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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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Hitting the Ground Running: A Custom Teamwork-Inspired Tour with Back on My Feet NYC
Museum Hack tour guides led members of national organization Back on My Feet NYC on a pro bono tour of the Met as part of our new social responsibility program.
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The Re-gifted Alligator & Other Weird Presidential Pets
Turns out, a lot of presidents had a lot of weird, weird pets.
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5 Black Plague Cures That Are Completely Crazy
What doesn't kill you probably makes you a whole lot sicker.
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The Tiny Particle That Could Destroy the Universe
Higgs boson: the tiny particle that could (destroy the universe).
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The Pope Smackdown of the 14th Century
Three popes: that's the dream, right? Well, they tried it in 1409. Turns out that's too many popes.
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50 States, 50 Museums, 50 Awesome Things to Do This Summer
If your summer plans don't include a museum, you're doing something wrong.
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How Instagram Steals like an Artist
Instagram is arguably one of the best artists in the 21st century - stealing ideas from Snapchat, Periscope, and now, YouTube, to continue advancing their successful social media empire. Here’s what we can learn from them.
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4 Things That Are Weird About Washington Crossing the Delaware
Washington Crossing the Delaware is an incredibly famous painting. It's also incredibly wrong.
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3 Founding Mothers of the American Revolution
This Independence Day, let's include women in the sequel.
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The Legend of Carl Akeley
The most interesting man in the world isn't the Dos Equis dude. It's a badass adventurer named Carl Akeley.
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MuseNews Roundup: June 2018
We've collected the best museum news for this month! Read all about it.
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The Viking Who Faked His Way Into the Wrong City
In the 860s, the viking chieftain Hastein pulled the ultimate tourist move: he sacked the wrong Mediterranean city.
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The Most Delicious Currency
When I was a little kid, my dad told me a cautionary tale: as a younger man, he was once playing finger football with a friend. Using a quarter, they’d take turns flicking the coin up and through a little goalpost, formed by joining their thumbs together and raising their...
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4 Lessons in Storytelling from Pixar
If you've ever seen Toy Story, Up, Wall-E, or any of Pixar's other 20 movies, you know what great storytellers they are. Here are four lessons we learned from one of their employees.
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The Real Hackstory of John Hancock
Most Americans know three things about John Hancock: he was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence, he signed his name really big on said declaration, and his signature is now so famous that we call signatures “John Hancocks” in American English. It’s three more things than I’m famous...
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5 Things That Betsy Ross Did That Weren’t Sewing a Flag
Turns out, Betsy Ross did a whole lot more than just sew a flag.
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The Surprise Savior of Grand Central Terminal
In the late 1900s, Grand Central Terminal was almost destroyed. Its savior was pretty surprising.
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Turn Your Phones On: How Museums Can Leverage Social Media To Connect With Audiences
Social media can provide an amazing way to connect with your audience in and out of the museum. In this article, we take a look at why your museum should be investing in social media to increase engagement.
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Why Did It Take So Long To Find Baby Dinosaurs?
Humans started digging up dinosaur bones on purpose in 1822; 150 years later, we asked "where are the little one?" What was the hold up?
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4 Times Teamwork Saved the American Revolution
When we talk about the Founding Fathers, we often think about them as individuals. But without them working together as a team, the American Revolution would never have succeeded.
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Sound Smart at Parties: Wine
Wine's become a bit of a thing. Keep these tips in mind to impress at your next soiree.
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The Real Hackstory of Hercules
The real hackstory of Hercules isn't quite so family-friendly.
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