Articles tagged “museums”

Cape Town Museum Criticized for Favoring Tourism Over Pan-African Art

Cape Town Museum Criticized for Favoring Tourism Over Pan-African Art

Pauline Bax, Bloomberg

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa seemingly did a great job of building a major attraction — possibly so great that attracting tourists came at the expense of the artistic mission.

1 week ago

Metropolitan Museum Rethinks Its Hidden Restaurant to Drive More Visits

Metropolitan Museum Rethinks Its Hidden Restaurant to Drive More Visits

James Tarmy and Kate Krader, Bloomberg

A Danny Meyer restaurant in a museum? Ya, that happens at the Whitney Museum, and it's all part of a resurgence in dining facilities at storied museums. Grab some exhibit time, and then an oxtail beignet.

2 weeks ago

Twitter Wars With Competitors Can Be Effective Branding Tools for Airlines and Museums

Twitter Wars With Competitors Can Be Effective Branding Tools for Airlines and Museums

Kara Alaimo , Bloomberg

Twitter wars can enhance a brand if the tone is consistent with a company's character and if they are waged with a tilt toward humor instead of malice. That can be a delicate balance to maintain, however.

3 weeks ago

Abu Dhabi Louvre Aims to Attract Affluent Tourists After Years of Delays

Abu Dhabi Louvre Aims to Attract Affluent Tourists After Years of Delays

Zainab Fattah and Tracy Alloway, Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi is smart to integrate this museum into its tourism planning, and to think big. These days, nothing less than a world-class Louvre, Guggenheim, or Smithsonian will attract real visitation.

1 month ago

Washington, D.C. Draws 20 Million Annual Domestic Tourists For First Time

Washington, D.C. Draws 20 Million Annual Domestic Tourists For First Time

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press

The African American museum, open less than a year and struggling to meet demand, is boosting tourism to D.C. Now it's important for the museum to sustain the momentum and serve those who haven't been able to snag a ticket.

5 months ago

New York’s Metropolitan Museum Considers New Fees That Would Impact Tourists

New York’s Metropolitan Museum Considers New Fees That Would Impact Tourists

Associated Press

Tourists like transparency. They markedly do not like paying $100 to get their family into The Met, only to discover later that they could have paid nothing. Then again, MoMA charges a mandatory $25 and its galleries are packed, so maybe fees don't turn people off as much as we think.

6 months ago

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?

7 months 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?

8 months 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.

10 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.

10 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago