Earlier this year, we worked with the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, helping them to learn how to rapidly prototype and test out new ideas and experiences. Our guides Ethan and Emily went to Kinderhook, NY and taught the team our signature style for creating new tour content – paying particular attention to the Keep Reading
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
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
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
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 Cayuga County Office of Tourism, based in Auburn, NY, is a tourism promotion agency and visitor center that encourages individuals and companies to visit Cayuga County as a travel destination. Even as relatively small city, Auburn and the surrounding county is dense with unique historical sites like the Seward House Museum, the Tiffany-designed Willard Keep Reading
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
People come to your museum for a reason. But, people often have different reasons for wanting to visit. Some folks might want to study the brushstroke techniques of mid-19th century impressionist paintings, while others might want to have a stroll to see the sights. Others want programming, and a unique experience to engage with your Keep Reading
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:
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.