Museum Case Studies

We’ve traveled to museums around the world to help them problem solve and implement our strategies for successful engagement. Our case studies detail our work with these institutions. Why did they call us? What did we do for them? And, mostly important, did our methods work?

Museum Resources
Julia Kennedy

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, and a slew of events. The only downside?

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Museum Resources
Julia Kennedy

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 moving parts working independently to support the larger whole. That being said, it’s all too […]

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Museum Resources
Julia Kennedy

Creating Alternative Museum Experiences: A Case Study with Academy of Natural Sciences

If you want to bring in new audiences, you have to be open to experimenting. Sometimes museums are hesitant to experiment with offering alternative-style tours or programming because they fear their institution’s integrity is at risk, or they’re nervous about the public’s reaction, and those are fair things to be concerned about. But we believe […]

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