We are thrilled that your venue is participating in Museum Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Participating museums can expect to receive their promotional packets by mid-September. Please check back soon for additional materials.
Museum Day Logos
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Secondary Museum Day logo
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Sized for Facebook and Twitter posts, includes date. If your museum chooses to create a Facebook event, invite @MuseumDay to co-host so they appear on our Facebook Event's page. Title the event "Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day". Let us know if you have any questions regarding social promotion.
Promotional Flyer PDF
Print and display at your school, community center, museum, etc. to generate excitement around Museum Day
Counter Card PDF
Participating museums will receive a printed counter card in the mail by mid-September to display at your venue on Museum Day. Please notify your Saturday staff about your museum's participation in Museum Day and place the counter card in a prominent location. To generate interest in the event, display counter card leading up to Museum Day.
Example Ticket PDF
Ticket provides general admission for two people at the listed venue on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Tickets will be available to download on the Museum Day website August 15th - September 22nd. Tickets appear the same whether printed or displayed on a smartphone.
Women Making History
Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors—it acts as a springboard to empower and help advance the hopes and ambitions of the public. This year, we have chosen to theme the event around Women Making History.
Museum Programming Ideas:
- #WomenMakingHistory: Join Smithsonian's social media campaign and ask museum-goers to share female trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation & culture that they discover at your museum. #MuseumDay #WomenMakingHistory
- Breaking Down Barriers: Host a career panel featuring local women working in male-dominated fields.
- #5WomenArtists: Challenge guests to respond to the National Museum of Women in the Art’s social media campaign asking, “Can you name five women artists?” Provide sticky notes for guests to write the names of 5 women they learned about on their visit. Offer an area for guests to stick their note and celebrate these women.
- The Big Picture: Empower guests to look at the big picture; create a photo booth that frames men and women as equals; by stepping into the big picture, guests make a step toward inclusion.
- Rewriting History: Host a panel discussion on the impacts of how we’ve decided to represent history and the role museums are taking to be more inclusive. Consider pulling out specific items in your collections created and curated by women to be put on special display.
- Scavenger Hunt: Create a scavenger hunt highlighting objects created and curated by women.
- Women in STEM: Focus on women making contributions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.