The Neon Museum to offer tour scripts in multiple languages


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 29, 2022

MEDIA CONTACTS:  Amy E. S. Maier, The Warren Group, amy@twgpr.com, 702-904-0296

Mike Dini, The Neon Museum, mdini@neonmuseum.org, 702-387-1141

 

The Neon Museum to offer tour scripts in multiple languages

Translation and production made possible thanks to Bank of America grant

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Description automatically generatedLAS VEGAS – Beginning Dec. 15, The Neon Museum will offer visitors access to hard copy scripts of the guided tour of its main collection in the Neon Boneyard in five languages: Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.  The translation of these tours was made possible thanks to a grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

The five languages were selected based on data collected on which languages the Museum’s website is translated into most often by online visitors.

“The Neon Museum is committed to making its memorable and unparalleled experience as inclusive as possible,” said Aaron Berger, executive director of The Neon Museum. “We know our audience is extremely diverse and wanted to increase access for our non-English language speakers to our guided tours. Last year, we introduced Spanish-speaking guided tours on the weekends, and now, thanks to this funding, we will be able to offer scripts in five highly used languages at all times.”

In awarding the grant to The Neon Museum, Bank of America stated that it partners with local nonprofits that are addressing issues fundamental to economic mobility and social progress in low-and moderate-income communities to help transform Las Vegas into thriving neighborhoods that fuel economic growth and prosperity for all.

Berger added that to save on costs and paper waste, the scripts will be reusable plastic booklets that visitors can borrow for free during their tour and then return.

Tickets for a guided tour can be purchased online at www.neonmuseum.org, and purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended as tours often sell-out.

Editor’s Note: The translated scripts can be downloaded at: https://tinyurl.com/5f6rwztr.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM:

Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying, and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. Fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), The Neon Museum has been ranked No. 1 in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” Nevada’s “Best Museum” by MSN, No. 1 Pop Culture museum and one of the 10 Best Museums in Las Vegas by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, The Neon Museum has an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard; the North Gallery, home to the immersive audiovisual experience “Brilliant! Jackpot” which uses technology to re-illuminate more than 40 non-operational signs; and its visitors’ center inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art in downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, and arts conservation represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. For more information, including tour schedules and tickets, visit www.neonmuseum.org. Also follow @NeonMuseum on Facebook and Twitter and @theneonmuseumlasvegas on Instagram.

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