Museum Resources
Julia Kennedy

Five Museums, Two Guides, One Great Workshop: A Case Study with Buffalo Bill Center Of The West

How often does your museum’s entire staff get together in person? Some museums bring their staffs together infrequently, or only for major projects or meetings. This is understandable, even though it’s not ideal, given that cultural institutions often have many moving parts working independently to support the larger whole. That being said, it’s all too […]

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Museum Resources
Julia Kennedy

Creating Alternative Museum Experiences: A Case Study with Academy of Natural Sciences

If you want to bring in new audiences, you have to be open to experimenting. Sometimes museums are hesitant to experiment with offering alternative-style tours or programming because they fear their institution’s integrity is at risk, or they’re nervous about the public’s reaction, and those are fair things to be concerned about. But we believe […]

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Museum Resources
Julia Kennedy

Infographic: 8 Books Featuring Museums

We’re all pretty familiar with Dan Brown’s “The DaVinci Code” & others in the series that prominently feature museums or museum professionals. We love books and museums – and it’s even better when the two are combined! Below we’ve rounded up eight books featuring museums. Have you read any? Let us know what you thought!

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Museum Resources
Julia Kennedy

The Proof Is In The Numbers: Why Museums Should Care About Social Proof

Colleen Dilenschneider of ‘Know Your Own Bone’ recently wrote about how important social media is to your visitors. Around 52% of visitors to cultural organizations use social media onsite – and it has a positive impact on their satisfaction levels. So does using social media onsite increase visitor satisfaction, or do visitors who are more […]

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