Articles tagged “museums”

New York’s Met Museum Breaks Visitor Record With Costume Exhibit

New York’s Met Museum Breaks Visitor Record With Costume Exhibit

James Tarmy, Bloomberg

Hopefully other major museums can learn from the Met's success here. Its upcoming exhibit on camp, framed around a Susan Sontag essay, might resonate with a whole new crop of visitors.

21 hours ago

Las Vegas Opens a Marijuana Museum Built for the Social Media Era

Las Vegas Opens a Marijuana Museum Built for the Social Media Era

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

What happens in Vegas, at least at this particular museum devoted to pot, will likely be splashed all over social media. And that's by design.

3 weeks ago

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Is Positioning Itself as a Draw for Chinese Tourists

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Is Positioning Itself as a Draw for Chinese Tourists

Ryan Steadman, Jing Travel

As the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art prepares to open a major Chinese contemporary art exhibition, the institution is wisely sharpening its strategy for catering to visitors from China.

3 weeks ago

Titanic Relics to Be Sold With Bids Starting at $19.5 Million

Titanic Relics to Be Sold With Bids Starting at $19.5 Million

Dawn McCarty and Jef Feeley, Bloomberg

Relics from the Titanic make for a blockbuster exhibit, one that many people would travel to see. Hopefully those who acquire these pieces will be highly concerned with conservation as well.

4 weeks ago

Fate of Titanic Artifacts in Question as Bidders Offer Warring Plans

Fate of Titanic Artifacts in Question as Bidders Offer Warring Plans

Dawn McCarty and Jef Feeley, Bloomberg

For the sake of future generations who deserve to learn about the Titanic's history, we hope these important artifacts will end up in good hands.

1 month ago

Hotel Art Becomes Integral to the Guest Experience

Hotel Art Becomes Integral to the Guest Experience

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Collecting eye-catching pieces of artwork is one way to set yourself apart from the competition.

2 months ago

Lynching Memorial Draws Tourists to a New Kind of Deep South

Lynching Memorial Draws Tourists to a New Kind of Deep South

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

In Montgomery, Alabama, the tourism board and a new memorial to victims of lynching are building off each other's visibility, drawing visitors into a revitalized area of the Deep South they may not recognize.

2 months ago

Tokyo’s New Digital Art Museum Wants to Draw Global Tourists

Tokyo’s New Digital Art Museum Wants to Draw Global Tourists

Kurumi Mori, Bloomberg

Tokyo has the opportunity to impress tourists from around the world during the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, and the destination is taking that chance seriously. An interactive museum is one way to capture visitors' attention — and get lots of play on social media.

3 months ago

Museums Are Catering to Chinese Travelers’ Interest in Cultural Experiences

Museums Are Catering to Chinese Travelers’ Interest in Cultural Experiences

Samantha Shankman, Jing Travel

Major global museums are already scoring a significant number of Chinese visitors. Institutions without a strategy for the market are missing out.

4 months ago

Austrian Ski Destination Turned Film Location Is Getting an Immersive James Bond Museum

Austrian Ski Destination Turned Film Location Is Getting an Immersive James Bond Museum

Jason Tesauro, Bloomberg

Being "closer to a movie than to a traditional museum" is a minimum requirement these days, especially given the cost of building even a small set of galleries. Mere art on the wall doesn't cut it anymore.

4 months ago

Saudi Arabia Announces Plans to Become a Global Arts Hub

Saudi Arabia Announces Plans to Become a Global Arts Hub

James Tarmy, Bloomberg

A shiny new arts complex could be a strong driver of tourism, in some other country. Saudi Arabia presents so many obstacles to leisure travelers that it's hard to imagine this boosting visitation.

8 months ago

Yves Saint Laurent Museum Opens in Marrakech Near Popular Tourist Site

Yves Saint Laurent Museum Opens in Marrakech Near Popular Tourist Site

Reda Zaireg , Associated Press

Marrakech is already rich in artistic attractions, but this museum could become an icon like its namesake. It's off to a good start by giving visitors more to do than just tour the galleries.

12 months ago