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Things That Scare Us

The Smithsonian compiled a website full of their museums' creepiest artifacts and exhibi…

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

The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium decided to take a very different tactic to it's welcome video. Ever heard a Verdi piece played on an 1888 musi…

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

With over 525 dolls and 20 mannequins, the Doll Museum at The National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods seeks to preserve Catholic her…

Museums reveal their creepiest objects in Twitter battle

From fish-tailed monkey "mermaids" to creepy dolls, museums showcase their most terrifying collections on Tw…

Scared to Death: The Thrill of the Horror Film

Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film includes more than 50 props and costumes from popular films and television …

America’s 10 Creepiest Body Horror Museums

The Travel.com blog compiled this list of some truly creepy body horror mu…

The 5 Creepiest Museums Around the World

Ever visited a museum with medical oddities, dead bodies, or scariest of all hundreds of ventriloquist dummies?Then you've probably been to one of these creepy mu…

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

When the National Museums of Scotland sent out the call for museums to post the creepiest objects in their collections on Twitter, they stepp…

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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