Tag: museums

Alum Update: Fantastic, Unbelievable, and Definitely Not-Ordinary!

Earlier this year we got to work with one of the most unique sites we’ve encountered: Roosevelt Campobello International Park – that’s right, international, as in run by both the US and Canada! Historic homes and park sites have different sets of challenges from most museums, but what works really well is intense storytelling training and Keep Reading

Boot Camp Alum Update: A Wacky Walking Tour With the Watkins Museum

Something magical happened for Abby Magariel, Education and Programs Coordinator at the Watkins Museum of History in Lawrence, KS, at our Audience Engagement Boot Camp. She tells it like this: I realized the Met was “mine,” and that I had special knowledge about some of the works on display. I worked up a story on Keep Reading

Should museums have a personality?

In a medium where tone and voice are key, what does it mean to funnel a museum’s online presence through a unique filter: ourselves? Think about some of your favourite museums on Twitter. How about Instagram? What is it about how they present themselves across social media that you enjoy or relate to? Beyond the Keep Reading

Infographic: 8 Books Featuring Museums

We’re all pretty familiar with Dan Brown’s “The DaVinci Code” & others in the series that prominently feature museums or museum professionals. We love books and museums – and it’s even better when the two are combined! Below we’ve rounded up eight books featuring museums. Have you read any? Let us know what you thought!

The Proof Is In The Numbers: Why Museums Should Care About Social Proof

Colleen Dilenschneider of ‘Know Your Own Bone’ recently wrote about how important social media is to your visitors. Around 52% of visitors to cultural organizations use social media onsite – and it has a positive impact on their satisfaction levels. So does using social media onsite increase visitor satisfaction, or do visitors who are more Keep Reading

Infographic: 7 Strange Museums Around the World

According to ICOM, there are at least 55,000 museums around the world – that’s a lot! Some of these museums, however,  are pretty obscure, with collections dedicated to the strange and specific. Here’s some of our favorites from around the world:

Keeping it Simple: Why Jargon is Holding Your Museum Back

Future-proof. Interpretation. Audiences. Engagement. Change management. Collections. Interactivity. Segmentation. Co-curation. Do you ever use these jargon terms at your museum? They all serve a practical purpose in some contexts, but it’s important to remember that their definitions aren’t obvious to everyone.