credit to Grant Snider

museumhacknews:

Museum Hack is honored to have been included (and one of our favorite guests featured) in LaPlaca Cohen’s 2014 edition of Culture Track.

Key Insight:Tech Use On-SiteThe “selfie moment:” Tech-savvy audiences are all about taking and sharing photos on their smartphones.

For more information about Museum Selfies, see this site by Alli Burness.
museumhacknews:

Museum Hack is honored to have been included (and one of our favorite guests featured) in LaPlaca Cohen’s 2014 edition of Culture Track.

Key Insight:Tech Use On-SiteThe “selfie moment:” Tech-savvy audiences are all about taking and sharing photos on their smartphones.

For more information about Museum Selfies, see this site by Alli Burness.

museumhacknews:

Museum Hack is honored to have been included (and one of our favorite guests featured) in LaPlaca Cohen’s 2014 edition of Culture Track.

Key Insight:
Tech Use On-Site
The “selfie moment:” Tech-savvy audiences are all about taking and sharing photos on their smartphones.

For more information about Museum Selfies, see this site by Alli Burness.

Key Insights from LaPlaca Cohen’s 2014 edition of Culture Track.
—> Download the Full Culture Track 2014 Top-line Report Key Insights from LaPlaca Cohen’s 2014 edition of Culture Track.
—> Download the Full Culture Track 2014 Top-line Report Key Insights from LaPlaca Cohen’s 2014 edition of Culture Track.
—> Download the Full Culture Track 2014 Top-line Report Key Insights from LaPlaca Cohen’s 2014 edition of Culture Track.
—> Download the Full Culture Track 2014 Top-line Report Key Insights from LaPlaca Cohen’s 2014 edition of Culture Track.
—> Download the Full Culture Track 2014 Top-line Report Key Insights from LaPlaca Cohen’s 2014 edition of Culture Track.
—> Download the Full Culture Track 2014 Top-line Report Key Insights from LaPlaca Cohen’s 2014 edition of Culture Track.
—> Download the Full Culture Track 2014 Top-line Report Key Insights from LaPlaca Cohen’s 2014 edition of Culture Track.
—> Download the Full Culture Track 2014 Top-line Report Key Insights from LaPlaca Cohen’s 2014 edition of Culture Track.
—> Download the Full Culture Track 2014 Top-line Report Key Insights from LaPlaca Cohen’s 2014 edition of Culture Track.
—> Download the Full Culture Track 2014 Top-line Report

Meet Jessye: Museum Hacker

Get to know our awesome Museum Hack team members! Check out the interview below, or the video short above. This week, our Hacker Jessye Herrell talks overnight museum adventures and sweaters:

  • Which museum do you give tours at?
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art!
  • Tell us about one of your favorite Museum Hack experiences.
    My favorite moments at Museum Hack are the moments when people surprise me with their enthusiasm! An elderly gentleman busting out a push-up to fight museum fatigue comes to mind.
  • If you had to be trapped in the Museum overnight, what would you do? After a solid four hours of pretending to be Indiana Jones in the Egyptian galleries, looking at the night sky from the mezzanine in the American Wing courtyard, and playing hide & seek with a friend who would surely join me on this adventure, I’d curl up in the Princess & the Pea style bed in the Wrightsman Period Rooms.
  • What is your favorite article of clothing?
    My Cosby sweater. No shame.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art… at night
Here’s some of our favorite #museumhack Instagrams from the past few weeks- handpicked from our amazing VIP guests!
To experience a “Night at the Museum” adventure IRL, click here for more info. The Metropolitan Museum of Art… at night
Here’s some of our favorite #museumhack Instagrams from the past few weeks- handpicked from our amazing VIP guests!
To experience a “Night at the Museum” adventure IRL, click here for more info. The Metropolitan Museum of Art… at night
Here’s some of our favorite #museumhack Instagrams from the past few weeks- handpicked from our amazing VIP guests!
To experience a “Night at the Museum” adventure IRL, click here for more info. The Metropolitan Museum of Art… at night
Here’s some of our favorite #museumhack Instagrams from the past few weeks- handpicked from our amazing VIP guests!
To experience a “Night at the Museum” adventure IRL, click here for more info. The Metropolitan Museum of Art… at night
Here’s some of our favorite #museumhack Instagrams from the past few weeks- handpicked from our amazing VIP guests!
To experience a “Night at the Museum” adventure IRL, click here for more info. The Metropolitan Museum of Art… at night
Here’s some of our favorite #museumhack Instagrams from the past few weeks- handpicked from our amazing VIP guests!
To experience a “Night at the Museum” adventure IRL, click here for more info.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art… at night

Here’s some of our favorite #museumhack Instagrams from the past few weeks- handpicked from our amazing VIP guests!

To experience a “Night at the Museum” adventure IRL, click here for more info.

To all the museum-lovers out there: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Party Like A Rock Star… Who’s Also a Wealthy Merchant (Guest Post)

Thoughts on Textile Exhibition Interwoven Globe: The World Textile Trade 1500 - 1800
The newest exhibition at the Met is all about East meeting West in a shit storm of money, style, and decadent over-indulgence. 
Textiles—or, as the young people are calling them these days, sextiles—are in this season. Whether it’s because they’re the star of the Met’s newest exhibition Interwoven Globe,or the subject of Kanye’s leaked album Art History Yeezus, I guess we’ll never know. But you heard it here first: Textiles are hot, hip, trending on Twitter. They have millennial angst, the iPhone 5S, and a wacky meme that just won’t die. 
“He paused, thinking about how best to express himself.

“What are you supposed to do if you love art?” he asked. “Do you become a scholar of art? Do you become an art critic? Do you write about art? Our answer is that one should try to take the values that one admires in works of art and enact them, and make them more vivid in the world.

It’s too easy to ‘love art,’ and to not love the things that art actually loves. But the point is to try and love the things that the artists we love loved. Don’t just love the artist,” he said.

“Don’t just love the work they produced. Love what they loved.””

Alain de Botton

via The New Yorker

Weekly Museum Hack Roundup!

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Getting our Rodin on in the European Sculpture gallery, @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

-Our wonderful new guides, known as HACKERS, are leading tours this weekend! Wish them luck on their Met adventures!

-The Museum Hack Creepy Baby Jesus Tour premieres this month. Get ready to rumble, Christian Iconography style.

-“Camera technology and the iPhone are changing the museum experience.” Eric Gibson in The New Criterion argues for a ban on smartphones and tablets in the galleries. #savetheselfie

-Coincidentally, we are playing with Snapchat today! Prepare for art and museum selfies… User: MuseumHack