Tag: interviews

Low Cost, High Attendance: How $1 is Channeling a Community

One dollar can buy a surprising number of things. There are dollar stores, dollar menus, and even dollar beer nights at professional sporting events. There’s also dollar admission at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia.

You Can’t Do That?!: How Breaking The Rules Paid Off For One Historic Home

Historic homes aren’t always known for unique programming or being a community center, but Hegeler Carus Mansion in LaSalle, Illinois is working to change that. The “Museum Champion” behind this change is Kelly Klobucher, the Executive Director of this historic home. Kelly has revived HCM to be a mainstay in the area, multiplying annual attendance from Keep Reading

Creating Enduring Experiences through Storytelling: Interview with Local Projects

Local Projects is a media design firm that focuses on creating enduring projects through storytelling.  They utilize collaborative storytelling, technology, and a visitor-first strategy to transform museums and public spaces. We asked Nathan Adkisson, Director of Strategy at Local Projects, to talk with us about their work.  His insights shed light into how museums can Keep Reading

Engaging Young Professionals: An Inside Look at Society 1858

A key challenge facing museums is drawing in younger audiences — especially Millennials.  One segment of this audience that can significantly benefit museums are Young Professionals, who are poised to be the next generation of museum members. The Gibbes Museum in Charleston, South Carolina, has embraced this challenge.  They found success with Society 1858, a young Keep Reading

LOVE: Adam Rozan and Museums’ Ultimate Obligation To Their Visitors

We are so pleased that Adam Rozan, one of Museum Hack’s favorite museum professionals, spoke with us about a new and innovative course that he is teaching in the Museum Studies program at Harvard University’s Extension School.  Adam is currently the Director of Audience Engagement at the Worcester Art Museum. MH: Adam, your course sounds Keep Reading

Night at the Museum, Part 1: Penguins & Pajamas

Ever since we saw Night at the Museum, we’ve dreamt of being able to spend a night in our favorite museums.  And now, we can!  Many museums are experimenting with holding fun sleepovers in their spaces.   We’re taking an in-depth look at these innovative museum experiences.  Our 3-part series features interviews with museums holding Keep Reading

Discussing Audience Engagement at NEMA 2015

In early November 2015, Ethan and Kate attended the New England Museum Association conference on “The Language of Museums.” Ethan and Kate gave a talk about what we do at Museum Hack, demonstrated our audience engagement techniques, and discussed how to attract and engage Millennial audiences in museum spaces. They also attended lots of great sessions, Keep Reading