MuseNews June Roundup

MuseNews June Roundup

Here at Museum Hack, we believe museums are f***ing awesome. Every month, we hear awesome stories from our museum network about new exhibits, acquisitions, events and more. Please enjoy this monthly roundup of some of the most awesome museum news happening around the globe.

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Life Is What You Make It: Leadership Lessons From Eleanor Of Aquitaine

Here’s just a tiny portion of what today’s bad*ss bitch was adept at: arithmetic, history, the constellations, household management, embroidery, needlepoint, sewing, spinning, weaving, conversation, dancing, backgammon, checkers, chess, playing the harp, singing, music, literature, riding, hawking, and hunting!1 Impressed yet? Eleanor of Aquitaine was not only a boss at all of the above-listed skills,

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Why Museums Produce Great Employees

Searching for your next great hire? Look no further than your local museum. Most museums are fast-paced, customer-facing, community-focused institutions that cultivate valuable skills for almost any industry. So whether you’re an employer looking for new staff, or a museum worker in the market for a new job, it’s time to recognize all awesome transferable

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More Than A Remote Chance Of Success

Forget the flying cars, the robots that will do your laundry, and the moving sidewalks in every major metropolitan area. The real innovation of the future is remote work, and we’re here to dispel a few common myths about this approach to business. Now, when you heard the term “remote work,” there’s a good chance

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Museum Squad Goals Vs. Museum Roles

Curatorial, Events, Programs, Education, Conservation, Sponsorship, Visitor Services…museums all over the world have diverse collections and diverse organizational structures. In some museums, one person may be what three people are in another museum and some museums may not have any staff. Instead, they’re entirely volunteer run. Whilst the staff composition may vary between museums, the goal of

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Museum Buzzword Balderdash

Museum Buzzword Balderdash

Board game aficionados will be familiar with Balderdash. In the game originally published in 1984, players create fictitious definitions of real words and attempt to convince others that their definition is the real deal. The game has sold over 15 million copies worldwide since hitting the market but has even older roots in a classic parlor game

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The Economic Impact Of Museums: Why Museums Are F***Ing Awesome

Recently, the American Alliance of Museums released a new study, Museums as Economic Engines. It provides the hard data that, beyond the obvious cultural impact, museums are also absolutely essential to the national economy. Museums: generate GDP create jobs contribute taxes We have always known that museums are f***ing awesome and now, thanks to AAM, we have

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MuseNews May Roundup

MuseNews May Roundup

Here at Museum Hack we think museums are f***ing awesome. We’re constantly hearing awesome stories from our museum partners — stories about new exhibits and even some pretty weird and wild stuff! We wanted to share the amazing news items that come across our virtual desks, so we’re putting together a monthly roundup of some

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Fresh Research from the Field: EMP Spotlights

Fresh Research from the Field: EMP Spotlights

Hey Grad Students and EMPs Want to show off all the cool work you’re doing in the field, or research you’re working on for school? We want to highlight some awesome research going on in the field by Emerging Museum Professionals. Think of it as an on-going conference poster session. Check out our first EMP

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Updates from the Museum.Jobs team!

Updates from the Museum.Jobs team!

We’ve been working hard to make Museum.Jobs the best resource for the best museum jobs. Our posts are only for museums and related cultural institutions, to provide a free resource and access to Museum Hack’s network of museum professionals. But there is a room to grow in the museum world, particularly when it comes to

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