Monday Funday: Art Mashups by Plus Sternchen
We’re so excited to introduce you to Plus Sternchen, an AWESOME street artist working in Dortmund, Germany. We connected with Plus to find out more about his current work: bringing old masters of fine art to the streets. Plus Sternchen’s
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Museum Hack prepares for a day of team building with Facebook.
The Proof Is In The Numbers: Why Museums Should Care About Social Proof
Colleen Dilenschneider of ‘Know Your Own Bone’ recently wrote about how important social media is to your visitors. Around 52% of visitors to cultural organizations use social media onsite – and it has a positive impact on their satisfaction levels.
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Creating Meaningful Connections Through Activity Design: A Case Study with Heritage Museums & Gardens
People come to your museum for a reason. But, people often have different reasons for wanting to visit. Some folks might want to study the brushstroke techniques of mid-19th century impressionist paintings, while others might want to have a stroll
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Infographic: 7 Strange Museums Around the World
According to ICOM, there are at least 55,000 museums around the world – that’s a lot! Some of these museums, however,  are pretty obscure, with collections dedicated to the strange and specific. Here’s some of our favorites from around the world:
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Keeping it Simple: Why Jargon is Holding Your Museum Back
Future-proof. Interpretation. Audiences. Engagement. Change management. Collections. Interactivity. Segmentation. Co-curation. Do you ever use these jargon terms at your museum? They all serve a practical purpose in some contexts, but it’s important to remember that their definitions aren’t obvious to
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9 Alternative Museum Hotspots
We love cultural capitals like New York, London, and Paris – but they don’t have a monopoly on great museums. There’s a whole world of alternative museum hotspots out there. Get off the beaten track and check out our favorite
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This is How They Do Team Building in China
Ever wonder how team building works outside of the United States? Recently, our Director of Marketing, Michael, attended a team building retreat in Beijing, China. Michael shot some unique video of what happened at the event, and learned a lot
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How to Take Amazing Photos in Museums, Without Getting Kicked Out: A Summary
From museum selfies to posed tableau vivants, we love taking photos on our tours. And with museums now taking advantage of the popularity of social media like Instagram to engage their audience, taking pictures in museums is becoming an art
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Why Should You Care About Team Building? Here’s 5 Crucial Reasons
Why Should You Care About Team Building? Wikipedia defines team building as the following: “Team building is a collective term for various types of activities used to enhance social relations and define roles within teams, often involving collaborative tasks. It
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An Honest Museum Resume
EMPs (Emerging Museum Professionals) know the struggle of creating a stand out resume and writing cover letter after cover letter. What would it look like if we really said what we meant on our museum resumes?
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Opening Up To New Interpretive Possibilities: A Case Study With The Akron Art Museum
In the heart of Akron, OH, in the basement of the public library, the beginnings of what would eventually become the Akron Art Museum first opened its doors to the public in 1922. Over the past century, the museum has
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Low Cost, High Attendance: How $1 is Channeling a Community
One dollar can buy a surprising number of things. There are dollar stores, dollar menus, and even dollar beer nights at professional sporting events. There’s also dollar admission at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia.
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