Articles tagged “museums”

African American Smithsonian Sets a New Standard for Museums as Destinations

African American Smithsonian Sets a New Standard for Museums as Destinations

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Museums can be powerful drivers of tourism and the newest Smithsonian, which quickly became a black American mecca, sets the bar high. Case in point -- how many museums have a line to get into the gift shop?

1 week ago

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Multitasks as a Workout Center

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Multitasks as a Workout Center

Verena Dobnik , Associated Press

Leave it to an iconic museum to get creative about the use of its space and the creation of exercise art. How would this work at The Smithsonian or The Louvre?

1 month ago

Location War for George Lucas’ New Art Museum to Be Decided This Month

Location War for George Lucas’ New Art Museum to Be Decided This Month

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press

As the story points out, the city that gets George Lucas' museum -- whether it is Los Angeles or San Francisco -- will be able to claim one of the most iconic new tourist attractions of the decade in the United States.

3 months ago

Civil Rights Tourism Is Growing and Needs Better Apps

Civil Rights Tourism Is Growing and Needs Better Apps

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Smart destination marketing organizations will recognize that civil rights isn't just a hot-button political issue — it's a crucial part of a destination's identity, and with the right tech, it can draw visitors accordingly.

3 months ago

Italy’s Museums Are Turning to Private Sector Funding to Cover Costs

Italy’s Museums Are Turning to Private Sector Funding to Cover Costs

Frances D'emilio, Associated Press

These are certainly some creative funding ideas, and they're notable for seeking involvement from a broader section of the population. But beyond the initial curiosity, they'll need to find more sustainable models.

7 months ago

The Rise of Civil Rights Tourism in America’s Deep South

The Rise of Civil Rights Tourism in America’s Deep South

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Historically, tourism in the Deep South steered clear of discussing slavery and Jim Crow, instead leaning on less contentious topics like country music and antebellum architecture. But now, civil rights museums are becoming an important part of the South's tourism landscape, even if many state tourism boards haven't gotten on the bandwagon.

7 months ago

World-Class Mexican Museum in San Francisco Slated for 2019 Opening

World-Class Mexican Museum in San Francisco Slated for 2019 Opening

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press

The Mexican Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian, will add a little more diversity to cultural offerings in San Franscisco for tourists and residents.

8 months ago

Pokemon Go Is Already a Big Boon for Small Museums

Pokemon Go Is Already a Big Boon for Small Museums

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Some small museums are noticing Pokemon Go players making their way through the doors but should also remember, like any craze, these players probably won't become repeat visitors.

8 months ago

Museum to the First Great American Road to Open in 2017

Museum to the First Great American Road to Open in 2017

Associated Press

We love this idea but can't help but note the irony that it comes at a time when so much of the U.S. transportation system -- from airports to trains to bridges -- is such a relic now they could be added to to historical record as well.

1 year ago

Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian Institute Has a New Building for Visitors

Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian Institute Has a New Building for Visitors

Brett Zongker, Associated Press

This is where the real history began in D.C. attractions, and it's good to see it open again.

2 years ago

To See the Best of Egyptian History, Prepare a Trip to Turin, Italy

To See the Best of Egyptian History, Prepare a Trip to Turin, Italy

Colleen Barry, Associated Press

You have to think that the current instability in Egypt makes Turin all that more attractive to archaeological tourists.

2 years ago

Tunisian Museum Reopens After Deadly Tourist Attack

Tunisian Museum Reopens After Deadly Tourist Attack

Associated Press

A violent incident such as this shooting has the potential to significantly hurt a destination's tourism industry and foreigners' perception of its safety. However, Tunisia is already considered an adventurous choice for many consumers and it's unlikely those interested in visiting will be deterred by a one-time attack.

2 years ago