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How to get your Museum to buy into digital initiatives

Winning the hearts and minds of stakeholders and staff is key to ensuring museums are ahead of the curve. Change can be scary. It’s understandable...

Can digital technology help us to learn to look slowly?

Slow Art Day has now been running for more than a decade. This international event encourages museum visitors to try slow looking – spending 10...

Listen up: how podcasts can create regular museum goers

The power of a museum podcast is not to be ignored. With the rise and rise of digital platforms over the past two decades, the...

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...

QR codes are experiencing a resurgence but how can they benefit museums?

QR codes, or quick response codes, are now seeing a massive surge in their use, partly as a result of the pandemic. Used as a...

How are audience segmentation models adapting for the post-lockdown museum world? 

Do you know your Commuterland Culturebuffs from your Kaleidoscope Creativity? These are (as the segmentation savvy will know) two of the profiles from the Audience Agency’s...

People Behind The Museums: Sanjeev Kalyanaraman, Chief Operating Officer, codemantra

As a member of the leadership team at document processing solutions provider, codemantra, Sanjeev Kalyanaraman has worked closely with the museum sector over the past...

How has the pandemic shaped how we speak to our audiences?

“How are you? I mean that, because you actually mean that at the minute. When we’re asking (I don’t know if you remember) when we’re...

Digitally deprived communities are a key audience for museums to reach

If you’ve been one of the multitudes of holidaymakers heading to the UK countryside this summer, you might have been faced with slow internet connections...

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...

What does the future hold for online events?

What have your favourite online events been over the last couple of years? Have you been enjoying plays at home (thanks National Theatre!)? Joined a...

Digitisation in discussion: Perception Codes in conversation with UNESCO Bangkok

Augmented reality (AR) specialists, Perception Codes have made great strides in the museum space in 2021. In July, it was announced that the launch of...

What is Telegram and how can museums benefit from its reach?

In August this year the messaging app Telegram reached one billion downloads making it the it the 15th app in the world to have hit...

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...

How Museums Can Use Social Media?

One of the biggest technological disruptions of the past decade has been the rise of social media. It’s estimated that in 2019 there are 3.2...

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....

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...

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 –...

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...

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...

Pokemon Go Makers Partner With Museums for Real-World Metaverse

The developer of the world’s first augmented reality (AR) platform to truly take off, Pokemon Go, has partnered with museums and other institutions for its...

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...

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...

Active Image: providing digital and physical art solutions to DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

The DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum in Frankfurt – is a leading, forward-thinking, international heritage organization, which links the history, materiality, and meaning of...