#MuseumStory EP2: The Art of Impacting Lives

Posted by Luis | March 24, 2015

In this episode of #MuseumStory, you’ll listen to two interviews.

The first is about how Lisa Ortega’s life was impacted as a result of her mother’s childhood experience at a museum.

The second interview has everything to do with what the Denver Art Museum has discovered by doing a three-year experiment on engaging young adults.

Both interviews are inspiring and prove museums special abilities to impact lives way beyond the museum visit. 

However, there seems to be a skillful art to accomplishing this. Coincidentally, the museums mentioned in this episode are art museums.

Performance from Untitled #66 at the Denver Art Museum  Image taken from the Denver Art Museum Collective

Performance from Untitled #66 at the Denver Art Museum
Image taken from the Denver Art Museum Collective

It doesn’t matter what type of museum it is though. If you’re involved with a museum that wants to impact lives beyond the visit, be sure to listen to this #MuseumStory episode.

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Topics covered in this episode (in order):

  • Lisa Ortega’s Interview
    • Milagro’s childhood experience
    • Impact on Lisa’s life
  • Denver Art Museum Interview with Jaime Kopke
    • 3-year experiment and report background
    • Untitled Final Friday events
    • Baby boomers
    • Involving the community in events
    • Word of mouth
    • Denver Art Museum Collective
    • Resonating visitors stories
    • Measuring impactful stories + grant writings
    • Basic steps for museums to take to engage their audience
    • Does KiwiJar have a place in the museum industry?

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