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Museum Week Northwest Web Site Up And Running

April 24, 2014

Northwest Museums, Including CWB, Showcase Innovations

We’ve mentioned before that The Center for Wooden Boats is working with dozens of other Puget Sound Museums to create a new event called Museum Week Northwest in May.  The website to help everyone find all the museums involved, all the programs, all the special Buy On Get One Free offers is now live at www.museumweeknw.com

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There’s also a Free Smartphone app available to guide you to all the great museums and great deals. The app is called STQRY, by a Seattle tech startup of the same name.  You’ll find a link to them on the Museum Week NW website, or at www.stqry.com  You can download the app on your smartphone free on your Android, iPhone or Windows Phone.  It’s a great app, and one we’re already experimenting with at CWB in our new exhibit; “HIGHLINERS: Boats of the Century.”

Here’s the News Release from the organizers with all the details.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Website and Free Mobile Phone App Will Help You Find All the Special Two-for-One Offers at “Museum Week Northwest”

Museum Week Northwest, May 16-23, highlighting museum innovation in Washington State.

Seattle, WA – Organizers of Museum Week Northwest, the upcoming celebration of innovation, excellence and diversity in Washington state museums, today launched a new website so the public can find dozens of special two-for-one offers and plan visits to many of their favorite museums. The website, www.museumweeknw.com , and a free mobile application called STQRY (download for free at www.stqry.com/MWNW ), are part of the welcome by local museums for the American Alliance of Museums which is bringing the world’s largest annual gathering of museum professionals to Seattle in May.

From May 16-23, while the AAM conference is going on at the Washington State Convention Center, a total of 56 museums and cultural organizations from Seattle and Tacoma, from Bellingham to Olympia, and from Bremerton to Snoqualmie will be offering visitors special discounts and programs.

“This new website is a clearinghouse where you can find all the museums participating, and find out about their admission deals, and other special offers,” said Tom Norwalk, President and CEO of Visit Seattle. “Northwest museums are often involved in cutting edge work, and this is a great chance for the public to get out and explore the excellence to be found in our many museums.”

FREE SMARTPHONE APP

Making it easier for the public to find all the museums in their midst is also why organizers have teamed up with Seattle software startup STQRY.com to use the company’s free smartphone application as a handheld guide to Museum Week Northwest.

Many of the organizations participating in Museum Week Northwest will use the STQRY (pronounced: ”story”) application to help visitors find out where and when events and offers are happening. The STQRY app is free and available on iPhones, Android, and Windows phones, and translates information into the language of the phone (more than 60 languages), helping make museums even more accessible.

“The STQRY mobile app is unique in that it allows you to search for and discover any one of our exceptional and diverse museums, and then you may continue to use the app once on-site to engage more personally with the individual exhibits and treasures,” said Chris Smith, founder and CEO of STQRY. “I’m so honored and excited to see STQRY being adopted by our incredible art and cultural community across the Puget Sound.”

AAM CONFERENCE

This is the first time in 20 years that the American Alliance of Museums has been in Seattle for its Annual Meeting. The AAM Annual meeting May 18-21 brings together 5,000 museum professionals from all 50 states and more than 50 countries.

MUSEUMS WITH SPECIAL OFFERS:

The following organizations are participating in Museum Week Northwest, May 16-23, 2014, with Buy-One-Get-One Free admission offers, or special public programs. Complete information, including terms and conditions, can be found at www.museumweeknw.com.

Bainbridge Island Historical Museum
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Bellevue Arts Museum
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
The Center for Wooden Boats
Children’s Museum of Tacoma
Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
Duwamish Longhouse
Edmonds Historical Museum
EMP Museum
Flying Heritage Collection
Foss Waterway Seaport
Frye Art Museum
Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
Hands On Children’s Museum
Harbor History Museum
Henry Art Gallery
The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Jack Straw Cultural Center | Jack Straw New Media Gallery
Job Carr Cabin Museum
Kids Discovery Museum
Kitsap County Historical Society & Museum
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
LeMay – America’s Car Museum
Living Computer Museum
Milepost 31
Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
Museum of Communications
The Museum of Flight
Museum of Glass
Naval Undersea Museum
Nordic Heritage Museum
Northwest African American Museum
Northwest Railway Museum
Northwest Seaport
Olympic Sculpture Park
Pacific Science Center
The Pioneer Association of The State of Washington
Puget Sound Navy Museum
Queen Anne Historical Society
Renton History Museum
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Asian Art Museum
Shoreline Historical Museum
Spark Museum of Electrical Invention
Steamer Virginia V Foundation
Tacoma Art Museum
University of Washington Museology Graduate Program
USS Turner Joy Museum Ship
Washington State History Museum
Whatcom Museum
White River Valley Museum & Mary Olson Farm
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

About Museum Week Northwest:

Museums around Puget Sound have come together to create Museum Week Northwest May 16th to the 23rd, 2014. For eight days participating museums will celebrate the diversity, quality, and innovations of local collections with special admission offers and a range of events and presentations. Museum Week Northwest coincides with the annual conference in Seattle of the American Alliance of Museums. Attended by more than 5,000 attendees from 50+ countries, AAM’s annual meeting gathers museum professionals to learn about the latest innovations in museum design, operations, outreach, programs and collection management.

Find out more about public events at www.museumweeknw.comand more about the AAM Conference at http://www.aamus.org

 

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