation at the Battery Maritime Building. Since we had time to spare before our ferry to Staten Island arrived, my family and I took some time to check this out and I'm...

  • Alaska Native Heritage Center

    Alaska Native Heritage Center

    Review

    by Beth Redmond-Jones Published August 28 2007

    After a 11 hour trip from Philadelphia to Anchorage, my 12 year old daughter, Naomi, and I visited the Alaska Native Heritage Center. I had been there several years earlier, but this was the first time for my daughter, so I let her lead our experience....

  • Art Sparks Interactive Gallery

    Art Sparks Interactive Gallery

    Review

    by Beth Redmond-Jones Published April 12 2007

    This interactive art space was a real find and a popular place with my family. It is the first time that we have gone to an art museum as a family and all family members have been engaged and have had a positive experience. The interactives and...

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