Museum Resources
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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Museum Resources
Carly Hill

How Your Newsletter Can Be The Star of India

As Flannery O’Connor once said: “A good newsletter is hard to find.” Or did she say man? Either way, the truth is, inspiring and awesome emails are pretty rare. If you have an email account, you get unwanted emails; there’s just no way around it. In 2016, 53% of all email messages accounted for were […]

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Museum Resources
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off-putting, so member benefits are used to sweeten the deal — but, discounts on gift shops or member lunches can feel outdated and stale.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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Museum Resources
Julia Kennedy

Art Right to Your Inbox with #SendMeSFMOMA

With so much of our lives firmly entrenched around the digital, museums not only have to worry about how to bring people into the museum, but how to connect with a constant online audience. What’s amazing is watching how new tech allows museums to interact and share their collections in stunning and innovative ways. The […]

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Museum Resources
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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Ideas
Julia Kennedy

Nine Museums to Visit in the UK: An Infographic

Whether you’re there for a proper cup of tea, a real football match, or Her Majesty, The Queen herself, when in the UK make sure to check out the marvelous museums. Here are nine you don’t want to miss! Want more museum infographics? Check out 10 Cool Canadian Museums and Awesome US Museum Facts.

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Museum Resources
Julia Kennedy

Beyond the Buzzword: Analyzing Museum Language

Every organization establishes a vocabulary of jargon or special terminology. But why do buzzwords get so popular? How do we define them collectively? ‘Beyond the Buzzword,’ a session at AAM 2017, brought current museum buzzwords to the table to examine and understand them in an effort to use these words more effectively. Each presenter, moderated by […]

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Museum Resources
Ashleigh Hibbins

What Can Your Museum Learn from India?

From conferences to traveling exhibitions to awards, the museum industry’s center of gravity seems firmly established in the U.S., France, the U.K., and other Western countries. Yet we’re missing out on great ideas and compelling stories by not engaging fully with our non-Western colleagues. The map of amazing museums stretches far beyond North America and Europe.

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