Sharing the “New Glensheen” on Social Media: An Interview with Jane Pederson, Glensheen Mansion’s Marketing Manager

As a native of the east coast, I had never heard of Glensheen Historic Estate in Duluth, Minnesota until I stumbled on this profile from The Current: “Glensheen reinvents itself with live music, new perspectives, and kayaks.” I was intrigued by the steps this 39-room historic mansion is taking to buck the trend of declining historic…

The Participatory Museum on Social Media

I’m finally reading Nina Simon’s 2010 The Participatory Museum, and of course it’s great. I’ve been picking up a lot of ideas on how to use social media to dialogue and engage our members at AASLH–to communicate with them instead of just communicating to them. By the time I’d read the introduction before I realized that the entire book could be…

Using Instagram to Incorporate Visitor Reactions into the Exhibit: An Example from the Wellcome Collection

I’m currently on holiday in London for two weeks. Of course, as a DC native living in Nashville, I miss the capital’s near-infinite supply of museums, so I’m doing my best to see as many of London’s amazing free museums as possible. While most of the larger institutions (Tate, British Museum, National Gallery, etc.) could…