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Samsung’s Frame TV Now Displays the ‘Mona Lisa’ and Other Louvre Masterpieces

A new partnership between Samsung and the Musée du Louvre in Paris has been announced which will see some of the world’s most famous masterpieces...

Mary McGillivray, the TikToker Who Is Making Art History Accessible

Known to hundreds of thousands of followers on TikTok, as _theiconoclass, Mary McGillivray is an art historian with a difference. Her lessons in art history...

Smartify and the Future of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Anna Lowe, Director of Partnerships at Smartify talks to MuseumNext and introduces cutting-edge mobile guide strategies for use in-gallery and at home as well as...

In Conversation with Deirdre Carasso

Meta Knol sits down with Deirdre Carasso to talk about how she transformed a filing city museum into a place cherished by its communities. How...

Covid created a change in mindset in museums, now what will we do with it?

We’ve witnessed unimaginable human adaptability this year, with new ways of working, digital transformation and bold action. We’ve learnt that in challenging circumstances, we can...

Scott Stulen in conversation

Filmed at Philbrook Museum of Art in September 2020. Jeff Martin sits down with Scott Stulen, the Director of Philbrook Museum of Art to talk about how...

What’s the purpose of your Museum?

In 2006, Blake Mycoskie was in Argentina learning to play Polo, when a chance encounter changed his life. A conversation in a bar introduced him...

Lockdown learning – the digital education resources that raised the game

Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Bernadine Evaristo, and Jarvis Cocker are among the 160,000 signatories of the Public Campaign for the Arts petition in opposition to funding cuts...

Best practice in health education in Museums

Educating the population about health issues is an important part of keeping people healthy and well. Health education encompasses physical, mental, social and emotional health....

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,...

What can Massive Open Online Courses do for Museums?

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course. A MOOC is a web-based learning resource that is available to students all over the world. This type...

Opening of collections at Humboldt Forum heralds new era for museum provenance

When visitors enter Berlin’s Humboldt Forum today they will be confronted by a new way of interpreting the institution’s large collection of colonial-era art as...

Why should museums invest in digital condition reporting? 

A chunky lever arch file tucked in a packing crate, annotated sketches, and handwritten commentary are all pretty common examples of condition reports and the...

Smithsonian Collects Objects from Capitol Riot

A Director at the Smithsonian Institution has confirmed that one of its museums will continue to collect artefacts from the violent attack on Capitol Hill...

Museum of London Collects Covid Dreams

The coronavirus pandemic may have caused a significant number of changes to the daily lives of people around the globe but it is also having...

How Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Arts Africa pivoted during the global pandemic

Three months into a new digital role. Faced with a global pandemic. Responsible for shaping the direction of a museum’s communication with the outside world...

National Museums Liverpool Reveals New Branding

National Museums Liverpool has unveiled its new brand as it opens up its galleries and museums once more following enforced closures as a result of...

6 of the weirdest (and most wonderful) museum marketing campaigns you’ll ever see

Art is known for pushing the boundaries in a number of different ways. But what happens when museums carry this mindset over into their marketing...

Hello Future: Manchester Museum’s redevelopment – becoming ‘the museum our city needs’

At the end of last month Manchester Museum closed its doors until October 2022 to put the finishing touches to its £13.5m Hello Future project,...

Action on sustainability must speak louder than words if museums and attractions are to play their part in a greener future

There are few (if any) cultural organisations in the world today that would argue with the need to make sustainability a top priority for the...

What does it mean to decolonize a museum?

In the past few years, museums across the US, Europe, and Australia are trying to tackle the challenge of decolonizing their institutions. However, the very...

Why 2021 will be momentous for social justice in museums

If 2020 was a year that put social justice issues in the spotlight, 2021 will be a year for some landmark changes to remedy these...

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...

Repatriation: why Western museums should return African artefacts

A large number of artefacts held in Western museums and libraries are known to have been appropriated over the ages through conquest and colonialism. The...

Collectivism in a crisis

Partnerships are going to be more important than ever as we start to re-emerge from lockdown, Together for Museums harnessed the collective efforts of members,...

Museums should not be empty

Museums are for the people. But they have not always been that way. Blake Gopnik’s recent opinion piece in the New York Times argues that...

Digital Fundraising

Small Museums Guide to Successful Fundraising Campaigns

Ah, fundraising. For small museums, it can be one of the most vexing issues. This is usually because simply keeping the museum afloat on a...

The Story Behind the People’s History Museum Crowdfunder

Ahead of her talk at the MuseumNext Digital Income Summit, Sarah Miguel gives a glimpse into how she and her team took action when the...

Fundraising with Membership Schemes

Membership schemes are a great way to get audiences invested in your museum’s mission and vision by offering them behind the scenes access and content...

“Tap” into your Digital Fundraising Goals with Contactless Donations

As museums are beginning to open worldwide and visitors are slowly but surely flocking back to their hallowed halls it’s time to think about how...

Virtual Reality is a big trend in museums, but what are the best examples of museums using VR?

Could 2021 be the year that Virtual Reality goes mainstream? That’s what many people are predicting following the launch of the Oculus Quest 2 VR...

How Museums are using Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is the process of using technology to superimpose images, text or sounds on top of what a person can already see. It uses...

Anything you can do in a museum, VR can do better . . . discuss

Is Virtual Reality making the physical museum space obsolete? In an article from 2016, CEO of Six to Start, Adrian Hon, penned an article for...

Is VR-on-demand a viable option for museums diving into the paid content space?

Subscription services are hardly a new idea, nor are they entirely new to the museum sector. But in a post-Covid climate, a growing number of...

What we learnt from art fairs in 2020 to help plan for the future

During 2020 the future looked bleak for art fairs. As we experienced across the cultural sector, mass cancellations, reduced visitor numbers, and ongoing economic uncertainty...

What’s next for Museum Audio Guides – Survey Results

This summer we partnered with multimedia guide company MuseumMate to ask what’s next for Museum Audio Guides with a survey of our community. This essential...

How to sell museum merchandise creatively?

It’s time to invent new ways of doing things. The Vegetable Museum in China’s Shouguang City, known as “Home of Vegetables”, blended live-streaming with e-commerce...

Museums playing with China’s youth subcultures: from animal influencers to dancing relics

How do museums get cute, naughty and playful? Chinese museums have been tackling this question in hopes of appealing to the young audience. Museums in...

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,...