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Living Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery

Ahead of December’s Digital Exhibitions Summit, MuseumNext finds out more about the National Portrait Gallery’s latest collaborative project to reach unengaged audiences. There’s been no...

Birmingham Museums Trust host arts and culture festival in the metaverse

The character, charm and culture of Digbeth in Birmingham can now be enjoyed anywhere and at any time, thanks to Birmingham Museums Trust’s (BMT) latest...

In conversation with: Haydn Corrodus, Social Media Strategist and Planner

With more than 15 years’ experience as a social media expert and consultant, Haydn Corrodus is better placed than most to offer insight into how...

In conversation with: Heidi Quicksilver, Director of Technology at The Broad

In May 2022, the Broad in Los Angeles opened the doors to its newest exhibition entitled Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow....

Creating immersive experiences in collaboration at the National Gallery

As we’ve emerged from the pandemic and cultural venues began to open their doors again, the question on every museum professional’s lips has been: how...

It’s all change as ‘Ask a Curator’ becomes Ask a Museum

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...

Storytelling strategies: How to get more out of your stories

We museums are generous. We collect and exhibit objects and spread their stories, often to make lessons of the past tangible and to inspire people...

How are museums using TikTok?

Although TikTok is still considered to be the new social media kid on the block, it’s incredible growth in recent years makes it hard to...

Museums and NFTs: what’s the opportunity, who’s doing it best and why question marks remain

Taking a closer look at whether museums and NFTs are a match made in heaven or if there’s good reason for institutions to remain cautious...

What Smartify’s 3 Million users tell us about the world of art in 2022

Just what are visitors doing when they visit museums and galleries? It’s a question asked by many museum professionals and one which Smartify is seeking...

How Museums can livestream great hybrid events

Arts and culture institutions switched to livestreaming and virtual programming out of necessity during the pandemic.  As the sector worked quickly to identify digital platforms...

In Conversation with Kati Price

As Head of Digital and Experience at the V&A, Kati Price has undoubtedly been in the thick of things during what has been an exceptional...

What we can learn from Pop-Up Museums? Best practice and ideas from Instagram friendly experiences

Millennials used to seeking out the perfect selfie moment are hungry for cultural experiences that also afford them the opportunity to take great pictures for...

In conversation with Douglas Hegley

As Chief Digital Officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Douglas Hegley has a unique perspective on the rapidly changing museum landscape, the role of...

Using 3D modelling to create a immersive historic recreation 

Through the power of modern technology, Turku, the previous capital of Finland has been brought back to life using the power of 3D modelling and...

A Conversational AI Guide at Centre Pompidou

Conversational AI offers an opportunity for museums and galleries to serve their visitors in a new way. The Center Pompidou is a great example of...

How one Museum is expanding their digital footprint with a Metaverse approach

You may have heard buzzwords like “Metaverse” and “Web3” but what does the future of digital experiences mean for museums and galleries? The Shangri La...

Facilitating Meaningful Conversations on Social Justice in a Virtual Space

As Covid-19 restrictions have eased it is clear that in-person events have been sorely missed. Yet audiences have clearly adapted since 2020 and have become...

Traces of the Wall : A Citizen-Science Mapping Project

When the Berlin Wall was demolished in 1990, it become a symbol of a new era for Germany and renewed relations between the East and...

Building a Botanical VR Experience at Kew Gardens in One Day

Kew Gardens offers so much as a visitor experience that it’s hard to see how technology could in any way improve the sights, sounds and...

Using DAMS to Reach Different Digital Audiences

It’s likely that most people have heard of DAMS in the context of managing marketing assets rather than collections but at Queensland Museum it’s a...

Building the digital infrastructure behind the Natural History Museum collection

In January 2022, the Natural History Museum reached an important milestone: 5 million digital records were now available via their data portal.  From these records,...

Creating successful virtual programmes for a Museum

If the past few years have taught museums anything, it’s that a swift pivot to digital delivery forced many organisations to assess the impact of...

Putting 1,000 Years of Archives Online for Learners and Communities

At a time when so many arts and culture organisations were looking to digitise their assets to keep their audience engaged during the pandemic, the...