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Digital Ideas for Museums in a Post-Pandemic World

Cultural hubs around the world were forced to close their doors in 2020. The spread of COVID-19 hit the museum sector dramatically; that’s not news...

The Acropolis Museum Goes Digital

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, all of Greece’s museums and art galleries have been forced to close their doors. A nationwide lockdown is...

London Transport Museum Offers Virtual Tours

Visitors can now see a secret side of London when they book a virtual tour of a disused Tube station through Hidden London a new...

How Black Country Living Museum Became a TikTok Sensation

TikTok may be the social media phenomenon of the day but it has rarely highlighted a museum’s profile in quite the way it has done...

Italy’s Uffizi Opens Dante Anniversary With a Virtual Exhibition

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence has said it will make some rarely displayed drawings of Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ available to view online as part of...

Can Museums Take Their Blockbusters Online?

Many museums have started to offer virtual tours of their collections during the global health crisis which has forced the closure of most galleries and...

Talking Minecraft with Adam Clarke, Artist and Digital Producer

Ahead of his Digital Summit talk on Tuesday 23rd February, Adam Clarke gives a glimpse into the content of his session – “The story is...

Museums in Lockdown: Rijksmuseum

It may have felt like the world came to a grinding halt for large parts of 2020. But against the backdrop of COVID-19, creativity still...

A new kind of challenge: curating in the COVID-19 crisis

Rapid response and celebrating the mundane. Creative solutions have been the order of the day for the arts and culture sector through 2020. COVID-19 has...

V&A Dundee Aims to Help People Living With Dementia

The Communities Producer at the Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee has said that the museum will is now using a range of technologies to...

Museum Digital Predictions for 2021

2021 is just around the corner and after a year which saw digital take centre stage in the museum world, what can we expect in...

Going global in lockdown

It’s Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG), but not quite as you know it! You can now curate your own exhibitions in a virtual BMAG...

Museums in Massive Multiplayer Games

Working from home during the lockdown put me in a small room, which for much of the time sounded like a battleground. Gunfire would reverberate...

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Streaming Animal Crossing

In what is thought to be a first for the museum sector, Monterey Bay Aquarium has used a popular video game to present a live...

Why accessibility as an afterthought must now become a thing of the past

In her latest article for MuseumNext, Catherine Devine discusses the importance of accessibility in museums and why there’s still much to do in order to...

ArtLens for Slack Delivers Art to Remote Workers

The Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio has teamed up with Potion Design to create a system whereby ‘virtual exhibitions’ can be created at will...

As Amazon Starts Offering Virtual Classes and Sightseeing Tours, Could Museums Benefit?

The tech giant Amazon has recently launched a new service which allows people to access experts in their field and to enjoy virtual touring experiences....

How Arts Organisations Can Use TikTok

There can be little doubt that all arts organisations and museums can harness the power of social media to their advantage but TikTok, in particular,...

The future of museums doesn’t have to be a choice between the physical and the digital

“The future of museums doesn’t have to be a choice between the physical and the digital. It’s ok to have a foot in both camps”...

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...

Ask a Curator : Questions for your curator

Next week Ask a Curator day will take place across social media platforms, with more than 1000 museums, historic houses, galleries, libraries, aquariums and zoos...

Digital Volunteering Spikes During Australian Covid Lockdown

A citizen scientist programme in Australia has seen a huge upturn in volunteering during the country’s pandemic lockdown period. Although the institution behind the scheme,...

Technology and planning help museums manage outdated exhibitions

Museum exhibitions are all about the “Wow!”, “What?” and “Why?” as they showcase beauty and wonder, spark curiosity, and share some of the important lessons...

Facebook announces paid events

One of the challenges currently facing Museums is how to monetise their online activities, so many working on the digital side of our cultural institutions...