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Ashleigh Hibbins

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 revenue streams is a great idea. There’s more to generating income for your museum than […]

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Museum Hack

Museum Squad Goals vs. Museum Roles

Curatorial, Events, Programs, Education, Conservation, Sponsorship, Visitor Services…museums all over the world have diverse collections and diverse organizational structures. In some museums, one person may be what three people are in another museum and some museums may not have any staff.

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Julia Kennedy

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. So does using social media onsite increase visitor satisfaction, or do visitors who are more […]

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Julia Kennedy

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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Ashleigh Hibbins

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 everyone.

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Ashleigh Hibbins

Museums are for Everyone: How to Engage Kids in Your ‘Adults Only’ Museum

Everyone belongs in a museum, and that includes young people. Yes, even that museum. Even your museum. We often hear it said that some museums are ‘adults only’, such as modern art galleries, historic buildings, or those that explore sensitive topics. But here at Museum Hack, we believe there’s a place for young people in […]

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Julia Kennedy

11 Museums Making the Most of Membership Programs

Museums know the best visitor is one who becomes a member. The expense of museum membership can often be off-putting, so member benefits are used to sweeten the deal — but, discounts on gift shops or member lunches can feel outdated and stale. So how are museums competing for visitor attention? By making membership programs […]

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Ashleigh Hibbins

Your Museum Needs Late Openings: Here’s Why

Yes, your museum. Yours too. And yep, that’s right, even yours. Whether big or small, established or emerging, science, history, or art-focused, there are major benefits to organising late openings at your museum. Need convincing? Read on. They’re a great excuse to try something crazy Feeling like your museum is stuck in a rut? Got […]

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