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Universities must open their archives and share their oppressive pasts

For the first time, a Canadian university — the University of Guelph — is reconciling with its history of teaching eugenics. Few universities in Canada...

National Archives Exhibit Blurs Images Critical of the US President

The National Archives and Records Administration, which is charged with the preservation and documentation of government and historical records in the United States, admitted in...

NYC Museums Declined to be Polling Places

Locations for people to go and register their vote is a mainstay of the democratic function of many civilizations and the museum sector has traditionally...

Tourism From China Leads to Upturn in Russian Museum Visitors

It is a problem that many institutions in the West would like to have. Several museums and art galleries in Russia have faced such an...

Climate Change – Can Changing the Way Museums do Business, Change the World?

Climate change is an existential issue and the public cares deeply about it. Teens like Greta Thunberg are taking to the streets, the seas, and...

Best practice in making Museums more accessible to visually impaired visitors

Museums have a duty to cater to people with a wide range of needs and this includes visually impaired people. This is not a small...

Survey Finds British Heritage Sites Aren’t Inclusive Enough

Some of the UK’s top heritage sites, which make up a significant proportion of the country’s museum sector, are not sufficiently inclusive, according to a...

How museums are helping homeless people

Museums are helping homeless people in a variety of ways. Homelessness is an important issue in the United States. The US Department of Housing and...

Musée d’Orsay Welcomes Instagram Artist-in-Residence

The world-famous Musée d’Orsay has announced that they have hired an Instagram artist-in-residence with the aim of bringing more attention to many of the masterpieces...

How To Avoid The “Gamification” Trap In Your Museum

Studies consistently show the educational benefits of incorporating games and play into learning. Games, and increasingly digital and video games, have become mainstays in many...

#travelgram: Live Tourist Snaps Have Turned Solo Adventures into Social Occasions

In the years since selfie sticks went global, it has become clear that the mobile phone has changed the way we travel. The ubiquity of...

5 Ways to Deal with Bad Managers

Almost anyone who has been working in museums for any length of time will have stories about bad managers. They are nearly impossible to avoid...

How Can Museum Workers Feel Less Stressed?

Stress is an inescapable part of life. Nowhere is this more true than on the job and that goes for Museum Workers too. The pressure...

8 Ways Museum Leaders Can Avoid Micromanaging

One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a museum leader is to micromanage your team. It makes your employees feel like you don’t...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art asks ‘What’s Your Met Story?’

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) in New York City has announced a project to collect and share personal stories related to the museum...

Can You Apply Transmedia Storytelling to Museums?

It was 2010 when I opened my inbox and read: ‘Congratulations! It is with pleasure that we invite you to attend the Berlinale Talent Campus...

Eye Catching Museum Logo Design

From Nike’s “swoosh” symbol to the iconic Apple logo, brands know that a strong identity is essential to their success. The same is true for...

Quirky Museum Marketing Ideas to Get Noticed!

Museums around the world need to constantly come up with inventive new Museum marketing idea. From putting a moustache on an aeroplane to setting dinosaurs...

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,...

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....

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...

Bring the Museum to the Classroom with VR Field Trips

Most museums regularly welcome field trips through their doors, but unfortunately not every school is able to visit a museum in person. Could virtual reality...

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