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Virtual Reality Fireworks Above the Forbidden City

A major retrospective show at Beijing’s Forbidden City opened in December as a part of the complex’s 600th-anniversary commemorations. The exhibition, which is known as...

DIGITAL SUMMIT PREVIEW: 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...

Norton Museum Of Art Brings Art to Life With AR

The Norton Museum of Art, which is located in West Palm Beach in Florida, has said it will allow visitors greater accessibility to its collection...

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...

Instagram Adds Smithsonian Museums’ Exhibits With AR

Augmented reality (AR) technologies have been used in museum contexts before but now the approach has been utilised by one of the world’s biggest social...

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...

Akron Art Museum Launches Augmented Reality Experience

The Akron Art Museum in Ohio, USA, has announced that it intends to bring interactivity and a unique art experience to the homes of the...

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...

App Brings Black History to Life With Augmented Reality

A British charity devoted to education and improving mental health has launched an augmented reality (AR) app that it says will highlight the historic roles...

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 Best Free Virtual Tours of Museums in the World

Going to museums and art galleries has not been easy in 2020. Although many museums have been open to the public over the course of...

How are Museums making money online?

Recently, the subject that people want to speak with me about is how museums are making money online.  “What’s working?” and “Who’s doing it well?”...

Mayflower 400: how we brought the pilgrims’ ship to life using VR technology

It’s almost impossible, 400 years later, to imagine the scene in September 1620, when groups of English Puritans took their last look at the land...

Museum Heads to Wonderland With Virtual Reality Event

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has announced that it will stage a major virtual reality (VR) event in the museum to support of...

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...

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...