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Virtual Tours Give Chinese Audiences a Taste of Western Museums

Chinese educationalists have been offering a new service to students in their home country that has allowed them to gain virtual access to some of...

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...

Legal Case Concerning a 3D Scan of a Museum Artefact May Impact on All Institutions

In Germany, it is being seen a something of a landmark case. Following what seemed to be an open and shut case of the digital...

A thread in the tapestry – Museum stories as a choir of diverse values

From our early history to the present tidal waves of information on digital platforms – storytelling is key when it comes to reaching out and...

Australian National Archive Set On Preserving Video Games

For the first time, Australian video games will feature in the country’s national audio-visual archive. The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) announced...

National Gallery X Launched

In an attempt to discover exactly how people will interact with gallery spaces in the future, the National Gallery in London has launched a new...

What Implications Are There With Facial Recognition Technology For Museums?

There are many places around the world where you will find facial recognition technology in service today. In some situations, it is used for security...

Augmented Reality brings Korean Heritage Site Back to Life

The Donuimun Gate, was one of the Four Great Gates in the City Wall of Seoul. It was destroyed in 1915 during the Japanese colonial...

Hannah Hethmon on Podcasting in Museums

Hannah Hethmon is an expert on Podcasting for Museums, and the author of Your Museum Needs A Podcast. In October she’ll be speaking at the...

How Are Museums Using Chatbots?

Ever since the pioneering mathematician and computer scientist, Alan Turing, posed the question of whether computers would be able to think in the future, people...

What Can Near-Field Communications Do For Museums?

In museums today, there are all sorts of technologies that are able to merge the real-world experience of visitors with enhanced information from the virtual...

Bringing 17th-Century Documents from Rembrandt’s day to Life Using Augmented Reality

What if you would take a bunch of 400 year-old, illegible books about Rembrandt, place them in an exhibition space usually frequented by people over...

Powerful Opening Lines to Help Museums Grab Attention Online

As I type this, I’m picturing you as a wild animal, perhaps a hungry leopard. I watch you prowl through the African savannah. You’re on...

ING Collection Purchases Fractional Shares in Artwork

ING, the Dutch banking group, has been involved with supporting artists for over 45 years. According to the team behind the ING Collection, it has...

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...

‘Immersive experience’ to reveal Leonardo’s secrets

The National Gallery in London will break new ground in an upcoming exhibition devoted to one of the great works of the most famous artists...

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...