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“Take a tour of some of our favorite spooky collection items.” – …

The story behind the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium’s eerie welcome back video

“The “welcome” video almost dares patrons to visit, luring them in through highlighting the macabre nature of the stuffed and mounted animals in the Victorian-era …

Michigan Has A Nun Doll Museum and…It’s Creepy

“But once you step inside, you begin to feel that this collection of nun and priest dolls start to keep their eyes on you as you pass by.” – Mark…

Museums reveal their creepiest objects in Twitter battle

“So who’s the winner of this impressive battle? It’s clearly us readers, who — while museums worldwide have had to shut up shop — can still peruse pictures of …

Scared to Death: The Thrill of the Horror Film

“A vampire’s lair drips with blood; zombies shamble through an abandoned containment center; and a thicket of suspended corpses frames a killer’s den.” – Museum of …

America’s 10 Creepiest Body Horror Museums

“Unlike a high school bio class, these museums get down and dirty with everything there is to know about the human body.” – Ka…

The 5 Creepiest Museums Around the World

“These five creepy museums are chock full of positively spine-tingling exhibits, from pants made of human skin (yes, you read that right) to hundreds of dead-eyed, demonic …

Museums Challenged to Showcase ‘Creepiest Objects’ Deliver Stuff of Nightmares

“Institutions readily rose to the challenge, flooding the Twitter thread with sinister submissions: a worn, beaked, 17th- or 18th-century plague mask from the Deutches Historisches …

Chris Newell: First Wabanaki Leader of the Abbe Museum

Ian Elsner describes Museum Archipelago (@museum_go on Twitter) as “a tiny podcast guiding you through the rocky landscape of museums.” As a devoted follower of the podcast, I was delighted …

“Pay As You Stay” – an alternative pricing model for museums?

This year’s TrendsWatch cites buy-ahead pricing as one tool for enhancing revenue and managing attendance. In today’s guest post, Managing Director Tom Schoessler tells us how the Weserburg …

Beyond the Block: Empowering Incarcerated Artists

As I noted in TrendsWatch 2017, museums’ communities are being buffeted by the economic, cultural, and political fallout from current inequities in the justice system. Increasingly, museums …
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Where does my museum start with the new NAGPRA regulations

Category: Collections Stewardship
The following guidance was developed with the assistance of subject matter experts in the museum field. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), enacted in 1990, …

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