The removal of physical barriers, development of secondary stories, distribution of information beyond our “period of significance,” and participation of our visitors in the tour experience have all begun to change the traditional house museum model found at HdPM just a few years ago. Our tours are more vibrant and engage the senses beyond sight, to include sound, touch, and sentiment.
Hotel de Paris Museum™ is an ideal stage for the Innovation Lab. Our small size allows us to be nimble and move forward with strategic ideas. This shift in preservation thoughts and practices, and implementation of “active engagement” has been well-received by the public and is increasing HdPM’s on-site visitation, on-line visitation, museum shop sales, and donations.
For more information about Innovation Lab, go to https://www.aam-us.org/resources/center-for-the-future-of-museums/projects-and-reports/innovation-lab-for-museums