3 Tips To Immediately Reinterpret Tours: A Case Study with The Cayuga County Office of Tourism
The Cayuga County Office of Tourism, based in Auburn, NY, is a tourism promotion agency and visitor center that encourages individuals and companies to visit Cayuga County as a travel destination. Even as relatively small city, Auburn and the surrounding
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4 Reasons You Should Have Your Wedding at a Museum
If you’re looking for beautiful, romantic, hassle-free and unique wedding venues, you should look no further than a museum. Museums provide an elegant and unique backdrop for the most important day of your life. As an added bonus, museums are
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The Real Hackstory of Thanksgiving
This week, as you’re passing the potatoes and arguing with your family over politics, take a second to ponder the story of Thanksgiving. What happened in history to make it possible for us to gather with our loved ones once
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Combating Compartmentalization: A Case Study with Morton Arboretum
Just outside of Chicago, you can visit a stunning 1,700 acres of public gardens, hiking trails, and even a herbarium. The Morton Arboretum offers an extensive nature-entered education program for visitors of all ages, a library and tree research center,
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Where To Eat In Fisherman’s Wharf After Visiting Musee Mecanique
Hey you! You looking for where to eat near Fisherman’s Wharf and the Musee Mecanique! We know, we know – it’s Fisherman’s Wharf. You could throw a stick in any direction and hit someone trying to sell you a bowl
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The Man Who Sold an Art Forgery to the Nazis… and Almost Got Away With It
Seventy years ago,  Hitler’s Vice Chancellor, Hermann Goering, treasured a priceless painting by Vermeer. Two years after the war, he found out his favorite painting was a forgery.  
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Curating the Museum Shopping Experience: Are You $elling Your Mu$eum $hort?
In almost every museum you will likely find a store selling various products promoting the museum, like postcards, stationery, books, etc. The museum store generally is associated with buying a memento of the museum experience, to remind or tell visitors
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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
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Workshops, Wallabies, and Wonder: What We Learned at Australian Museums
Last year, tour guide Dustin shared with us his whirlwind Adventure Down Under working with the Queensland Museum, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and the Museums Australia Western Australia (MAWA) conference.
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5 Pretty Simple Ways to Increase Your Museum’s Revenue
Museums are awesome, but they are often strapped for cash. With limited funding and big operating costs, money can be the biggest barrier museums face when trying to bring cool ideas to life. That’s why we think getting creative with
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DIY NYC Walking Tour: Ai Weiwei’s Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
“I know our president likes gold, so this is really for his appreciation” -Ai Weiwei, Democracy Now You can’t miss the giant golden birdcage in Central Park East. It looms large above the Barney’s shoppers, panicked Apple Store customers, and
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Lessons From Visiting Museums Abroad
Our Los Angeles tour guide extraordinaire, Adrian, recently took a trip across the pond where she visited some incredible museums in the UK, France, and Germany.
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