148: Nick Gray: A Man Bringing The Museum Experience To Life
Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Free Podcast Interview with Mr Nick Gray.
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Todays guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is Mr Nick Gray Of Museum Hack, who is tackling an issue that all of us have encountered once or twice in our life.
Have you ever been on a school trip to a museum and after the initial “Yayyyy! We’re out of school” wore off, found the whole thing a bit boring.
Loads and loads of statues, stuffed animals, or tiny little plaques to read, which you start off with the best intentions of reading them all and then start gazing at them with blank eyeballs.
As you wonder why you ate your sandwiches so early?
Well I know that I have, and so its with great regret for me personally, but a huge delight for the people of New York, that one man has taken it on himself to bring these institutions to life for the latest generation.
Yep, like Ben Stiller in the “Night of the Museum” films, he alongside his colleagues run daily tours through the The Met and the Museum of Natural History acting scenes, telling stories and generally making it all fun.
As Nick Gray says on his site “Museum Hacks” he loves nothing more than when someone says to him”That was the most fun I have ever had in a museum”
But like all overnight success stories, his is one of stumbles and falls, successes and failures, not least working for 8 years in his family business, making a film of him and his Dad in Thailand, and even appearing in the Oscar nominated, record shattering, American Pie 2….ok it might not have won him an a Oscar, and actually his scene didn’t end up in the film either.
So let’s find out how Museum Hack can together.
What it was like working for his parents for 8 years?
And of course can he still remember the famous lines that now only appear on the American Pie 2 directors cut?
Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays Free podcast, with the one and only Nick Gray
During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Nick Gray such as:
How he believes totally in the phrase “Fake it until you make it” and how he brings that into his daily life!
How I believe that all Americans have ruined museums for everybody else….yes you will have to listen to find out why I am right!
Why he pays to have a film crew around him and has never regretted the expense once!
How he will share the knowledge of what he has learnt in the Museum tour industry with us all!
The moment that he recreated the magical scene in American Pie 2 for all Join Up Dots listeners!
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