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Carly Syms

The Best Museum Inspired Halloween Costumes

Happy Halloween! Are you celebrating this spooky holiday at your museum? We love to see Halloween mimic art, so we’ve rounded up some of the best art-inspired costumes from the museum world. If you have one you love (or if we’ve just inspired a new costume!), we’d love to see it! Let us know which […]

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Alex Johnson

The Most Delicious Currency

When I was a little kid, my dad told me a cautionary tale: as a younger man, he was once playing finger football with a friend. Using a quarter, they’d take turns flicking the coin up and through a little goalpost, formed by joining their thumbs together and raising their index fingers skyward to form […]

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Alex Johnson

The Real Story of John Hancock

Most Americans know three things about John Hancock: he was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence, he signed his name really big on said declaration, and his signature is now so famous that we call signatures “John Hancocks” in American English. It’s three more things than I’m famous for, but I can’t help […]

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Hayley Milliman

World Art Day Continued

World Art Day is technically celebrated on April 15th in honor of Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, but why celebrate art for just one day? With so much history around us every day, we should live in the moment and recognize the creativity surrounding us and spread awareness of art worldwide. Chicago, for example, is one […]

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Kayla Mahoney

The Ultimate Museum Road Trip

It’s almost summer and that means … road trips! Start loading the car and updating Google maps because here is our Ultimate Museum Road Trip.

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Museum Hack

Meet Ben Blackman

Meet Ben, one of our incredible tour guides in New York City! To read more of our Museum Hack staff interviews, click here. Book A Private Tour with Ben!

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Julia Kennedy

An Honest Museum Resume

EMPs (Emerging Museum Professionals) know the struggle of creating a stand out resume and writing cover letter after cover letter. What would it look like if we really said what we meant on our museum resumes?

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Jesse Sussman

Where to Eat Near the de Young Museum in San Francisco

Looking for where to eat near the de Young? Chances are you’re already at the de Young and your stomach is grumbling so loud it interrupted the tour, or you’re planning a trip and want the lowdown on the best eats in town. Maybe you’re thinking of doing team building in San Francisco and want to grab […]

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Jesse Sussman

Where to Eat Near The Art Institute of Chicago

Looking for where to eat near the Art Institute of Chicago? You’re probably either already at the museum with a grumbling stomach, or you’re planning a trip and want the lowdown on the best eats in town. Maybe you’re doing team building in Chicago with us and want to grab a bite afterwards. Either way, […]

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Jesse Sussman

Where to Eat Near the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Looking for where to eat near the Philadelphia Museum of Art? You’re probably either already at the museum with a grumbling stomach, or you’re planning a trip and want the lowdown on the best eats in town. Maybe you’re doing team building in Philadelphia and want to grab a bite afterward. Either way, our renegade tours need fuel, and Philly […]

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Carly Syms

Drumroll, please! Announcing the Museum Hack Writing Contest Winners!

Our first ever museum thought leadership writing contest garnered an unbelievable response from the museum community! Thank you all for your amazing, funny, witty, surprising, engaging, and eye-opening submissions. Without further ado, we’d like to announce the winners for each category! Top 3 Overall In no particular order, here are our top three submissions, winning Museums […]

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Jesse Sussman

Hack The Park – A Race Against Time

HACK THE PARK: A Race Against Time — powered by FUJIFILM Instax + Museum Hack “Museum Hack is taking their participatory learning to the great outdoors and mashing it up with an “Amazing Race”-style challenge for Hack the Park. Along the way, you’ll learn the juicy details of its past as a cemetery, how Prospect Park […]

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Museum Hack

Museums So White

A community-building networking event to address diversity in museum hiring. April 27, 2017 | 6:30-8:00 PM Brooklyn Museum Lobby Non-Hispanic whites make up 80-84% of mid-to-high level museum employees in the US (2015 AAMD/AAM study). F*** that, amiright? Let’s get some equitable cultural representation up in this piece. In a casual cafe setting, Museum Hack, […]

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Julia Kennedy

Infographic: 10 Awesome Museum Facts

Pop Quiz: How many objects are in the Smithsonian’s Collection? We wanted to find out! Our researchers went on a hunt to find the answer to this and nine other museum-ee questions. The result? A fun infographic we like to call, 10 Awesome Facts About Museums.

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Carly Syms

How Your Museum Can Supercharge Your Community With Meetups

Museums are pillars of the community–and part of that standing comes with the responsibility of building an even stronger community. Museums can “community build” in a number of ways, but perhaps one of the best ways is to take advantage of your beautiful, interesting space and hold events! Many museums already hold events, and the […]

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Museum Hack

Museum Hack’s Year In Review 2016

2016 was a big year… We now have ongoing public tours at five awesome museums in four major cities: New York City San Francisco Chicago Washington DC And this year over 18,200 guests came on intimate, private tours with us. We lead 502 team building tours for companies like Google, Facebook, Chipotle, Dannon & Eilzabeth […]

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Carly Syms

5 Startup Executives Talk About Maintaining Employee Motivation in the Office

A happy team makes for a productive team. When it comes to launching a startup, assembling the right team is essential. But hiring good people is only the first step. What comes next is constantly putting in the effort to maintain the motivation of employees. We talked to five startup executives to uncover their secrets […]

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