The Museum Hack Blog

Ever wonder about dinosaur romance? Or who the baddest b*tch in history was? Or the origin of black cat folk lore? Museum Hack knows what's up, and we share it here with reverant irreverance. Plus 🔥 tips like how to have a successful museum date and frameworks to tell stories like our renegade guides.

Team Building Resources
Carly Hill

How to Make Virtual Meetings Fun: 8 Methods

Unfortunately, you cannot share a box of donuts via WebEx, and energy is not as contagious on Zoom as in physical conference rooms. Luckily, there are several ways to enliven your remote team and make virtual meetings fun. Not only do we have a blast during remote staff meetings here at Museum Hack and our […]

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Team Building Resources
Carly Hill

15 Virtual Christmas Party Ideas in 2020 (Holidays)

Hi! You found our list of festive virtual Christmas party ideas! Virtual Christmas parties are holiday celebrations conducted over video conferencing platforms like Zoom, Google Meet and WebEx. Virtual Christmas party ideas are specific ways to observe Christmas online with your remote teams. For example, via fun virtual holiday party games, activities, and entertainment. This […]

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Team Building Resources
Carly Hill

How to Run Great Virtual Icebreakers: 5 Tips for Success

Dispersed teams get less face-time. Without casual conversations and impromptu interactions, remote teammates may feel shy when finally meeting on screen. Virtual icebreakers can eliminate any initial awkwardness and kick-start conversation. Here are five tips to help you run effective virtual icebreakers. 1. Aim for short activities Zoom fatigue is real. Hungry as your coworkers […]

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Important
Museum Hack

Black Lives Matter.

Black lives matter. Not just now, or before, but f***ing forever. As we observe hundreds of years of American history and a civilization-span of human history, a few things are clear. First, the structural and individual racism that oppresses, imprisons, and murders Black people is very real. Second, this racism isn’t new. Current events are […]

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Ideas
Michael Alexis

People Don’t Want Virtual Museum Tours; Do This Instead

For a few days in March, 2020, the world focused its attention on virtual museum tours. This attention was driven by museum closures, major media coverage, and a mighty social media effort by museums to offer an online experience to audiences. And then, just as quickly, the attention disappeared and museums were left in what […]

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Museum Hack News
Tasia Duske

How Museum Hack went from $2.8 million per year to zero in 3 days

A few weeks ago we got the first call from a museum partner: they were canceling group gatherings, including all third party tours. Over the next few days, every museum we operate in announced closures. First for a few days, then for a few weeks, and now for at least a few months. At the […]

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Ideas
Michael Alexis

Why Your Airport Needs a Museum

Last year, I was invited to speak at a museum conference in Cairns, Australia. After 20+ hours in the air, from NYC to Los Angeles to Brisbane, our CEO Tasia and I eventually landed in picturesque Cairns. The airport was small, modern and clean; a nice change from LAX. A few steps out of the […]

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Uncategorized
Carly Hill

The Best Museum Inspired Halloween Costumes

Happy Halloween! Are you celebrating this spooky holiday at your museum? We love to see Halloween mimic art, so we’ve rounded up some of the best art-inspired costumes from the museum world. If you have one you love (or if we’ve just inspired a new costume!), we’d love to see it! Let us know which […]

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Museum Hack News
Tasia Duske

Museum Hack Has New Owners!

Earlier this year, three senior Museum Hackers assembled in a dark room to discuss the future of Museum Hack. Amidst the whispers and scheming, the team began to develop a plan: They would sell Museum Hack. And then they would take over the world. … Hi everyone. This is Tasia, Museum Hack’s CEO and Chief […]

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Museum Resources
Museum Hack

Enter to Win a Free Workshop For Your Museum!

Update: December 2, 2019 — Announcing the winners of our free workshop giveaway! We received an incredible number of submissions for our free workshop giveaway. We read every comment, saw every social media post, and absolutely loved hearing more about what makes every institution that wrote in f***ing awesome! Without further ado, we’d like to […]

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