Been Thinking Again…

For quite some time I have been thinking that for small town museums to thrive and maybe even survive, they need to evolve into true community centres. Visitor statistics at museums reveal that 85% of visitors go to museums because of events and they return because of events. So what does that tell me?

If we want more people at the museum, we need to plan more events. Focus time and money on events that people want to attend.

Now to put thinking into action. The hard part.

~ Lucille B.


A Winter 0f Museums

The author spent a month on Vancouver Island where some of the best destinations of course were museums. The Royal BC Museum in Victoria, Comox Air Museum, Nanaimo Museum, Nanaimo Military Museum, Port Alberni Museum, Qualicum Beach Museum, Campbell River Museum, and Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria. And yes, there were some we missed! Next time.

As well we visited Milner Gardens at Qualicum Beach. This was a special treat. Don’t miss it if you are in the area. My favorite things – a bit of history, a garden, and a beautiful view.

So, I came home with some new ideas for displays as I usually do.

I really love museums. Haven’t been to one I that I didn’t learn something.

But then I am a little biased.

~ Lucille B.