This past Wednesday, Cuseum participated in Boston’s first ever “Tech Night at the Museum.”
The crowd was greeted by TUGG’s Elizabeth Dobrska who spoke about the inspiration and significance behind the gathering, opening with “art is in the experience” and alluding to the collaborative experience to come. The Gardner’s Nathaniel Silver, Assistant Curator of the Collection, also joined and shared perspective about Mrs. Gardner as an early innovator and collector. He added, “she was also a pioneer of ‘social media.’ If there had been digital social media in her time, she would have been at the very forefront broadcasting on every channel you can possibly imagine.”
Cuseum was thrilled to sponsor the event to support TUGG’s mission and celebrate an event that intersects a few of our favorite things; museums, art, and startups. Cultural institutions have always been one of the pillars of the great city of Boston and we were uber-excited to see what happens when you bring the spark of the startup community to an iconic museum like the Gardner. There was no shortage of inspiration to say the very least.
In 2014, Fast Company published a piece, ”How A Grown-Up Field Trip To A Museum Can Improve Your Work.“ It had us thinking: could routine trips to the museum unlock and unleash new ideas, increase productivity, and team collaboration? Aren’t those key characteristics of a healthy startup culture? What we witnessed on Wednesday all seemed to reinforce these ideas. At Cuseum, this is part of our company culture.
We look forward to future happenings like “Tech Night at the Museum” and hope that our peers in the startup community were as inspired as we were!