KMA Co-Sponsors Museum Hack Audience Engagement Workshop – Scholarships Available!
KMA is pleased to join with the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics and the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress to offer a one-of-a-kind audience engagement workshop from the renowned Museum Hack organization, which offers “renegade tours” of museums across the country.
What: Museums are Awesome (and we can prove it) – an audience engagement workshop
Who: Sponsored by the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress, and the Kansas Museums Association
When: April 25, 2018, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: The Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Dr., Lawrence, KS 66045
To register click here.
Scholarships are available from KMA:
Who is eligible? Any current Individual Member of KMA. If you are not a current individual member of KMA you can become a member at https://goo.gl/9y2KAi.
What is the scholarship deadline: Form must be submitted before midnight on March 15, 2018.
What costs will the scholarship cover? Scholarships cover the workshop registration fee only.
How many will be awarded? Two scholarships will be awarded based on the application and as funds allow.
How will the scholarship be awarded? Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than March 20, 2018.
Are there expectations of the scholarship winners? YES! By submitting this request for scholarship you understand you are required to register for a minimum of one day and make a concurrent session presentation about information learned at the bootcamp at the 2018 KMA conference in Independence, Kansas (Nov 7-9).
About the workshop:
Our Audience Engagement Workshop will help spark innovative and creative thinking about how to attract and engage audiences of all ages, while investing in your staff and reconnect them to your collections and mission. Based on our week-long training program, this 4.5-hour professional development workshop offers a framework by which institutions can begin to incorporate our techniques into their spaces to bring in new audiences and re-engage with existing ones. Your staff will learn and practice techniques for high-level audience engagement, “hack-style” tours, and playful activities in museum spaces. They’ll approach your museum 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.
About Museum Hack:
Museum Hack does renegade tours at the world’s best museums. Our tours include the untold stories of the art and artists, juicy gossip about the museum, and activities in the galleries like “Buy, Burn, Steal” where guests choose their favorite (and least favorite) pieces, or “Yearbook Tags” where guests have to match a title like “Best Hair” or “Least Likely to do X” in the portrait gallery. We also do fun photos with the art, and occasionally wine. Every tour is unique and customized on the fly to include the pieces our guides are really passionate about, not necessarily the most famous or most expensive pieces. The overall theme is to make tours fun and engaging, and help overcome Museum Fatigue — a real problem where visitors get tired and bored when they visit museums. For more information, visit the Museum Hack website.