Top 4 Funding Ideas for Museums

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Posted by Rachael Cristine Woody on 4/18/2018

In my work as a museum, library, and archives consultant, I’ve had a great amount of exposure to the fundraising world. Money is so often needed in order to meet museum missions, and grants are often a popular way to secure funding. Through my role as a grant writer and reviewer, I’ve decoded the top four museum funding ideas that are often well received by granting agencies.

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Topics: Museums, Funding

Museums and Millennials – The Art of Engagement

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Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 12/12/2017

In his Adweek article, Millennials are Discovering Art by Ditching Museums for Instagram and Pinterest, Robert Klara asserts that “social media has nudged museums aside as the primary venue by which American consumers discover works of art.” Don’t let your museum be nudged aside!

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Topics: Museums, Social Media, Collections Management Software, Museum Collections Management Software

What Could You have in Common with The Metropolitan Museum of Art?

2 minute read
Posted by Lucidea on 1/25/2017

Photo: David Ohmer

Many of our Argus clients are feeling inspired by the achievements of Thomas P. Campbell, director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, who among many things, is an advocate for digitizing museum content and publishing online exhibits.

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Topics: Museums, Collections Management Software, Museum Collections Management Software, Argus

Becoming Even More Relevant to your Target Audience: Webinar Reprise

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Posted by Lucidea on 1/20/2017
Due to popular demand, we are reprising a webinar presented by museum evangelist and strategist Nina Simon, where she drew upon research for her book, The Art of Relevance, and offered substantive, creative, and inspiring advice on how to increase your organization’s relevance to communities you hope to engage. Join us on February 2nd and see how Nina’s advice applies whether you work in a library, a museum, a theater, a park, an academic institution or a corporation.
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Topics: Museums, Collections Management Software, Museum Collections Management Software, Strategy

Relevance and its Rewards — For Museum, Library and KM Professionals Interested in Mattering More, to More People

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Posted by Lucidea on 1/6/2017

We recently offered a webinar presented by museum evangelist and strategist Nina Simon, where she drew upon research for her book, The Art of Relevance, and offered substantive, creative, inspiring and practical advice on how to increase your organization’s relevance to the communities you hope to engage. Interestingly, in Nina’s role as speaker, she offers advice that applies whether you work in a library, a museum, a theater, a park, an academic institution or a corporation. It’s all relevant.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Museums, Collections Management Software, Strategy

How to Become More Relevant to your Target Audience and Reap the Rewards

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Posted by Lucidea on 11/2/2016

We will be offering a free webinar on November 15th that promises a substantive and thoughtful discussion full of creative, inspiring and practical advice on how to increase your organization’s relevance to the communities you hope to engage.

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Topics: Museums, Collections Management Software, Strategy

5 Ways to Increase Museum Visitor Engagement (and Visits!) Via Your Collections Management System

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Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 7/26/2016

The great thing about using your Collections Management System (CMS) to increase audience awareness and drive museum traffic is that it’s easy to do and you don’t have to buy anything. What could be better than that?

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Topics: Museums, Social Media

The Future of Museums – Getting to Awe

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Posted by Phil Green on 7/12/2016

I love the creativity now enhancing museums’ physical space. It gives me huge comfort to know that museums are on the forefront of creating experiences designed to inspire awe and wonder. A favorite of mine is the “Levitated Mass” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Topics: Museums

3 Simple Steps for Avoiding Software Purchasing Heartburn

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Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 6/28/2016

Most of us don’t buy software very often. In fact, unless you are a senior Information Technology Manager, you may do so only a couple of times in your career. The most common software selection problems are easily avoided with a little advance planning.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Museums

3 Extraordinary Visual Tech Trends You Can Leverage For Your Museum

2 minute read
Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 6/24/2016

Can disappearing texts, images and videos increase the visibility of your museum? As strange as it sounds, the answer is “yes.” Trying to attract potential visitors? Reach them via smartphone—with mobile video. If you want to create the ultimate museum experience sample, virtual reality can take your advertising to another dimension.

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Topics: Museums

Three Social Media Platforms Museums Must Adopt

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Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 6/3/2016

Social media platforms offer a game-changing opportunity for museums to broaden their reach and connect interesting and inspiring collections with potential visitors and donors. With social media, word of mouth spreads at the speed of light, effectively crowd-sourcing museum marketing.

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Topics: Museums, Social Media

How Going Mobile Helps Museums Improve Productivity and Increase Visibility

3 minute read
Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 5/23/2016
Social media, email, photography and video are continuing to drive adoption of mobile devices. Why not leverage this trend to increase the visibility of your museum’s content and improve collection management efficiency?
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Topics: Museums, Technology

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