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Museums working with refugees and migrants

How do museums fit into the narrative around the refugee and migrant crisis? Migration is a big political issue, both in North America and Europe....

Instagram friendly pop-up museum opens in New York to highlight the issue of plastic in our oceans

The Museum of Plastic is the latest Instagram friendly pop up to open in the United States, following in the footsteps of the Museum of...

National Gallery, London exhibits £3.6 million painting in prison

London’s National Gallery has revealed that its recently acquired self portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi went on display at HMP Prison Send, a female prison in...

How Can Museums Support the Youth Climate Strike?

The School Strike For Climate is an international movement of students, drawing attention to the lack of action from politicians on the issue of climate...

Tate Britain partners with Facebook on The Virtual Wing

This month, the use of Facebook’s popular Spark AR platform to create a virtual wing for Tate Britain spotlighted the role of augmented reality as...

Apple team up with New Museum for AR art installations

In July, the US tech giant Apple announced that it had entered into a novel collaboration with the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New...

How Can Museums Harness the Power of WeChat?

With well over a billion users, WeChat is an app that you may never have heard of. This is because by far the majority of...

Film: In Conversation with Tristram Hunt

Jasper Visser sits down with Dr Tristram Hunt, Director of V&A at MuseumNext London in June 2019 to talk about the expansion of the V&A,...

Film: Reimagining the Science Centre

What if….you chucked out all your plans for new exhibitions and started with the questions that your visitors ask you? And you go and find...

How do you start a museum? Advice from four museum leaders who’ve done it

The process of translating an idea and opening your doors as a museum can be a challenging and foreboding process. To help give insight on...

How to Start a Podcast for Your Museum

For museum professionals working to connect their institutions with new and existing audiences, there are an ever increasing list of channels available and it can...

Game of Thrones Tapestry unveiled in the Ulster Museum

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones has come to an end – with the season finale airing in May – and scenes...

Communicating the value of museums

Museums change lives. They educate, entertain and inspire. They provide spaces for social interaction and reflection. And they make valuable contributions to their local communities....

Communicating change and marketing a Museum while closed for redevelopment

Whenever a museum or gallery closes its doors for redevelopment fears and emotions run high. Visitors lament the loss of experiences, spaces and facilities they...

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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