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New Minnesota Museums App Makes Finding Fun Easier Than Ever
Just in time for the busy summer travel season and Minnesota Museums Month in May, the Minnesota Association of Museums and the Minnesota Historical Society are launching a free Minnesota Museums app that will direct users to the more than 500 museums statewide.
“We are so fortunate in Minnesota to have such a wide variety of museums across the whole state,” said Lin Nelson-Mayson, chair of the Minnesota Association of Museums and director of Goldstein Museum of Design. “This new app makes it easier than ever to find those resources.”
The app, available May 1 for iOS and Android, allows users to browse Minnesota museums by name, category or location. Users can create an itinerary, check off museums they've visited and upload favorite museum photos. The app will also suggest museums based on geographic location. For more information and to download the app, visit www.minnesotamuseums.org/app.
“The Minnesota Museums app is also a great discovery tool for museum-goers. If you’re visiting one museum, the app will suggest others in the area--museums you may never have heard of,” said Jada Hansen, Minnesota Association of Museums Development co-chair and executive director of the Hennepin History Museum.
The Minnesota Museums app was developed through a partnership between the Minnesota Association of Museums and the Minnesota Historical Society.
The Minnesota Museums app is made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.
May is Minnesota Museums Month
Minnesota Museums Month is a statewide celebration of museums, their stories and their communities. This May, visit a new museum in your community, take a road trip or return to one of your favorites that you haven’t seen in awhile. Museums of every type—art, historical, science, arboretums, zoos and more—are participating. For more information visit www.museumsmonth.org.
About the Minnesota Association of Museums
The Minnesota Association of Museums is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide a forum for individuals who work in and with museums throughout the state. Its goals are:
- To foster and encourage communication among museum professionals in Minnesota
- To increase the visibility of MAM and promote Minnesota museums as a public resource for learning and recreation; and
- To provide educational opportunities and training for museum staff, both paid and volunteer
About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.
The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.