How the Denver Art Museum Used Their Mobile App to Create Accessible Experiences for Visitors

There are many ways that museums and cultural institutions can use technology to make their visitor experience both engaging and accessible to all ages and abilities. While many institutions have made accessibility a priority, a leading voice in this movement is the Denver Art Museum. While the museum offers many excellent programs to support visitors of all ages and abilities, through the creation of a Cuseum-powered mobile app, the museum made great strides in assisting visitors with vision and hearing impairments.

Attack of the 100-Year Old Startup

At first glance, museums and startups may not seem to have an overwhelming amount in common. The majority of museums are not-for-profit, mission-driven institutions and operate in a different realm than the high-growth (and high risk) enterprises of Silicon Valley. Over the last few years, however, I’ve noticed something very interesting happening in the museum space. 

How Museums are Leveraging GIFs & Giphy to Boost Audience Engagement

From dancing dogs to pop culture references, GIFs have added another element of fun to how we communicate in the digital age. Animated GIFs are like short, sweet, videos or digital flipbooks that allow images to come to life on your screen. While GIFs have been around since 1987 (they’re over 30 years old, and also known as “graphics interchange format”) they didn’t rise to mainstream popularity until the late 2000’s. Since their new rise to fame and everyday use, GIFs have not only redefined how we communicate over social networks, email, and SMS, but they have also presented themselves as a new tool to engage and educate audiences in the museum realm. This has led museums and cultural institutions to embrace GIFs as a way to bring their collections to life and engage  younger, digital-centric audiences.

5 Creative & Innovative Experiments in Museum Membership

When most people think of innovation, their minds automatically wander to technology. While technology does undeniably play a large role in how museums drive innovation, there are also many other ways institutions can make strides in creative and experimental ways. Looking towards membership, this aspect of museums has remained fairly inline in what it has been for the past few decades. But, as the demographics and expectations of the population continue to evolve, museums must search for ways to experiment and break away from the traditional models.

A Presidential Campaign: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation Announces New Digital Management Cards

Lincoln Library

“Four Score and seven years ago”… but actually today! We’re proud to announce that the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation has launched their new digital membership cards! At Cuseum, we value sites that showcase history in a new light and use new means of technology.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation’s mission is to, “support the educational and cultural programming of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; fosters Lincoln scholarship through the acquisition and publication of documentary materials relating to Lincoln and his era; and promotes a greater appreciation of history through exhibits, conferences, publications, online services, and other activities designed to promote historical literacy.” The Digital Membership cards aid in the creation of a better membership program.

For a library that is trying to preserve paper through any means necessary, it makes sense to switch over to a more green alternative like the digital membership cards.

Is your organization looking to benefit from the conveniences of digital membership program? Schedule a free consultation with Cuseum today!

Membership Cards to the Commonwealth: Commonwealth Club of California Launches New Membership Cards

Cuseum is pleased to announce that the Commonwealth Club of California has made the switch to digital membership cards! Hosting a myriad of lectures and forums for the benefit of the people of the Bay Area, the Commonwealth Club of California has so many members that trying to print a card for each would very time consuming! With the club being situated near Silicon Valley, it’s a perfect fit to allow members to access their membership cards from their phones!

The Commonwealth Club of California meets at a variety of locations and times throughout the Bay Area, and now it has never been easier to bring your membership card with you, making it possible to attend every event the club has to offer!

Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club of California is the oldest and largest public affairs forum in the United States and we are proud to partner with them!

Is your organization looking to benefit from the conveniences of digital membership program? Schedule a free consultation with Cuseum today!


Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Sacramento Zoo Launches New Membership Cards


We’re excited to announce that The Sacramento Zoo has launched their new digital membership cards! These new digital membership cards will make visiting your favorite Zoo easier than ever!

The Sacramento Zoo encourages all their members to be more sustainable through their “Green Membership” program. This program limits the amount of paper waste in mailings, membership cards, and saves the Zoo from unnecessary costs. We are happy to support the Zoo in preserving the environment of the animals they protect!

