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Digital Museums Canada launches call for proposals for funding

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Digital Museums Canada invites eligible museums and heritage, cultural and Indigenous organizations to apply for up to $250,000 in funding to create a range of bilingual digital products, including virtual exhibits and tours, web-based games, and educational resources.

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Games Games Games

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Museums have used games to engage visitors for decades. From full on role playing games to scavenger hunts, games can be digital or analog. Barry Joseph and I chatted games this week. SR: I came to games before I came to museums. We also run an annual game program, called GameFest Akron.

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Turning Visitors into Customers: Maximising Retail Potential for Museums


Museum shops can and should be more than just walls of collection postcards and bins of branded pencils. With captive audiences, a link to the creative, and consistent footfall, shops in museums have ample opportunity to maximise retail potential by offering products that appeal to visitors and have a clear connection to collections. .

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Games and Cultural Spaces: Live Blog Notes from Games for Change

Amy Sample Ward

I’m at the 2011 Games for Change conference today and live-blogging a few sessions! The speakers for this panel include: Tracy Fullerton – Electronics Arts Game Innovation Lab. Ruth Cohen – American Museum of natural History. Jason Eppink – Museum of the Moving Image. Find the Future: The Game.

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Museum Verbs and Defining Who are We.

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After the International Committee on Museums spent some time debating the definition of museums, many folks took up the charge on social media to give their own definitions. I know I’m missing early innovators of interaction in museums; feel free to tell me who in the comments.) We need new #MuseumVerbs.

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How Museum Hack Transforms Museum Tours: Interview with Dustin Growick

Museum 2.0

A new company in New York, Museum Hack , is reinventing the museum tour from the outside in. They give high-energy, interactive tours of the Metropolitan Museum and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The tours are pricey, personalized, NOT affiliated with the museums involved… and very, very popular.

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4 Ways AI is the Next Big Game-Changer in Museum Membership & Attendance

Connection Cafe

Museums and nonprofits can also reap huge benefits from employing artificial intelligence, particularly in their membership and development departments. Nonprofits and museums depend on dedicated, but oftentimes limited, development staff to sift through countless prospects to determine which ones are priority.

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