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Crowdsourcing a Conference on Creative Aging

Would your museum like to host a national convening on museums and creative aging? Rather than figuring out the best site for such a meeting on our own, my colleagues and I at the Alliance …

New app turns Twin Cities’ largest museum into a giant escape room

Mission Accomplished?: As Mainstream Art Museums Rush to Diversify, What is the Role of Culturally Specific Museums Working for a Cause?

Fall Down the Rabbit Hole With the New York Public Library’s Instagram Version of Classic Tales

Membership Isn’t the Top of the Mountain

Converting Family into Fans: How the Contemporary Jewish Museum expanded its reach to a new audience.

How Mia’s new strategy uses data to create personalized visitor experiences

Mia’s new strategy navigates changing consumer expectations, focuses on long-term sustainability

Ask, Don’t Guess: How a visitor-centered business model led to record-breaking attendance for a historic house in Oregon.

The Road to Results: Effective Practices for Building Arts Audiences

Build Your Audience Through Strategic Organizational Alignment

More than Just a Party: How the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boosted Participation by Young Adults

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A Case Study—in Progress—of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Brand Refresh

Category: Mission & Institutional Planning
With the arrival of a new director and CEO in 2016, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco expanded its largely encyclopedic approach to art history by introducing a curatorial department …

Where the Seats Have No Name: In Defense of Museum Benches

Category: Exhibitions
Sitting gets a bad rap. The last few years have seen articles and media outlets touting that “Sitting is the new smoking.” Standing desks are the latest office furniture trend. And in …

Futurist Friday: Emotional Storytelling

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
My favorite futurist video this week: Karen Palmer talking about her latest artificial intelligence project. Palmer is an artist/technologist who combines film, storytelling, and …