We had a blast at the Oklahoma Museums Association Conference this year and met some really cool people doing really cool things at museums.
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.
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
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
What’s it like to be at the forefront of the museum of the future? Heather Whitely Robertson would know. She’s an audience engagement expert, currently Head of Learning & Participation at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Heather has worked with a variety of museums and institutions around the world, transforming them into spaces Keep Reading
Museums are places where we learn about our past and imagine our future possibilities. Yet many museums struggle with finding ways to not only connect to visitors, but to inspire them. At Museum Hack, we know that storytelling is a key to overcoming this challenge. There are many ways that museums can tell better stories Keep Reading
We recently visited museums in Arizona, including the incredible Musical Instrument Museum. While there, we were amazed to see how the museum has used tactics from the business world to very quickly become the TripAdvisor Top 1 Museum in Arizona and among the Top 20 museums in the United States. We also learned that their Keep Reading
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
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
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