Hi, I'm Nina Simon.

I'm an author and advocate for joyful, inclusive public institutions.

I spend my days writing, running, and supporting OF/BY/FOR ALL, a nonprofit I founded to help civic and cultural organizations become of, by, and for everyone.

If you like to read, check out my best-selling books The Participatory Museum and The Art of Relevance. You'll find recent essays on Medium, and hundreds of posts on the Museum 2.0 blog, which I authored from 2006-2019.

If you are more of an audio-visual person, here are two TEDx talks I gave on opening up museums and deepening relevance. Or a short video from when I was named Santa Cruz County Woman of the Year.

If you want to chat, or if you’re curious what I’m writing, sharing, and wondering now, connect with me via one of the links below.

P.S. A tip if you plan to cold-email me: please try to be as specific as possible about how I can help.