Better Know a Museum Neighborhood

Introducing Better Know a Museum Neighborhood

Photo by Stefan Andrej Shambora via Flickr.

Museums—particularly smaller ones—have long been seen as cornerstones of their community. A good museum may host community events, stage locally-focused exhibitions, serve as keepers of a community’s history, sponsor essential outreach initiatives, act as a second classroom for local school children, or maintain an advisory board of important community members. While all of these great actions are worthy of recognition, the following series will focus on another symbiotic feature between museums and the communities they serve: tourism. More often than not, when someone visits a museum, they are also paying a visit to the neighborhood that the museum lives in. Therefore, with “Better Know a Museum Neighborhood” we will try to shed a light on what’s going on around museums so that on your next museum visit you can truly make a day of it.