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Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibition says, “Do Touch the Artworks”

The Fernández Blanco Museum, in the City of Buenos Aires is hosting an interactive exhibition called “The art of self-examination”, which aims to help women...

How The Met Celebrates Disability Through Art

All museums and galleries agree that accessibility is important in a museum space. But it is something that is difficult to achieve. Budgets are tight,...

In conversation with: Samantha Bowen, SEND in Museums

An experienced museum professional, an educator, an inclusion campaigner, developer of the highly regarded SEND in Museums website and SEND mum; Sam Bowen is an...

Museums and the art of environmental sustainability

It’s no longer enough for museums to simply serve as monuments to preservation — they must now focus on conservation, as well. As climate change...

The Negative Environmental Impact of Marine Life in Museums

To address the urgency of our climate crisis, exhibitions highlighting destructive environmental actions –particularly ocean plastic consumption – have become increasingly popular. In an effort...

Solving a Museum’s Environmental Challenges with a Hackathon

The London Museum of Water and Steam has taken a creative approach to sustainability. Their aim is to address the climate emergency by creating a...

What Art can do for the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015 the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals – as a roadmap for the sustainable development of all people and our planet. In...

Museum Thought Leaders Urge One-to-One Action to Support Ukraine’s Museums

Renowned museum thought leaders Elaine Heumann Gurian and Linda Norris have called upon the museum world to support Ukrainian institutions and those who work in...

Understanding the essential role of progressive social engagement in successful audience development

By taking a stand when it comes to visitor engagement, cultural institutions can reach new levels of success Like any organisation looking to grow, a...

How are Museums working with Prisons, Ex-Offenders and exploring the justice system?

Prisoners and ex-offenders have a complex set of needs. These need to be met in order for them to be effectively rehabilitated into society. Museums...

6 Things to consider when planning Pride events at your museum

Happy Pride from Belfast! The rainbow flag is flying all over City Centre and a week of queer-themed events has begun in the lead-up to...

Music and the museum – how can exhibits inspire musical creativity?

SHHH! Museums are often thought of as being quiet spaces, for contemplation and learning. But some museums are embracing the power of music to create...

Ten Creative Programme Ideas That Museums Can Offer Adults

Why should kids have all the fun? Museums have an incredible potential to not only educate adults, but also engage and entertain them. Through using...

Why should your Museum run an Artists-in-Residence programme?

Take a look through artist opportunities pages and residencies spring up in the most inspiring and surprising spaces, from a residency on a container ship...

How are museums using TikTok?

Although TikTok is still considered to be the new social media kid on the block, it’s incredible growth in recent years makes it hard to...

Museums and NFTs: what’s the opportunity, who’s doing it best and why question marks remain

Taking a closer look at whether museums and NFTs are a match made in heaven or if there’s good reason for institutions to remain cautious...

What Smartify’s 3 Million users tell us about the world of art in 2022

Just what are visitors doing when they visit museums and galleries? It’s a question asked by many museum professionals and one which Smartify is seeking...

How Museums can livestream great hybrid events

Arts and culture institutions switched to livestreaming and virtual programming out of necessity during the pandemic.  As the sector worked quickly to identify digital platforms...

Why do stories matter to museums and how can museums become better storytellers?

Stories are universal. We all read, watch and listen to them. We all tell them. Stories are part of what makes us human. In fact,...

Online After School Programs That Encourage Creativity

The State Library of New South Wales started two online after school programs during the pandemic; Art Club and Young Writer’s Club. Art Club is...

Can Schoolkids Curate Exhibitions?

Could the curators of your next exhibition be in the classrooms of your local schools? The Harley Gallery recently partnered with 3 local schools to...

Tiqets unveils free ebook to help museums level up visitor experiences

In this digital age, 89% of people use online reviews as “social proof” to help them make decisions on which museums and attractions they should...

How can Museums use their collection to connect to audiences?

Storytelling is a great way to get people, both young and old, to connect with museum collections. That is certainly what the content team at...

Local Marketing for your Museum

With social media adoption at an all-time high, the lure of digital marketing is hard to resist. The international reach, affordable ad options and easy...

Tiqets launches all-new Travel Industry Trends report for the 2022 High Season

After two summers of restrictions, trepidation and limitations, we are finally seeing people getting on planes, trains and automobiles again with a spirit of adventure...

Has digital widened participation by reaching new retail audiences?

By November 2020 internet sales accounted for 36% of retail in the UK, compared to 19.1% in February 2020. While internet sales, predictably, peaked during national...

How can a Museum build strategic partnerships with donors?

Funders and donors are the lifeblood of most museums. But what if we looked at donations and funding as a two-way relationship rather than a...

How Your Museum Gift Shop Can Draw in New Audiences

“Exit through the gift shop” is a phrase that needs to be re-evaluated. Museum gift shops can and should be more than just racks of...

Unravelling the potential of digital fundraising for museums

As funding for museums seems to be shrinking and becoming increasingly competitive year over year, fundraising has become vital for our institutions. The power is...

Museum Fundraising with Virtual Events

One silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic and numerous lockdowns has been emergence and popularization of virtual events. Beginning in March 2020, organisations across the...

Job Hop or Career Climb: Let’s stop demonizing non-linear career paths

As another college semester finishes, I reflect over the summer on the next generation of students graduates to emerge into the workforce as fluid job...

How can the Arts #StandwithUkraine on social media? 

During a time when the freedom and peace in a country are abruptly disturbed. What do you do as a museum, artist, gallery or institution?...

The future of working together: purposefully deconstructing why we gather

Context The phrase ‘going to work’ is so ingrained in me that I had never really stopped to think about it. I got my first...

Why we need museums now more than ever

In today’s uncertain times, museums can act as an anchor in the storm. To those who aren’t as passionate about the power of museums as...

Bringing Science and Space to Life with a YouTube Comedy Show

The Wow! Signal is an online comedy variety show starring a world-renowned astronomer, a viral youtube comedian, and an actor who led a nationally-covered search...

Ensuring Black Museums Matter

Jim Richardson: Welcome back to MuseumNext Disrupt. Today, we’ve got a fantastic presentation for you from De Nichols. She’s going to be talking about the...

Rapid Prototyping for Museums

Jérémie McGowan: Hello everyone, and welcome to this session of MuseumNext Disrupt, on rapid prototyping for museums. My name is Jérémie McGowan, and I’m a...

In Conversation with Nick Merriman

Jim Richardson: So welcome back to MuseumNext Disrupt. Today, I’m at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London, and I’m here with the Executive Director,...

Horniman Museum and Gardens Announced as Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022

Art Fund has announced the Horniman Museum and Gardens as winner of the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022 at the prestigious award ceremony...

Italian Government Halts Museum NFT Sales

The government in Italy has announced that it plans to bring to an end the practice of selling digital copies of masterpieces by galleries in...

Boston Museum Creates NFT Collection to Fundraise for Conservation Work

The Museum of Fine Arts, one of Boston’s most prestigious public art institutions, announced recently that it would be selling off NFTs of some of...