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The most forward looking museum conference in Europe, if not the world.

Gail Dexter Lord, Co-President, Lord Cultural Resources

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MuseumNext is a global conference on the future of museums. Since 2009 it has acted as a platform for showcasing best practice today to shine a light on the museum of tomorrow.

The conference, conceived at the start of the digital revolution has grown to include future thinking on leadership, audiences, collections, transformation, knowledge, participation, and more.

As one of the world’s leading museum conferences, MuseumNext is a hub for knowledge sharing and provides delegates the opportunity to network with international peers.

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A People’s Journey, My Personal Reflection

by Aleia Brown On September 14th I previewed the National Museum of African American History and Culture as part of the museum’s identified Social Influencer group. My preview reflects what I saw while I was there. Please keep in mind that staff was still working to complete and refine elements before opening day on Saturday, …

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Virtual Reality Meets Pop Superstardom

By Jim Richardson In the depths of London’s Somerset House two trends, one from museums and one from technology have collided with interesting results. Björk is the latest musical superstar to have a museum show dedicated to her in the capital, something which seems to be becoming an increasingly popular way for cultural institutions to …

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New Immersive Heritage Experience – The Lost Palace

The Lost Palace is a new immersive heritage experience from Historic Royal Palaces. MuseumNext Founder Jim Richardson took the tour.  It’s dusk in central London, and I find myself on Whitehall, the street that connects Trafalgar Square with Parliament. Even at 8pm, it’s still busy with tourists, mixing with office workers on their way home …

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MuseumNext Announces European Museum Conference 2017

We are delighted to announce that our ninth annual European Museum Conference will take place in the Dutch city of Rotterdam in June 2017. Since 2009, MuseumNext it has acted as a platform for showcasing best practice today to shine a light on the museum of tomorrow. Dutch museums have been at the heart of the …

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MuseumNext Launches Podcast for Museum Professionals

At MuseumNext we have always strived to bring innovation and inspiration to museum professional. Today we are launching a Podcast for Museum Professionals that makes it easy for anyone to listen to the best in museum thinking wherever they are. Each MuseumNext Talks podcast will share a conference presentation from one of our events. Imagine using your commute to listen …

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Cyborg Artist Neil Harbisson to speak at MuseumNext

Contemporary artist and cyborg activist Neil Harbisson will be speaking at our New York City conference on innovation in the museum sector. Neil Harbisson is best known for having an antenna implanted in his skull and for being officially recognized as a cyborg by a government. The antenna allows him to perceive visible and invisible colours …

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