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. Why Do People Visit Museums?
There are many different reasons to visit a museum. Understanding why people choose to go to a museum can help boost attendance and allocate limited marketing resources.
2. Who Visits a Museum?
There are personality types who are more likely to visit museums. There are also people who will NEVER visit a museum. What do you know about these groups?
3. Museum Visitation Factors
Visitors consider many factors before choosing to come to a museum. Here are some of the factors involved in the decision-making process when it comes to leisure time options.
4. What is Museum Quality?
The term “museum quality” is often used loosely to try to sell you something. But what does it really mean?
5. May 4 Visitors Center at Kent State University
This small museum is far more powerful than museums ten times its size. Situated in the campus building closest to the shootings, it tells the story of May 4, the events leading up to it, and the impact felt afterwards.
6. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
The legacy of our nation's most popular president is preserved in Springfield, Illinois, in a state-of-the-art museum.
7. Museum Artifacts Should Never Be Used
This is such a basic concept in the museum profession, it is difficult to find any resources supporting this idea.
8. Making a Donation to a Museum
Do you have something that a museum might want to add to its permanent collection? Here’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about how to make a donation to a museum!
9. Identifying Glass and China Makers' Marks
Have you ever wondered what that funny symbol on the bottom of Grandma’s favorite teacup means? Learn more about identifying glass and china makers’ marks!
10. What is a 501c3?
Museums and other non-profits are known as 501c3 organizations to the IRS.
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