Experts in the Field: Lessons from Director Dan Joyce

Dan Joyce is the Executive Director at Kenosha Public Museums in Wisconsin and a renowned military historian and archaeologist. He runs The Civil War Museum, quick becoming one of the

How to Engage Visitors with Multi-Sensory Exhibits

For many nature centers around the country, spring is peak season. Abundant wildlife, beautiful blooms, (finally!) fair temperatures, and blue, sunny skies show off your site in its best possible

How to Inspire Adventure with Top-Notch Trail Signage

It’s springtime! As flowers bloom, wildlife reemerges, and winter becomes but a memory, nature centers and parks throughout the country are preparing for renewed foot traffic on their outdoor trails.

Nine Business Development Objectives You Can Use – 2017 Edition

Taylor Studios is rooted in business and creativity. In addition to processes and procedures, all areas of TSI are propelled by goals and objectives. This begins with the company as

Be Careful What You Pay for When Hiring an Exhibit Partner

If you were about to build a home would you go to a contractor and say “I want a 3,000 square foot house. How much will that cost?” We occasionally

How to Create New Revenue Streams for Your Cultural Site – Part Two

Your organization’s financial needs are ongoing—even when resources are limited. Public funding can be fickle, here one day and gone the next. And you can only ask your loyal donor

How to Create New Revenue Streams for your Cultural Site

“Multiple Streams of Income.” It became something of a mantra during the last economic recession and the advent of the gig economy, but it’s also good practice for museums and

Experts in the Field: Lessons from Dr. Kym Rice

Kym Rice, PhD, is the Director and Chair of George Washington University’s Museum Studies Department and a member and former co-chair of AAM’s Committee on Museum Professional Training. She is

Experts in the Field: Lessons from Dr. Jennifer Snyder

Jennifer Snyder, PhD, is the Associate Director of Digital Learning and Interactives at the Art Institute of Chicago and an expert on helping small museums survive in the 21st century.

Experts in the Field: Lessons from Jay Miller

Jay Miller is President of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI). He worked 37 years with Arkansas State Parks, and was Chief of the Interpretation Division for 28 years. He