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Art Helps at the National Galleries of Scotland

Engaging with art is proven to have a positive impact on our general wellbeing. Spending time in a gallery or taking part in an engagement...

Wellbeing Through Museum Collections

Museums attract a diverse set of audiences, and the aim of any cultural institution is to engage each audience in the content and activity of...

Wellbeing with Vincent

The subject of wellbeing and mental health within arts and cultural institutions is often centred around displaying or using objects to provide therapeutic assistance to...

Sustainability measures at Miraikan as exhibits or science communication activities

Miraikan, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, ranks sustainability as one of its most important themes to guide activity and outreach programmes. This...

Developing Sustainability Strategies for Exhibitions

Maintaining and looking after museum exhibitions can have a measurable effect on an institution’s environmental impact. With one eye on the future and an appreciation...

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...

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...

Creating immersive experiences in collaboration at the National Gallery

As we’ve emerged from the pandemic and cultural venues began to open their doors again, the question on every museum professional’s lips has been: how...

It’s all change as ‘Ask a Curator’ becomes Ask a Museum

Ask a Curator Day started in 2010 in an effort to harness Twitter’s networking power to drum up some direct engagement with curators across the...

Storytelling strategies: How to get more out of your stories

We museums are generous. We collect and exhibit objects and spread their stories, often to make lessons of the past tangible and to inspire people...

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...

How user-curated collections can help visitors be creative

Do you collect anything? Do you have a shelf of treasured children’s books or an album of stamps? Or even a collection of mugs that...

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...

Finding your Museum’s TikTok Niche

TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media platforms and in 2021 had more online traffic than Google.  As its growth and engagement numbers...

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...

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...

Climate Activists Glue Themselves to Paintings in UK Museums

The museum and gallery sector in the UK has been rocked by a series of protests which saw activists glue themselves to exhibits in a...