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Ashleigh Hibbins

What Exactly is an Artist-in-Residence (and Should Your Museum Have One)?

Artist residencies are a growing trend in museums around the world, but what is an artist in residence? An artist-in-residence is when a museum recruits a person (or group of people) with a specific skill or attribute to produce work, provide advice, and/or promote the museum for a defined period of time, from just a […]

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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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Ashleigh Hibbins

These Museums are Doing Halloween Right

Looking for Halloween museum inspiration to turn your institution into a spooky hotspot? Whether your museum is large or small, there’s a whole lot more you can do than just candy and jack-o-lanterns! From escape rooms to sleepovers to dinosaur costume parties, check out these awesome Halloween programming ideas that museums of all sizes are […]

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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

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 unconventional museum meccas from around the globe. Gdańsk, Poland This ancient port city on the […]

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