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Health & Wellbeing

How museums can remove barriers to access for blind and partially sighted people

We tend to think of museums and galleries as visual spaces, but it’s important to remember that a visit to a museum can be just...

Health & Wellbeing

What social prescribing can do for museums

With COVID-19 turning society on its head for the past two years, we’re all more familiar with the concept and consequences of social isolation. We...

Health & Wellbeing

Combatting burnout in the museum sector

The term “burnout” isn’t a new one but it certainly feels like it’s a word that’s been on everyone’s lips for the last 12 months....

Health & Wellbeing

In conversation with: Louise Thompson, Health and Wellbeing Manager, Manchester Art Gallery

“I’m a bit of a health and wellbeing nerd and I’m in my dream job, so I just love exploring how we can make museums...

Health & Wellbeing

In conversation with: Sander Daams, Head of Education, Groninger Museum

How can museums support highly stressed and sometimes traumatised individuals to improve their mental health, reduce isolation and develop their skillset in the process?  That’s...

Health & Wellbeing

The role of museums in supporting the wellbeing of children and families

When we consider the modern lifestyle there often seems to be a distinct lack of good old-fashioned, wholesome fun to be found. Although advances in...

Health & Wellbeing

How can museums improve their staff wellbeing?

In any workplace, staff wellbeing plays a vital role in ensuring that the environment is healthy, harmonious and productive. Without a valued team that pulls...

Health & Wellbeing

The importance of Mental Health First Aid in museums

The provision of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is growing as a trend across many industry sectors around world. Yet capitalising on its popularity isn’t...

Digital

Building technology into teaching: Hans Christian Andersen’s House collaborates to create Minecraft worlds

After 5 years of redevelopment, Hans Christian Andersen’s House opened its doors in the summer of 2021. “The museum first opened in 1908. It’s been...

Digital

Expanding the reach of art, architecture and artefacts with Holo-NFTs

 An archaeological expert and avid photographer, Harald Wraunek has developed an admirable reputation for making buildings, statues and artworks accessible to all through photogrammetry....

Marketing

Tiqets launches Marketing Kit to help museums make the most of 2022

To say that the last two years have been challenging for the travel and tourism industry would be an understatement. After months of forced closures,...

Learning

In conversation with: Nicola Mah, International & Museums Relations Manager, National Heritage Board Singapore

As the project lead on Children’s Season for the Museum Roundtable, Nicola Mah’s role involves looking for new ways to feature the diversity of Singapore...

Digital

In conversation with: David Dewhurst, Digital Experience Manager, Science Museum

What happens to interactive kiosks and hands-on installations when the lights go out and visitors are sent home? And how do you turn tactile exhibitions...

Digital

In Conversation With: John Kudos, Managing Partner, KUDOS Design Collaboratory™ and KASA Collective

A creative director, educator, and technologist with over 20 years’ design and management experience, John Kudos has worked on a broad range of projects –...

Digital

In Conversation With: Jahnavi Phalkey, Founding Director, Science Gallery Bengaluru

Reimagining cultural spaces for a digital future is a challenge that many museum professionals have been wrestling with in the recent past. Ahead of her...

Digital

In Conversation With: Katherine Biggs, Senior Digital Manager, National Portrait Gallery

Have a global audience and annual visitor numbers of almost 2 million people? Then how do you keep them engaged and interested when you close...

Digital

Understanding the metaverse and what the future holds for the digital space

It’s a term that has been familiar in tech circles for some time but Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that Facebook would be changing its umbrella company...

Digital

A look to the future: Microsoft Mesh and beyond

In her latest article for MuseumNext, Microsoft Strategy Leader for Libraries and Museums, Catherine Devine, shares where next generation Extended Reality (XR) is heading and...

Marketing

In conversation with: John Swettenham from the Canadian Museum of Nature

Born and bred in Ottawa, John Swettenham has worked at The Canadian Museum of Nature for eight years having previously headed up the marketing function...

Marketing

In conversation with: Seth Spillman, Chief Marketing Officer, The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Taking the decision to be “different” can be scary and it can be unpredictable. But it can also be exciting and enlightening. That’s what Seth...

Marketing

In conversation with Boudewien Chalmers Hoynck van Papendrecht

Few museum professionals have been responsible for engaging with a global online audience on quite the same scale as Boudewien Chalmers Hoynck van Papendrecht. Ahead...

Marketing

In Conversation with Adam Koszary, Head of Digital, The Audience Agency

Considered to be one of the rising stars of the museum world, Adam Koszary’s stellar career has seen him work at the Bodleian Libraries in...

Marketing

In conversation with: Maurice Seleky, Head of Communications and Marketing, Amsterdam Museum

As Amsterdam Museum’s lead on marketing and communications, Maurice Seleky is responsible for helping to shape the strategy for one of the institution’s most interesting...