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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.

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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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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Museum Hack

Museum Quotes: “Wormholes to Other Worlds”

Below, you’ll find our favorite quotes about museums. Museums, it turns out, are very quotable, with everyone from artists to billionaires to celebrities and of course art critics weighing in. We’ve organized these museum quotes into a few categories, including Art Museum Quotes Inspiring Quotes About Museums Funny Museum Quotes Famous Museum Quotes More Quotes […]

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Museum Hack

12 Awesome Things About the National Archaeological Museum in Athens

Last month, we visited the National Archaeological Museum in Athens — and we love what they’ve got going on! From their incredible attention to detail regarding logistics (think layout, pathways, use of space, and more) to their interactive displays and exhibit enhancements, here are the best things to see at the National Archaeological Museum — […]

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Museum Resources
Tasia Duske

Let’s Analyze These Top #AAM2019 Tweets

🙋Anyone not able to attend AAM this year? Whether the reason was financial (institution not having the budget), personal, or something else, communication tools like Twitter can help those of us who couldn’t make it to New Orleans join in on the conversations that came out of AAM 2019. In the last 48 hours, we’ve […]

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