interviews

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

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

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

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.

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