Last updated: January 18, 2023
I gave a speech and led a discussion workshop at the REMIX NYC 2018 event, held aboard the USS Intrepid in New York City.
See my notes here for more about this event: REMIX Summit 2018 NYC: Raw Notes
Keynote Speaker on R&D + Innovation for Culture
The title of my talk was RENEGADE TOURS AND BUILDING TEAMS: INSIDE MUSEUM HACK
It was described thusly:
Since its launch, Museum Hack has reimagined the museum tour and found new audiences in some very hard-to-reach places. In this talk, Founder Nick Gray reflects on the entrepreneurial journey of building a cultural enterprise from scratch. He also considers other opportunities to innovate across the museum’s value chain, and identifies some of the transferable lessons from his experience for both aspiring creative entrepreneurs and arts institutions.
During my talk, I highlighted three main things:
- How my company Museum Hack got started,
- What makes our renegade museum tours totally different than other museum tours, and
- Why museums matter.
I also shared with the audience slides and ideas for the cultural sector, including stories about my own experience with creativity and innovation.
Discussion and Workshop
After my talk, a group of attendees and I spoke about challenges and opportunities in the cultural sector.
This group included attendees from MoMA, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Getty Leadership Trust, Cornell, and more.
My Speaker Bio for REMIX
Nick Gray is the Founder and CEO of Museum Hack and is based in New York City. He loves museums and thinks people should visit them more often. Nick loves museums but dislikes how most museum tours are delivered. He founded Museum Hack, a company of renegade tour guides offering unconventional museum tours in New York City. Nick lives in New York City, with his favorite places being the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Sheep Meadow in Central Park.