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How will 5G technology impact museums?

Mobile phone networks have been capable of passing data communications from their earliest iterations. However, it was not until so-called 3G came into existence that...

Tate Britain partners with Facebook on The Virtual Wing

This month, the use of Facebook’s popular Spark AR platform to create a virtual wing for Tate Britain spotlighted the role of augmented reality as...

Apple team up with New Museum for AR art installations

In July, the US tech giant Apple announced that it had entered into a novel collaboration with the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New...

How Can Museums Harness the Power of WeChat?

With well over a billion users, WeChat is an app that you may never have heard of. This is because by far the majority of...

In Conversation with Rijksmuseum’s Wouter van der Horst

Wouter van der Horst is the Digital Learning Educator at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. I was fascinated by his lecture at MuseumNext London and followed...

How Museums Are Using Minecraft to Gamify Learning Experiences

If a museum is about anything, then it is about providing an engaging learning experience. Of course, in a traditional sense, learning is also about...

Is Instagram culture a positive influence for museums?

I would expect many of us who work in the industry remember the first time we visited a museum we have since grown to love,...

Is the future of museums online and what might a virtual museum look like?

I regularly work with museums to improve their use of technology to open up their collections, attract more visitors and build better relationships and the...

Should your Museum be on the latest social media craze TikTok?

TikTok (also known as Douyin in China) is an app for creating and sharing short music videos and short looping videos. The platform is one of...

Philbrook Museum of Art on their hugely successful Museum Confidential podcast

How do you make a great museum podcast? Museum Confidential from Philbrook Museum of Art is one of our favorites. The podcast takes listeners behind the...

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...

Augmented Reality takes museum-goers inside Rembrandt painting

One of Rembrandt’s most famous paintings has been brought to virtual life by The Mauritshuis and Nationale-Nederlanden at the historic Waag(Weigh House) in the heart of Amsterdam. The...

What does blockchain mean for art museums and could it bring transparency to the art market?

Whether you follow trends in technology, banking, or digital art, chances are you’ve heard of blockchain. This digital record-keeping technology is relatively new but has...

Snapchat launches virtual Museum to celebrate Black History Month

Snapchat is helping to mark Black History Month with a new Lens that lets users visit a new Augmented Reality art gallery dedicated to young black artists. Snapchatters can access the...

Film: Benefits of Mixed Reality in Museums

New mixed reality technologies such as HoloLens blend the physical world with the digital world. In this talk by Dan Ayob from Microsoft he talks about...

Art meets Artificial Intelligence as museum resurrects Salvador Dalí

The Dali Museum in Florida have unveiled an inventive artificial intelligence project that will give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Dali’s life and...

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...

Film: Future proofing the digital Museum

With a mission to explore the collision of arts and science, Science Gallery Melbourne is attempting to crack an important problem with an unorthodox approach....

How are some of the world’s best known Museums doing amazing things with 3D Printing?

3D printing seems to have taken the world by storm in the last few years. This shows no sign of slowing as the technology continues...

Film: A new R&D approach in a heritage organization

Tim Powell shares a new R&D approach for a heritage organization, taking us behind some of Historic Royal Palaces most successful productions. In this presentation he...

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...

With 1.5 million annual bookings, is your museum missing out on Airbnb Experiences?

Airbnb describes their Airbnb Experiences as ‘activities designed and led by inspiring locals. They go beyond regular tours or classes by immersing guests in each...

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...

Film: Challenges of building digital products in Museums

This fast paced and entertaining keynote presentation about the challenges of building digital products in museums was presented by Shannon Darrough at MuseumNext Tech 2018 in Amsterdam....