What is the Most Important Question for Small Museums to Ask?

What does IQ have to do with your small museum? Well, more than you might think. But first we need to define the terms “IQ” and “small museum”. The American

How to Put a Marine in a Museum

Many of you will be heading to DC next week to attend the Annual Meeting and Museum Expo by the American Alliance of Museums. Or perhaps you’ll make a summer

A Story of Museum Advancement that Will Inspire You to Network

Success is sometimes ascribed to whom you know and what you can accomplish together, and pooling resources for better results helps everyone. In 2012 I met Ed Sheppley. Ed has

The Exhibit Budgeting Tool That Will Save You Time and Money

Have you ever walked into a multi-million dollar building only to find poster-board-style graphics for exhibits? I have. Or entered your small neighborhood visitor center to encounter high-tech virtual-reality style

Four Ways to Engage Millennials at Your Museum

Millennials are the largest generation in history, making up more than ¼ of the current US population. This demographic shift has posed significant challenges for the museum industry, as millennials

A Revealing Look at What Causes Visitors to Read

“Visitors don’t read.” Are you surprised? Nowadays, it seems like people don’t even talk to each other in public, let alone read any available information. It’s difficult to do either

How to Offer Your Visitors Magic, Wonder and Connection

How do you engage a diverse audience? How do you adapt to stay relevant and keep audiences engaged? If you think your challenges are daunting, imagine having one of the

Improve Your Exhibits With Secrets From the Experts!

Want to improve your exhibits? If you don’t have the time, energy, or patience to figure out how, download our free resource guide to better exhibits. If you have a

Make Your Own Museum Flipbooks

You have an organization problem. The collection of White Oak bark photos adhered to your wood paneled wall are fading in the afternoon sun. The rings holding the dividers in