Monthly Archives: October 2011

Creating an Experience to Remember

For most visiting the Queens County Farm Museum, the expectation is to see and participate in a unique farming experience.  Amy Fischetti-Boncardo, the museum’s director, explains the museum has answered this expectation by providing an agricultural experience that offers insight … Continue reading

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The Restroom.

In the past few weeks, I distinctly remember two positive, unique museum experiences.  One relates to a museum’s mission statement, the other is a continuation of an exhibit; both of them took place in restrooms! At the Schenectady Museum, the … Continue reading

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What does it mean to serve the community?

“It would feel disingenuous to reach out in a nontraditional way to the community, because we’re not in a position to offer anything. Our best way to reach the community is through education” The above quote was said by Sarah … Continue reading

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Should You Preach What They Want To Hear?

The museum community often discusses a variety of ways to bring new and diverse audiences into museums. Many advertise exciting programs and exhibitions through innovative outreach. If audience is lack luster, museums are encouraged to do audience research to identify the … Continue reading

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