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App Brings Black History to Life With Augmented Reality

A British charity devoted to education and improving mental health has launched an augmented reality (AR) app that it says will highlight the historic roles...

Museums in Massive Multiplayer Games

Working from home during the lockdown put me in a small room, which for much of the time sounded like a battleground. Gunfire would reverberate...

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Streaming Animal Crossing

In what is thought to be a first for the museum sector, Monterey Bay Aquarium has used a popular video game to present a live...

Why accessibility as an afterthought must now become a thing of the past

In her latest article for MuseumNext, Catherine Devine discusses the importance of accessibility in museums and why there’s still much to do in order to...

ArtLens for Slack Delivers Art to Remote Workers

The Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio has teamed up with Potion Design to create a system whereby ‘virtual exhibitions’ can be created at will...

As Amazon Starts Offering Virtual Classes and Sightseeing Tours, Could Museums Benefit?

The tech giant Amazon has recently launched a new service which allows people to access experts in their field and to enjoy virtual touring experiences....

How Arts Organisations Can Use TikTok

There can be little doubt that all arts organisations and museums can harness the power of social media to their advantage but TikTok, in particular,...

The Best Free Virtual Tours of Museums in the World

Going to museums and art galleries has not been easy in 2020. Although many museums have been open to the public over the course of...

How are Museums making money online?

Recently, the subject that people want to speak with me about is how museums are making money online.  “What’s working?” and “Who’s doing it well?”...

Mayflower 400: how we brought the pilgrims’ ship to life using VR technology

It’s almost impossible, 400 years later, to imagine the scene in September 1620, when groups of English Puritans took their last look at the land...

Museum Heads to Wonderland With Virtual Reality Event

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has announced that it will stage a major virtual reality (VR) event in the museum to support of...

The future of museums doesn’t have to be a choice between the physical and the digital

“The future of museums doesn’t have to be a choice between the physical and the digital. It’s ok to have a foot in both camps”...

How are museums using artificial intelligence, and is AI the future of museums?

Artificial intelligence, or “AI,” is a powerful tool being used all around us — but it’s not exactly new. Although it was first fully developed...

How Museums are using Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is the process of using technology to superimpose images, text or sounds on top of what a person can already see. It uses...

Ask a Curator : Questions for your curator

Next week Ask a Curator day will take place across social media platforms, with more than 1000 museums, historic houses, galleries, libraries, aquariums and zoos...

Digital Volunteering Spikes During Australian Covid Lockdown

A citizen scientist programme in Australia has seen a huge upturn in volunteering during the country’s pandemic lockdown period. Although the institution behind the scheme,...

Technology and planning help museums manage outdated exhibitions

Museum exhibitions are all about the “Wow!”, “What?” and “Why?” as they showcase beauty and wonder, spark curiosity, and share some of the important lessons...

Facebook announces paid events

One of the challenges currently facing Museums is how to monetise their online activities, so many working on the digital side of our cultural institutions...

Innovating with digital to find new revenue stream for Museums

In the UK this week, the Culture Minister Oliver Dowden reportedly told museum directors to be more commercially minded, with one suggestion being that they...

Ask a Curator day returns on September 16th 2020

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...

How can games in museums enhance visitor experience?

Museums are typically thought of as destinations to house and display art, artefacts and collections of cultural interest. But in an age of shortened attention...

Using Technology to Change How We Talk About Museums

What does a museum mean to a city? Who feels represented, included or inspired by these civic institutions? These are big questions, with no easy...

Military Museum Uses Chatbot During COVID-19

A Canadian museum has decided to introduce chatbot technology to help it in light of the global pandemic crisis. The Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum, a...

Beyond Office: Microsoft and the museum environment

As a Business Strategy Leader for Libraries and Museums in Microsoft’s Worldwide Education team, Catherine Devine spends much of her time considering how digital transformations...