Cuseum Partners With Pioneers & MAK to Celebrate Klimt with Augmented Reality

Using augmented reality, Klimt’s iconic masterpiece “The Tree of Life” will be brought to life for the enjoyment of Pioneers attendees in celebration of Viennese modernism and on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of death of Gustav Klimt.

3 Reasons Mobile Wallet Is The Best Place For Your Digital Membership Cards

If you’re reading this, you’re likely considering introducing digital membership cards to your organization and members or maybe you’re just interested in digital tools. Digital membership cards offer a great way to help reduce the costs associated with membership processing, including: card production, shipping, staff labor, direct mail, or promotional/renewal materials.


Introducing Cuseum AR: Spark the Imagination of Your Visitors

We’ve never been more passionate about helping cultural institutions push the envelope with new and immersive experiences. Today, Cuseum is pleased to announce a new feature and support Apple’s ARKit to help craft new ways of delivering experiences for museum visitors.

Tips For Turning Your Organization’s Supporters Into Advocates For Your Cause

The key to success as a non-profit is having followers who believe in you and want to see your organization succeed! Whether they show their loyalty by participating in local arts programs, working with rescue animals, or volunteering at their neighborhood food pantry, supporters and advocates drive your organization to do better and do more.  

Cuseum & Pérez Art Museum Miami Bring Exhibition to Life Using Augmented Reality

Augmented reality, the combination of real and computer-generated worlds viewed through your phone, is popping up wherever you look; in social media, advertising, games, etc! As a new, powerful tool for artistic creation and an innovative method of audience engagement, AR has the potential to revolutionize the way we experience art, and it was only a matter of time before AR entered the museum space. Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has been at the forefront of the movement to bring AR into museums, and in December 2017, in partnership with Cuseum, they launched the first art exhibit using Apple’s ARKit.

How Your Organization Can Go Green With Digital Membership Cards

When you think about the push to be eco-friendly and how you can help, what comes to mind? Using fewer to-go cups? Opting for paper over plastic grocery bags? Turning the lights off when you leave the room? You may never have considered your organization’s membership cards when you think of things that could be greener! But when it comes to the environment, every little bit counts, and switching out your plastic or paper membership cards for something with no environmental impact will not only save your organization time and money, it’s also great for the Earth!


4 Tips to Maximize Your Fundraising Potential from AAM’s Museum Magazine

In AAM’s January/February 2018 issue of Museum, they shared insider tips on how museum CEOs and board chairs can work together to optimize their fundraising capability. Read on to learn how to increase your fundraising efficiency and improve the bond between your trustees, board chair, and leadership team!


Museum Education in the “Age of the Internet”

As museums continue to embrace digital tools to enhance their exhibits and visitor experiences, we’re grateful to take part in the never-ending dialogue and sharing of best practices around technology in the museum. How do we use technology effectively? How do we make sure that it complements the exhibit? And, sometimes most critically, can we afford it? We headed over to the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum to take part in the Greater Boston Museum Educators Roundtable conversation on the topic.


How Cryptocurrency Could Transform The Museum World

Bitcoin has led the world on a roller-coaster ride of excitement and panic over the past several months as its value has shot around like a ball in a pinball machine! Let’s take a step back from biting our nails to look at the potential that cryptocurrencies hold for the museum world, as well as how some museums have already embraced this new trend and all the possibilities it has to offer!

Cuseum’s 2017 Year in Review

2017 has been a year of exciting ideas, innovation, and creation! As we approach the final days of the year, it’s nice to take a look back at some of our favorite moments and remember all that we’ve achieved while looking forward to where we’ll go from here. Thanks for being a part of this journey! Here are a few highlights from this past year:

How Do You Create An App For A Historical City From Start to Finish?

The Historic Charleston Foundation is no stranger to leveraging new technology to showcase Charleston’s vivid history: they have over 50k followers on Instagram! Last year, HCF began a new project with Museum Hack and Cuseum to design an app that further communicates the rich history and stories of this remarkable city.

Cuseum CEO Featured on State of the Art Podcast

Brendan Ciecko, Cuseum’s CEO & Founder, was recently interviewed on State of the Art podcast!

The episode, “The Future Art Museum,” delves into Brendan’s background in music, art, and technology, the inspiration behind Cuseum, and the present and future of museums, as well as how technology is changing and advancing how people interact with art and culture.

Cuseum Takes Part in Nasdaq Opening Bell with Pledge 1%

Earlier this year, we announced that Cuseum had taken the pledge with Pledge 1%  with Pledge 1% Boston, and this week, our CEO & Founder, Brendan Ciecko, joined fellow Pledge 1% companies to ring the Nasdaq opening bell in New York City’s Times Square. 

Cuseum Announces U.S. Patent for Location & Activity Aware Content Delivery System

Cuseum is pleased to announce the issuance of United States Patent No. 9,775,003 related to a method of delivering content based on activity and location. Cuseum continues to strengthen its position as a driver of innovation in the museum and nonprofit sectors.

In Conversation at MuseumNext: Startups & Accelerators in the Cultural Sector

If you couldn’t make it to MuseumNext 2017, don’t worry, we have the next best thing! Brendan Ciecko, Cuseum’s CEO & Founder spoke with Rick Turoczy, Co-Founder of Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) in a session focusing on Startups & Accelerators in the Cultural Sector. Read on to relive the MuseumNext conversation, and learn how museums and cultural institutions could benefit from adopting startup mentalities!

Cuseum CEO to Speak at Communicating the Museum 2017

We’re thrilled to announce that Brendan Ciecko, Cuseum’s CEO & Founder, will be speaking at Communicating the Museum 2017! Held in Los Angeles from November 6-9, the conference will explore the idea of “Museums Beyond Walls.”

Cuseum Launches “Ink For The Arts” to Bolster Efforts to Save Arts Funding

Cuseum announced today, Ink For The Arts, a new initiative to unite people in the fight against the elimination of federal arts programs. The campaign comes in reaction to the on-going threats to cut funding for the arts, which would put the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and other programs at risk.

How Your Museum Can Benefit From Reciprocal Membership Programs

Increased access to museums for members and more revenue for your institution? Sign us up! Reciprocal associations are a win-win for both the cultural institution and their members, and they can offer your institution or organization an incredible variety of benefits. So if you still have some questions about reciprocal programs, we have answers!

Tips for Choosing a CRM for Your Museum

The private sector has long employed customer relationship management (CRM) software, but today, more and more, nonprofits, museums, and other organizations are recognizing the power of having a CRM. There are many options to look at when deciding which CRM to use as each solution employs a different focus, set of features, and cost to consider.