Category: Case Studies

Rapid Prototyping In Historic Sites: How Museum Hack Helped The National Park Service Hack Martin Van Buren’s Home In One Day

Can you bring a fresh perspective to a historic site that’s over a hundred years old? We believe it’s entirely possible to create an entirely new and exciting experience that both engages and attracts new audiences and successfully communicates a site’s historical value and significance. That doesn’t mean it’s always easy.  On our tours, we’ve Keep Reading

Emotionally Charged Spaces: Why You Should Create Immersive Tours With Sensitive Subject Matter (Case Study: Canadian Museum of Human Rights)

The Canadian Museum of Human Rights, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a unique institution as “the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights,” accruing international praise in the process. Their mission is to create lasting global change in the field of human rights, shining a spotlight on some of Keep Reading

An Escape Room to Escape the Mundane: Case Study at ASU

Museums housed within a university campus have big pros and big cons. When it comes to having a diverse audience, it can be both. This was the case for the Art Museum on Arizona State University’s (ASU) campus. First and foremost, ASU wanted to attract students and young post-grads from the Tempe area to come to Keep Reading

Boot Camp Alum Update: Treat Yo Self Tour

Angela May is a Docent and Tour Coordinator at Birmingham Museum of Art and was the first to admit that she was totally out of her element at our Boot Camp for museum professionals. Our Audience Development Boot Camp is an intense three-day weekend where you become a “Hacker in Training,” learning how to: Structure Keep Reading

Boot Camp Alum Update: Cool Story BRO

Laura Sears is the Volunteer and Public Programs Coordinator First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL. The U.S. Army’s First Infantry Division comes to life within within the museum, sharing the proud history of the the group, nicknamed “Big Red One.” Laura attended our first Audience Development Boot Camp and took her new Keep Reading

How to Appeal to New Audiences (Case Study: Allentown Art Museum)

The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley has served as a beacon of cultural heritage in Allentown, Pennsylvania for more than 75 years. Boasting a collection of over 17,000 works of visual art, the museum currently sees over 100,000 visitors each year and plays host to a number of exciting exhibitions and programs, a Keep Reading

Boot Camp Alum Update: DeTOUR Takeover for Black History Month

We love seeing how our Boot Camp alums are taking what they learned during their time with us and using what they learned to do amazing things back at their own museums. Jessica Gasbarre, a former Boot Camp attendee, was inspired by her new skills and created the DeTOUR at the University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Keep Reading