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Case Study: A Workshop + VIP Event At A 1920’s Movie Palace
We worked with the Hattiesburg Saenger Theatre to create a VIP event that would bring in new audiences in just 36 hours. Here’s what happened!
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Where To Eat Near The National Portrait Gallery
Hungry after your museum tour? Here are our suggestions for where to eat near the National Portrait Gallery.
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Storytelling Masterclass: Kickstarter
Kickstarter founded an entire company (and like, a million subsequent companies) on the premise that storytelling is extremely meaningful.
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Museum Hack Joins the Inc. 5000
Museum Hack is honored to be part of the Inc. 5000, which recognizes the fastest-growing companies in America.
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John Dee: The Wizard of Tudor England
Occultist, blaspheming wizardry is in the eye of the beholder.
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The King With a Lake of Wine (Or Three Crazy Stories About King Zhou)
What do you do when you're king of China? Build a lake of wine and a forest of meat.
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3 Ways Podcasts Are Changing the Storytelling Game
Video killed the radio star, until the radio star's younger cousin, the podcast, came of age and sought revenge on its family member's death.
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The Human Hunting Tsar (Or, Six of the Most Terrible Things Ivan the Terrible Did, Ranked in Order of Terribleness)
How does one earn the nickname "The Terrible"? We take a look at six of the worst crimes attributed to Ivan IV.
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The Door to Hell
Sometimes, scientists do great things. Sometimes, they set manmade pits of natural gas on fire.
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The Leg That Received a Funeral (Or, Four Things You Might Not Know about General Santa Anna)
The only thing more #extra than Santa Anna himself was the state funeral he ordered for his leg.
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How to Create a World Class Audio Tour
We worked with the Historic Charleston Foundation to create an audio tour for the city. Here's how it went.
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Elinor Powell: The African-American Nurse Who Fell in Love with a German POW
Sometimes if you want to meet someone, you gotta get sent to a wartime labor camp.
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The Italian Zombies
You know what they say about the Neapolitan syphilitic zombie outbreak of 1495: if you remember it, you weren't there.
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Taytu Betel: The Woman Who Saved Ethiopia
The Italians thought they knew what they were getting into when they tried to colonize Ethiopia. They were wrong.
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Case Study: Curating Real Connection and Engagement At Your Next Company Mixer
How our team of experts guides turned a traditional networking event into a one-of-a-kind Museum Mixer.
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The Real Hackstory of the New England Vampires
Brad Pitt wasn't the only vampire we learned about in the early '90s.
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The Real Hackstory of the Kettle War
In 1784, the Dutch and the Holy Roman Empire clashed over control of the Scheldt River. There were many survivors.
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The Origin of the Moron
In 1910, Henry H. Goddard coined the term "moron" because he needed a word for my ancestors. Ouch, buddy.
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The Baboon Who Served in World War I
Man's best friend? Jackie the Baboon.
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The First Woman To Command An American Merchant Ship
When I was nineteen, I earned $250 for correctly pronouncing "Worcester." By the time she reached 19, Mary Patten had faced down a mutiny and commanded a merchant ship.
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The 19-Year-Old Who Inadvertently Caused Two World Wars
Ready to feel old? At 19, Gavrilo Princip had already assassinated an archduke and kicked off World War I.
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5 Reasons Why You Should Date a Museum Worker (And 1 Reason Why You Shouldn’t)
We’ve already proven how museum professionals make great employees, but did you know they also make delightful dates?
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The Museum of Concepts: How do you display ideas?
Museums that focus on concepts are at the cutting edge of visitor experience. But how are they doing it?
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The Real Hackstory of the Trojan War
Sometimes the best ancient epic poems raise more questions than answers.
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