Michael Burns

Michael Burns,  Quatrefoil Associates
Washington D.C.

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Michael Burns is a design director at Quatrefoil Associates, a firm that specialities in exhibit design, fabrication, technology and innovation providing turnkey design and fabrication services to museums. Michael leads teams of skilled designers and engineers producing memorable and highly effective experiences for museums, zoos and aquariums. He is also director and founder of The Omnimuseum Project. The Omnimuseum Project is devoted to embracing the everyday world as a platform for informal learning and enrichment. This non-profit endeavor is a collaborative effort by contributors from around the globe who recognize the potential for museums and other educational institutions in expanding their "presence" to include the world at large.

Michael Burns has 15+ years experience designing media integrated exhibitions and interactive spaces. As a freelance designer, Michael worked on a project for the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park and designed "sound-scape" for the Field Museum's Mammoths Mastodons Exhibition. He served as Director of Exhibition Design at the Field Museum where he led a team of exhibition designers, media producers, lighting and interactive designers to find creative solutions for delivering powerful experiences in all exhibitions and related projects.

As the Creative Director at the Shedd Aquarium, Michael Burns worked with a team of exhibition designers, graphic designers, media producers and exhibition developers. He oversaw exhibition design for permanent and temporary exhibitions.

View more of Michael Burns' work at Quatrefoil Associates. Connect with Michael on LinkedIn.




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