MICRO museums
MICRO

United States of America

MICRO museums

2022 2022 Winner Project | Engage Science Engagement (Falling Walls Engage)

MICRO is a distributed network of six-foot-tall science museums designed to meet curious people where they are – in hospital waiting rooms, libraries, bus terminals, laundromats, and other public spaces. MICRO’s goal is to challenge long-held public assumptions about who museums are for and, by removing barriers to access, to transform the role museums play in public conversations about science.

Charles Philipp has a passion for creating decentralized and scalable systems. MICRO has evolved out of an award-winning background in media and production, combined with a passion for accessible science education. From building the first museums in a rusty shipping container in Brooklyn, NY, he has helped turn MICRO into the first museum model that can reach every corner of the globe, bringing scientists, storytellers, researchers and artists together to squeeze the best things about museums in scalable cabinets of curiosity.