Museums
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Breaking Out of the Norm with the Brown County Federation of History Museums
Guides Kate and Julian traveled to Wisconsin to help out a group of History Museums and teach them how to upgrade their storytelling techniques.
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What Happened to the Mary Celeste?
In November of 1872, the Mary Celeste sailed from New York for a transatlantic voyage. The ship eventually made it to Europe, but her crew never did.
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Wam, Bam, Thank You VAM: Looking to the Future at VAM’s Annual Conference
What will the next 50 years of museums look like? Julia and Dustin headed to VAM's Annual Conference to find out.
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The Real Hackstory Of The Sandwich
Sometimes great things are created from gambling addictions, like sandwiches.
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The Hide-and-Seek Emperor
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them... and some, when greatness literally falls into their lap, hide behind tapestries to escape it.
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An Epic Custom Scavenger Hunt With Russell Reynolds
On a cold day in January, a group of top notch recruiters from around the world gathered in Brooklyn to embark on an epic custom scavenger hunt.
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The Birth of the Inferiority Complex
You know that one dude at works who always claims his IQ test says he should be in MENSA? Well, you have a French psychologist named Alfred Binet to thank for developing this test.
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The Economic Impact of Museums: Why Museums are F***ing Awesome
We have always known that museums are awesome and now, thanks to AAM, we have the facts and stats to back it up!
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Cleopatra: How One Woman Nearly Destroyed Two Civilizations
Cleopatra wasn’t just some incredibly beautiful woman hellbent on having affairs with Roman rulers. She was closer to Cersei Lannister: a ruthless military and political leader that Rome was absolutely terrified of.
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MAGnificent: How the Memorial Art Gallery Is Creating Amazing Themed Tours
Our Boot Camp Alumni created some seriously MAGnificent Tours that change themes every month.
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Life Is What You Make It: Leadership Lessons from Eleanor of Aquitaine
By turns both Queen of France and England, Eleanor of Aquitane was beautiful, intelligent, and took no prisoners. We can learn a lot about female leadership from her.
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Who Was Bridget Bishop?
Being the first casualty of the Salem Witch Trials isn’t exactly an honorable tag but it is one that makes for an interesting story.
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New Tools for NYC Parks
We brought some new tools to NYC Parks, so the team could play around with new techniques to engage with their visitors.
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The Real Hackstory of the World’s Worst Midlife Crisis
In 1717, Stede Bonnet had it all: wealth, status, a family, a home on Barbados. But he gave it all up to become a philanthropist. Nah, just kidding. He became a pirate.
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5 Things We Can Learn About Wolves From Team Building
When the snow falls and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives. Here's what we learned about team building from studying wolves.
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Murder in Miniature: Frances Glessner Lee at the Renwick Gallery
Dead bodies. Blood spatters. Grisly murder scenes. These are not the dollhouses of your childhood. They're the brainchild of forensic science pioneer Frances Glessner Lee.
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The Failure of Charles Messier
French astronomer Charles Messier spent his whole life trying to find comets. In the end, he didn’t find one. He found thirteen.
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Why Does This Thing Point North?
Why do compasses point north? What's up with static electricity? How do magnets work? Does Earth have a soul? All questions point to one Englishman: William Gilbert.
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Peter Vega Promoted To Audience Development Manager!
We're so happy to announce that Peter Vega has been promoted to Audience Development Manager!
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That’s Not How A Carpet Works: Weird Rugs in Renaissance Paintings
Rugs aren’t just for walking on! They’re also to look at and sneak into Renaissance paintings.
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Win Free Tickets With Our Boy Wizard Blog Scavenger Hunt!
Win free tickets to our Boy Wizard tour in either NYC or San Francisco when you complete this fun scavenger hunt through our blog.
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6 Saints To Honor Alongside St. Patrick This Year
We're helping you pregame St. Paddy's Day this year by upping your knowledge about some weird Catholic saints.
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From Vacca to Vaccination
For over 10,000 years, smallpox decimated human populations. Until Edward Jenner found the cure in cow udders.
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