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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Technology and planning help museums manage outdated exhibitions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...

Innovating with digital to find new revenue stream for Museums

In the UK this week, the Culture Minister Oliver Dowden reportedly told museum directors to be more commercially minded, with one suggestion being that they...

Ask a Curator day returns on September 16th 2020

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...

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...

Using Technology to Change How We Talk About Museums

What does a museum mean to a city? Who feels represented, included or inspired by these civic institutions? These are big questions, with no easy...

Military Museum Uses Chatbot During COVID-19

A Canadian museum has decided to introduce chatbot technology to help it in light of the global pandemic crisis. The Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum, a...

Beyond Office: Microsoft and the museum environment

As a Business Strategy Leader for Libraries and Museums in Microsoft’s Worldwide Education team, Catherine Devine spends much of her time considering how digital transformations...

Corona-proofing museum interactives

This article is a shortened version of a webinar that we gave at Ecsite this year. You can rewatch the full length webinar here or right...

In conversation with Chris Michaels

This conversation with Chris Michaels was filmed at the National Gallery in August 2020. Jim Richardson: Hello. Today, I am at the National Gallery with...

Five secrets to livestreaming a cultural feast

Thanks to live-streaming, museums are turning the crisis into an opportunity to reach new audience. In February, eight Chinese museums joined a 12-hour live-streaming relay...

10 ways to make your museum website COVID secure

Above: Stadel Museum in Frankfurt, one of the European museums that has reopened  A month after the rest of Europe, the first museums in the...

How less ambition can lead to greater museum websites

“We are a world class museum and we want a website / app / interactive to match”. Almost every briefing I receive starts with the...

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...

Can Audio Tours survive social distancing?

As museums slowly start to reopen following their closure because of the Covid-19 pandemic, some things look very different. Face masks, plexiglass screens, timed entry...

The Uffizi Gallery Leads the Way with TikTok Tactics

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is one of Italy’s best-known tourist attractions. Certainly, in a city that is packed with museums and art galleries of...