Paul Orselli’s interest in sharing ideas with people and creating interactive devices began when he was a child growing up in Detroit. While earning his B.S. in Anthropology and Zoology from the University of Michigan and his M.A.T. in Science Education from Wayne State University, Paul realized he could have a job making “cool stuff” by working in the museum business.
For over 35 years, Paul has worked to create inventive and playful museums and exhibits. He is now the President and Chief Instigator at POW! (Paul Orselli Workshop, Inc.) an exhibition design and development company that he founded.
Paul has consulted on museum projects throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East. His clients include such notable organizations as the New York Hall of Science, the Exploratorium, the National Science Foundation, and Science Projects in London. He has taught and lectured at universities on museum topics and has presented at professional conferences throughout North America and Europe.
Paul has also been the editor and originator of the four best-selling Cheapbooks, published by ASTC, and has served on the board of NAME (National Association for Museum Exhibition). He lives on Long Island with his wife and “in-house exhibit testing crew” of four children.