Museum Resources
Carly Hill

How to Lead an Effective Workshop

Thirty years ago, if you wanted to see a lion in New York City, you’d go to the American Museum of Natural History. Why? To immerse yourself in the majesty of one of the museum’s wildlife dioramas. Seeing a lion today is as simple as a quick search on a smartphone. The way we consume […]

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Carly Hill

How Your Museum Can Supercharge Your Community With Meetups

Museums are pillars of the community–and part of that standing comes with the responsibility of building an even stronger community. Museums can “community build” in a number of ways, but perhaps one of the best ways is to take advantage of your beautiful, interesting space and hold events! Many museums already hold events, and the […]

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Museum Resources
Carly Hill

The Museum of Subliminal Objects: a Lesson in Pop-up Museums

The frigid air was biting at my cheeks, and I could feel the warm blood running to my ears. Not that I minded too much; this was just another one of my nightly walks, and extreme negative temperatures are part of growing up in small-town Canada. In most ways this icy stroll was much like […]

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Museum Resources
Carly Hill

Eleven Must-Listen Museum Podcasts

Podcasts: perfect for a long commute, road trip, or keeping you company while at work. They’re also one of our favorite ways to discover new museum content and ideas. Here are 11 podcasts (or podcast episodes) that we think are must-listens for any museum lover.

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Museum Resources
Carly Hill

Why Volunteers Are Your Museum’s Secret Weapon

What makes a museum successful? As museum lovers, we know there are tons of factors that contribute to a museum’s success; fascinating exhibits, engaged visitors, and adequate resources probably top any museum professional’s list. But like with any organization, passionate people are a huge factor in fueling success.

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Corporate
Carly Hill

6 TEDx Talks on the Power of Storytelling

Imagine going a whole day without hearing a single story – is it even possible? Conversations, advertisements, TV shows, articles, novels, our daily lives are all saturated with stories.That’s why being a memorable storyteller is such a difficult task and why people and brands who are great storytellers are revered. But what makes a good […]

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Museum Resources
Carly Hill

Should Your Museum Jump on Flashy Trends?

Your museum is f***ing awesome. Here’s why… / You collect and preserve many of the best artifacts the world has ever created; You document and record the rich history of humanity, Earth & the cosmos; You share your expertise and passion with new visitors; Every. Single. Day; And often, you do it with very little […]

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Museum Resources
Carly Hill

How to Use Instagram to Engage Audiences

While museums attempt to connect people to the past, we don’t want to lose sight of the present and future. While a big part of the museum experience traditionally requires visitors being physically present to see exhibits and collections, audience engagement is no longer dependent on actually being in the museum. Social media gives organizations […]

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Corporate
Carly Hill

Custom Company Team Building in NYC

As our rave reviews continue to show, museums and company team building events are a perfect match! A few months ago, we hosted a team of thirty-six from Kings Collegiate Charter School on a two-hour tour of the American Museum of Natural History for an afternoon of creativity-boosting, team-building fun.

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