I'm A Museum Person

I’m A Museum Person: Barbara Lisbona

Maman at Guggenheim Bilbao. Photo by B Mully via Flickr.

Maman at Guggenheim Bilbao. Photo by B Mully via Flickr.

My name is Barbara Lisbona, and I’m A Museum Person

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a designer living in Chile. I am a design, film, art, music and — of course — a museum enthusiast. I am very curious and I love new experiences and to learn new things. My graduation project theme was about giving an identity and creating guides and other materials for a children`s art museum in Chile, called “Artequin.”

Why do museums matter to you?

Being a curious person I have always enjoy visiting all kind of museums. Thanks to the museums we can experience, learn and enjoy things that we could not get by ourselves. Somehow I think represent the concept of democracy.

What is your favorite museum memory?

Staring at a Picasso painting and feeling absolutely thrilled and happy.

Photo by oddsock via Flickr.

Photo by oddsock via Flickr.

What museum would you love to visit?

Guggenheim Bilbao!

What is your dream museum job?

Exhibition Design and Museum Identity.

When you think of the perfect exhibit, what is in it?

The necessary mediums to ensure that the thing exposed meets the objective of the exhibition.

Who is the funnier museum twitterer…@SUEtheTrex or @NatHistoryWhale?

I didn´t know them, but now that I´ve checked them out, I´m going for @SUEtheTrex.

What is the most random item you have bought from a museum gift shop?

Hmmm…let me think, a Guggenheim NY snow bubble?

To test your museum knowledge…put these museums in order from earliest founded to most recently created: The Smithsonian, The British Museum, The Rijksmuseum, The Louvre, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Don’t worry if you don’t know…just make a guess!

Let´s see;


British Museum




You may have heard of the Month at the Museum contest recently held at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. What museum would you move into for a month if you could?

Maybe the MET, I loved the Japanese Garden and I feel that you definitely need to take your time while you are there to enjoy the exhibits. I guess I would never get bored there!

Rooftop Garden at the Met. Photo by jebb via Flickr.

Rooftop Garden at the Met. Photo by jebb via Flickr.


Thanks to Barbara for sharing her experiences. If you’re interested in participating in the “I’m A Museum Person” series, send us an email at editor@museumist.com, and we’ll get your story up on the site.

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