2018 Conference Opening Reception, Humboldt

Museum Hack is coming to Saskatchewan!

Posted by Michelle Brownridge on February 15th, 2018


If you’ve not heard of them, Museum Hack is an organization that encourages museums to re-think how they approach programming and audience development. 

Museum Hack pushes through traditional thinking and works with museums to get them to rethink “…the traditional museum experience. (They) work with museums to create new content, strengthen existing programs, build social media prowess, reach new audiences, and increase relevance and engagement.”

They take an entertainment-first, audience-focused, passion-based storytelling approach, packed with "reverent irreverence", and museum fatigue-fighting games & activities. Their keynote presentation promises to be high-energy, interactive, chock-full of amazing stories, and maybe even a little scandalous. Regardless of your museum or job description, you're sure to walk away reinvigorated with a new set of methodologies to ensure that your guests truly believe your museum is f***ing awesome.


In addition to the keynote address, you will also have the opportunity to take a half-day workshop focused on storytelling where Museum Hack will introduce you to their Audience Engagement Mini-Strategies that will help spark innovative and creative thinking about how to attract and engage audiences of all ages, while investing in your attendees and reconnect them to your collections and mission. Attendees will receive tools and  techniques for high-level audience engagement, “hack-style” tours, and playful activities in museum spaces.

They’ll approach museum spaces from a narrative perspective and dig for the non-traditional, and truly human, elements of spaces and objects in order to tell fascinating, passion-based stories and create stronger connections between your audiences and institution.


PLEASE NOTE: spots for the workshop are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limit of two attendees per institution for the workshop. 

To learn more about Museum Hack please visit their website at https://museumhack.com/ or follow their blog at https://museumhack.com/blog/

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Brownridge, Community Engagement Coordinator at community@saskmuseums.org  or by phone at (306) 780-9451.

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