The Museum Hack team recently led a workshop for educators and docents from The Clark Institute, MASS MoCA, and the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA).
During the workshop, the participants hacked their own pieces in the WCMA collection. We split the participants into smaller groups of 3-4 people, and then they selected something that spoke to them. The groups then applied the 5 Elements of a Hack in order to create content which might be engaging for Millennials. Below are the works that they chose.
“The Burning of Old South Church in Bath, Maine” by John Hilling
Fireback with scene of Adam and Eve, ca. 1770
Stencilled Drawing of Two Puppies from the mid 19th century.
Workshops from Museum Hack will help your staff learn the concepts that we’ve seen increase audience engagement: the ‘hack’ structure of a tour, and games and activities you can play your museum. These workshops can be taught independently, or combined, depending on the needs of your museum and staff. For more info about how we could work together with your museum, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org