Consulting Case Studies

Thinking about working with us, but maybe you’re not sure if we’d be a great fit? We’ve consulted with organizations big and small, new and old, and all around the world. Check out the work we’ve done with other museums, zoos, gardens, and historic houses (to name a few!).

Consulting Case Studies
Carly Syms

How We Helped Supercharge One Company’s Annual Conference

Even the best laid plans can go awry. It can be tricky when things change on a dime and don’t go quite as planned. At Museum Hack, we know situations can take an unexpected turn, and we pride ourselves on thinking fast on our feet and coming up with new ways to make the best […]

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How to Generate Buzz and Attract Millennials to Your Event (Case Study: Hennepin History Museum)

Are you looking to increase the “buzz” around your next event?  Have you considered using Facebook advertising? Hennepin History Museum is an awesome institution celebrating the history of Minneapolis in unique, engaging ways.  The museum is also experiencing massive growth, having doubled their attendance and bottom line within one year.  We recently worked with Hennepin […]

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Carly Syms

7 Productivity Hacks for Top Notch Remote Teams

Texting, chatting, wikipedia-wormholes, Pokemon Go…workplace distractions aren’t rare. Add remote work to the mix and keeping your employees on track can feel like a feat fit only for Hercules. But the truth is, the tools available for keeping remote workers focused and happy are endless. Whether you have a few remote workers or your employees […]

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Discussing Guides, Games, and Gossip at the Harn Museum of Art

Looking to introduce your staff to Museum Hack?  Curious how modern engagement techniques can benefit your museum? Our company founder and CEO, Nick Gray, recently spoke to staff and community stakeholders at the Harn Museum of Art.  During his presentation, Nick introduced what Museum Hack is and how our methods can attract and engage new […]

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Carly Syms

How We Story-Hacked A European Town

Cool stories are everywhere. Museum Hack began because of our belief in the magic of storytelling and our willingness to dive deep to uncover the hidden, amazing tales that are beginning to be discovered if only someone would look for them. We’ve used stories to craft our museum tours, put together incredible team building events, […]

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How to Empower Staff with New Ideas for Audience Engagement (Case Study: Museums of Mississauga)

Does your heritage site want to revitalize your current programming and attract new audiences? The Museums of Mississauga are a collection of heritage buildings that showcase the early settler experience and life in nineteenth century Canada.  Among them is the Bradley Museum, which features three historic homes that bring together the stories of several pioneer […]

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How to Create RAWR-some Adult Museum Experiences (Case Study: Field Museum)

It’s the height of summer – and that means it’s summer program season in museums!  During this busy time of the year, many museums run camps, overnight sessions, and programs dedicated to engaging children with fun, educational activities while school is out.  Yet, summer shouldn’t be just for kids.  What about the adults?  What programs […]

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Carly Syms

Hacking Day One: Refreshing The Onboarding Process For New Employees

First days at a new job can be tough, and for many employees, fitting in at their new 9-5 home can be a little intimidating. It often takes time for new hires to feel comfortable and fully engage with the business. The good news is, there are ways to make the transition easier for both […]

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Increase Engagement by Revitalizing and Empowering Staff (Case Study: PAMA)

Have your museum’s programs become stagnant?  Are you struggling to find new ways to engage audiences and get your staff on board? Peel Art Gallery, Museum, and Archives (“PAMA”) explores the rich history of the Region of Peel in Canada.  Having recently completed a large expansion, PAMA was looking to revitalize their current programming in […]

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Shining New Light on Guided Tours (Case Study: St. Simons Lighthouse Museum)

Are your guided tours a bit lackluster? Do you struggle to engage school groups and get them excited about your historic site? St. Simons Lighthouse Museum is one of only five surviving light towers in Georgia.  Erected in 1804 on Couper’s Point, the 75-foot tower stands watch over the Georgia coastline, protecting ships from disaster. […]

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Carly Syms

Promoting Engagement and Social Connections: A New School Case Study

Have you ever been to an event where you didn’t know anyone? Being in a large crowd of strangers can be intimidating for many people. People who are uncomfortable in these situations tend to stick to themselves rather than reaching out and meeting fellow attendees. It can be overwhelming, intense, and nerve-wracking. And that’s exactly […]

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Using Passion and Fun to Revitalize Museums: Full Report from Our June 2016 Boot Camp

Museum Hack specializes in professional development that helps museum professionals better engage with visitors and showcase their amazing collections through storytelling, technology, and fun activities.  We know that the key to fostering new visitor relationships without alienating core audiences lies in the heart of every museum: its staff and stories. As crafters of unforgettable museum […]

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Embracing 21st Century Audience Engagement (Case Study: Hennepin History Museum)

Is your museum going through a growth spurt?  Many museums are embracing new visions of the future – where they are not only active members of their communities, but are also spaces where their community is actively engaged with each other and the museum.  A key part of this transformation is embracing younger audiences – […]

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Carly Syms

We Designed a Custom In-Store Scavenger Hunt for Bloomingdale’s

Sometimes, even big companies run into a problem they’re not sure how to solve on their own. Few brands have a name with as much star power and history as Bloomingdale’s. The famous retailer boasts an amazing legacy in New York City and abroad, and the name Bloomingdale’s has become synonymous with incredible, iconic, and […]

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Discussing Millennial Engagement at Museum Association of New York

In April 2016, Dustin Growick attended the Museum Association of New York Annual Conference on “Museums – Core to Communities.”  The conference looked at how museums can become community anchors: centers for communities to discuss current issues, provide education for all, and offer valuable resources.  They wanted sessions that explored the “must haves” of modern […]

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How to Attract and Engage Hard-to-Reach Audiences (Case Study: Parks Canada)

Historic sites are messengers from the past.  When interpreted well, historic sites come alive with stories and secrets while shedding light on who we are now and who we may become in the future.  Yet many historic sites struggle to appeal to broader audiences, especially millennials.  It’s a challenge familiar to Parks Canada, which protects […]

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Danse de Museum Hack (Case Study: NYC Ballet Trivia Night)

Have you ever wanted to be a ballerina?  To learn the graceful moves and unique history of this amazing art form? The NYC Ballet is America’s premiere ballet company, having danced across the city since 1948.  With the largest repertoire of any American ballet company, they host over 60 ballets every year that attract thousands […]

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Hacking the Audio Experience: Museum Hack is part of SFMOMA’s New Tours!

Audio tours are a key aspect of museum’s visitor experience.  Done right, audio tours are a unique way to connect with visitors that may not like docent-led tours or prefer the freedom to learn about objects and spaces on their own.  Such tours also provide a cost-effective way for museums to foster deep engagement with […]

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Audience Development Case Study: National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

When you think of incredible museums, what comes to mind?  At Museum Hack, we love museums that are full of stories and unique interactions, where technology and passion combine to make collections come to life.  But we know that this isn’t limited to just a handful of museums.  In fact, every museum has the potential […]

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How to Fall Back in Love with Your Museum (Case Study: Heritage Museums & Gardens)

In historic Sandwich, Massachusetts, lies one of the most diverse collections we’ve ever encountered.  Heritage Museums & Gardens (“HMG”) holds a vast amount of treasures in their collection: ranging from American Folk Art and a vintage carousel to thousands of rhododendrons, antique automobiles, a windmill built in 1800, and a labyrinth designed by Marty Cain! […]

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