“What does Milwaukee mean to you?”


Thursday, May 14, 2015


88Nine Radio Milwaukee Studios, 220 E Pittsburgh Ave. Milwaukee, WI

How many people exhibited objects?

We had about 17 exhibits, one provided by MPM, and two provided by local partners, the others were all community contributions.

How many people came but did not bring objects?

We had about 77 individuals visit the Pop Up Museum.


The primary organizer was the Milwaukee Public Museum, in partnership with 88NIne Radio Milwaukee



Posted by Margaret James, Milwaukee Public Museum Educator

What was it about?

The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) wanted to expand our community reach by working outside of the museum’s walls, and by engaging the community in a way they hadn’t been engaged with yet. It was the first Pop Up Museum that MPM had done; we chose our theme because it was something everyone in the community could relate to. Our main goal was to get members of the community involved in a different way.

How did it go?

It was a huge success! We had a much higher turnout than we expected, and we had great feedback about future Pop Up Museums. Working with a partner like the radio station was a great way to get the word out and our community involved and also allowed us to use their space.


We tweeted from our Education Department account (@MPMEducation) and our main MPM account (@MKEPublicMuseum). We also posted images on our Instagram account (@milwaukeepublicmuseum).

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