Hack Your Museum: Appealing to Millennials
Museums are facing a whole slew of challenges these days: budget cuts, changing exhibit standards, Common Core, interactive spaces, conservation
Book Review: Leading the Historical Enterprise: Strategic Creativity, Planning, and Advocacy for the Digital Age
Professor Bruce W. Dearstyne, long an articulate and passionate voice on behalf of what he describes in his newest book as the “historical
Community Curators: A New Level of Volunteering
Volunteers are essential to any organization and department, especially in museums. All of us have used volunteers to lend an extra hand in many
This March, I and my colleagues from Belle Grove Plantation and the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park in Middletown, Virginia had
Holy Cow! It’s a Mastodon!
As museum professionals, we all know the value and importance of our artifact collections. We spend an enormous amount of time and resources caring
An Illuminating Proposal: How a Small Museum Saved Big by Going Green
Waving a sheet of tablet paper covered with figures, Ted Yahraus came into our small museum one day in March and said, “I’ve figured out how the
Science in a History Museum
I’ve always been a little jealous of the interactives in science museums. They have so many opportunities to create wonderful hands-on
How to Turn a Classic Mid-century Building into a Museum
Museums are often located in buildings that were built for some other purpose and it is a challenge to adapt those spaces for exhibits and visitors.