Don’t be a sloth, rush to the Sacramento Zoo today and try out their new digital membership cards!

Is your organization looking to benefit from the conveniences of digital membership program? Schedule a free consultation with Cuseum today!

Going Green with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy


The Emerald Necklace Conservancy has now joined the growing list of Cuseum customers with their new mobile app! Having a mobile app can cut down on brochure and map paper waste, so the new app is a perfect fit!

We are glad to assist them in their mission statement, “The Emerald Necklace Conservancy connects people and parks and conserves the Emerald Necklace through projects and programs to enrich the visitor experience and restore and renew the landscape, waterways and parkways. To steward the Emerald Necklace’s 1,100 acres of parkland extending from Boston’s Back Bay through Brookline and Jamaica Plain to Franklin Park in Dorchester, the conservancy works in collaboration with its partners on advocacy, maintenance and restoration, education and access, and promoting park stewardship through volunteer and youth programs.” There is no better way to enhance visitor experience than through mobile phones!

We are glad the Emerald Necklace Conservancy has become part of the mobile revolution and we hope they will continue to use digital methods for further visitor engagement. Go visit them today and try our mobile app!

Interested in creating a mobile experience for your organization? Click here to schedule a free consultation with a Cuseum expert today!

Infographic: Results from Augmented Reality Museum Visitor Impact Survey

At Cuseum, we’re deeply interested in how new technology and approaches impact the multitude of ways museums and cultural attractions interact and engage with their visitors. Over the past few years, we’ve watched many changes redefine how organizations think about digital engagement and the general expectations and behaviors of their visitors.

Cuseum Selected as Finalist by World Tourism Forum Lucerne as One of the World’s 15 Most Innovative Travel & Tourism Startups

We’re excited to announce that Cuseum has been selected by World Tourism Forum Lucerne as “one of the world’s 15 most innovative travel and tourism startups.”

Explore the History of Soap with Clean the World Foundation’s New Web App

We are pleased to announce that the Clean the World Foundation, a leading global health nonprofit, has launched their new web app the Soap Story! The Soap Story museum is the latest addition to the Clean the World Recycling Operations Center in Orlando Florida, and is the first soap museum of its kind.

Live a Life of Adventure With Ease: Adventure Science Center Announces New Membership Cards

Adventure Science Center

Adventure Science Center has now launched their new digital membership cards in partnership with Cuseum. These new digital membership cards have creative names after different space shuttles, such as Apollo, Gemini, Voyager and Endeavor.

For a museum that is always at the forefront of technology and innovation, digital membership cards are the perfect fit at the Adventure Science Center. From programs like Yoga under the Stars, in the planetarium, to the accessible partnership museums, the members of the Adventure Science Center are always on the go! With new digital membership cards there is no need to keep track of a traditional plastic card because your card is right at your fingertips.

Kudos to Adventure Science Center for adopting an adventurous new membership program!

Is your organization looking to benefit from the conveniences of digital membership program? Schedule a free consultation with Cuseum today!

Creating Joy with the Mingei International Museum’s New Digital Membership Cards

We’re proud to announce that the Mingei International Museum has launched their new digital membership cards! At Cuseum, we value museums finding joy in new digital solutions!

The Mingei International Museum’s mission is to, “further the understanding of art of the people (Mingei) from all eras and cultures of the world. This art shares a direct simplicity and reflects a joy in making, by hand, useful objects of timeless beauty that are satisfying to the human spirit. The Museum collects, conserves and exhibits these arts of daily life – by unknown craftsmen of ancient times, from traditional cultures of past and present, and by historical and contemporary designers”. We are happy to make useful digital membership cards for the hands of their valued members!

Digital Membership cards allow more efficient and environmentally-friendly accessibility for museum membership programs!

Interested in learning how digital membership cards can benefit your organization? Schedule a free consultation with a Cuseum expert today!

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