Back-to-Back Conferences

Now that we’re finally back in the Thinking Outside the Square office, we have a little time to catch up. Admittedly, it’s a little hard to even type without nodding off–and the venti Starbucks isn’t much help, either. Over the past two weeks, we’ve traveled almost 800 miles between two conferences, given three sessions, sponsored.. read more →

Money, Money, Money

In the immortal words of ABBA: “Money, money, money Must be funny In the rich man’s world Money, money, money Always sunny In the rich man’s world Ahhhhhhhhhhh All the things I could do If I had a little money It’s a rich man’s world” Oh, the wonderful things that museums can do with a.. read more →

Museum Citizenship, Pt. 2

In our last blog post, we wrote a little bit about civic engagement and museums. Here’s the SparkNotes version, in case you missed the post (even though it is right below, so you really should read it): Museums are changing who they are and their missions to address inclusivity, visitor engagement, and lifelong learning of.. read more →

18 Mar 2014
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Museum Citizenship, Pt.1

               The general movement of museums in the United States (and the world, really) towards inclusivity and visitor engagement is generally perceived as positive—after all, who wouldn’t like to feel wanted and involved at a museum when visiting? It’s fun to leave a comment or play around with an.. read more →

10 Mar 2014
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It’s Conference Season!

Well, museum conferences happen year-round, but it just so happens that the ones that Thinking Outside the Square will be attending (so far) all happen in the first 4 months of 2014. Our previous post followed us to Toronto for the Canadian Museum Assocation’s Museum Retail & Vistior Services Symposium in mid-January. In the coming.. read more →

26 Feb 2014
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Oh, Canada!

This past weekend, Thinking Outside the Square had a great opportunity to present at the Canadian Museums Association’s “Museum Retail and Visitor Services Symposium”, held in nearby Toronto, Ontario. Brian and Steve, along with Brian’s wife, Kelly, all made the short drive to visit our wonderful Canadian neighbors. Escaping Buffalo just in time to avoid.. read more →

28 Jan 2014
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TOTS on the Go

In a client/contract based business, sometimes it seems like you’re just sitting there, twiddling your thumbs and waiting for something interesting to happen. Other days, you’re so busy that the hours fly by and it’s suddenly 4pm and you haven’t eaten lunch yet. Luckily for us, we don’t have much time for daydreaming (though some.. read more →

17 Jan 2014
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Happy 2014!

Is it me, or did 2013 flash before your eyes when you started counting down to 2014? Like what is said to happen when one has a near-death experience, highlights from 2013 and from Thinking Outside the Square came to mind late Tuesday evening, and I’m happy to say that it has been a great.. read more →

03 Jan 2014
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We’re happy to announce that Thinking O

We’re happy to announce that Thinking Outside the Square now has a Tumblr! You can find it here: http://totsbuffalo.tumblr.com/ Share, like reblog! read more →

16 Oct 2013
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What Do You See?

When it comes down to it, imagining the future of the museum world is pretty hard to do. There’s plenty of different reasons to believe the museum world will go one way or another, but it definitely doesn’t help anyone to sit idle and not think about what’s coming. Recently, the Buffalo History Museum (BHM).. read more →

11 Oct 2013
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