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Here are the top ten articles for the Museums Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. How to Hang a Quilt
Antique textiles require extra care in order to display them properly. Here are some tips and step-by-step directions to help you prepare your quilt or coverlet for hanging.
2. Easy Museum Interactive Ideas
People are bombarded with high-tech glitz every day. Sometimes simpler, low-tech interactives can make an even bigger impact and help you get your message across. They’re also easy on the budget.
3. Museum Membership Programs
Memberships are a great way to build a solid audience base and create a steady revenue stream for your museum. If you don’t have a membership program, start one! And if you do, don’t forget to revisit benefits and costs periodically.
4. How to Number an Artifact
Each artifact is marked with a unique number when it enters a museum’s collection. Read on to learn how it’s done!
5. Museum Etiquette
How should you behave when visiting a museum?
6. American Girl Dolls
A wonderful, but pricey, way to get girls interested in history!
7. Antique Spotlight – Dolls Today
Television commercials revolutionized the way toy makers sold dolls. Also, learn more about the doll collection on display at the National Museum of the American Indian!
8. Antique Spotlight – How Did Girls Play with Dolls?
Girls played with their dolls in unexpected ways. Read on to learn more about doll funerals and other "unique" dollplay. Plus, learn all about the 400 dolls on display at the Shelburne Museum.
9. Antique Spotlight – Children’s Day
Children´s Day was created by the toy industry to...you guessed it! Sell more toys! Also, learn about the dolls currently on display at the Milwaukee Public Museum.
10. Historical Anniversaries – 100 Hours Event
Learn more about planning a 100 Hours Celebration to commemorate a major historical milestone using the McKinley National Memorial’s 100th anniversary as a case study.
Be sure to visit the Museums Archives for all the articles!
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