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Live streaming from the gallery? How Museums are using Facebook Live

In this ever-changing world of digital, there’s always something new, and predictions of trends can seem out-of-date before they are even published. But Facebook Live...

Reorganise, Reuse, Rethink and Relaunch – Lessons from Philbrook

Philbrook Museum & Gardens in Tulsa, Oklahoma yesterday relaunched their website in response to their temporary closure for the COVID-19 crisis and to offer their...

Museum Social Media Entertains During the COVID-19 Crisis

With the world focused on the COVID-19 crisis, and museums shut as part of the effort to limit the outbreak. Institutions have been adjusting to...

Big Data and Museums

Big Data: it’s a term that conveys power, generates suspicion and even scares some of us. But what role does big data have to play...

7 ways VR is changing the museum landscape

Many people make the mistake of seeing museums as stuffy, traditional spaces. They are perceived to be institutions that look backwards and cling to the...

How can museums use gaming to their advantage?

Can games ever be considered art, and do they have a place in museum exhibitions? Computer gaming is hardly a new phenomenon but, as with...

‘Storyteching’ – how museums can use technology to tell their stories

We are living in a technology-driven age, and the right digital medium can help museums stay in the loop. Museums face a lot of competition...

Meaningful museum interpretations using virtual reality

If the purpose of museums is to reflect on our reality, can virtual reality interpretation add a new and valuable dimension? How can people experience...

Livestreaming and museums: making museums truly accessible

Not everyone has the means or opportunity to visit a museum, so should curators bring the exhibit to the viewer? From social media to video...

Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Images to Public Domain

The Smithsonian Institution has released millions of high-resolution images from its collections so that members of the public can download them freely. Over two million...

Mixed Reality Brings Liberation Struggle to Life at Paris Museum

A modern take on the historic struggle to liberate the French capital from Nazi oppression has been launched at the Museum of the Liberation of...

Natural History Museum Reaches Millions with TikTok

When you think of the latest innovations that are allowing museums around the world to reach new audiences, perhaps snail jokes aren’t top of your...

Chinese Museums Put Exhibitions Online Due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak in several cities of China has led to some drastic measures including the construction of a huge new medical facility in the...

Museums Open Up Archives with Unsplash

Unsplash is the largest platform for freely sharing photos in the world. With more than 60 million image downloads and 10 billion views every month,...

What Digital Twin Technology Means for Museums

Museums are complex organisations and technology has to some extent made them more complicated. The Natural History Museum in London, for example, has more than...

Digital Technologies Used to Bring the Tower of David Museum to Life

Digital techniques, including the use of augmented reality (AR), have been put to use in the museum sector before, usually in the field of artistic...

Marina Abramović Performance Piece Comes to HoloLens 2

On Monday, the world-renowned auction house, Christie’s, announced that would be presenting a new performance art installation using mixed reality technology by the leading conceptual...

Anti-Capitalist Protestors Hack New York Gallery’s Exhibition

The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City was subject to an anti-capitalist protest which came in the form of an internet-based hack...

Virtual Reality is a big trend in museums, but what are the best examples of museums using VR?

It is clear that technology plays a huge part in the modern museum experience. Take for example Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute. They launched a range of...

Musée d’Orsay Welcomes Instagram Artist-in-Residence

The world-famous Musée d’Orsay has announced that they have hired an Instagram artist-in-residence with the aim of bringing more attention to many of the masterpieces...

How To Avoid The “Gamification” Trap In Your Museum

Studies consistently show the educational benefits of incorporating games and play into learning. Games, and increasingly digital and video games, have become mainstays in many...

#travelgram: Live Tourist Snaps Have Turned Solo Adventures into Social Occasions

In the years since selfie sticks went global, it has become clear that the mobile phone has changed the way we travel. The ubiquity of...

How Are Museums Using HoloLens?

Museums around the world are doing interesting things with HoloLens. In this article we highlight some of the most interesting Museum HoloLens projects from the...

3D printing is helping museums in repatriation and decolonisation efforts

Manchester Museum recently returned items taken from Australia more than 100 years ago to Aboriginal leaders, the latest move in an ongoing debate over calls...