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QR codes and museums

The Internet of Things is a compelling idea, with its promise of a seamless link between objects in the physical world and associated media in...

Rethinking Museums for the Digital Age

The following presentation was made at the Gulf Arts and Cultural Leaders Summit in Qatar in November 2011 by MuseumNext Founder Jim Richardson. Today I want to talk...

Film: Research into games within the context of museums.

Mia Ridge is a cultural heritage technologist, and has worked internationally as an analyst, consultant and programmer. Mia spoke at the 2011 MuseumNext conference in Edinburgh about...

Film: YouTube Play Biennial at the Guggenheim Museum

Nora Semel, Associate Director of External Affairs and Francesca Merlino, Marketing Manager of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum joined us for MuseumNext Edinburgh in 2011 to talk...

Museum Social Media Dialogue

As the social media explosion rolls on, more and more talk centres around the possibilities – and realities – of interaction, collaboration and dialogue. Now...

Augmented Reality in the Museum

In October 2010, a pair of somewhat mischievous new media artists staged a wholly 21st century intervention at the Museum of Modern Art in New...

What can social media do for oral history?

When I was four years old my father brought an reel to reel tape recorder home with him, it had been discarded at the place...

Introducing Ask a Curator

On the same day that Tony Blair’s memoir, A Journey, was published to considerable media reaction and controversy, discussion of another topic entirely was topping...

How are museums using iPad’s

Even though it is still only a few short years since the introduction of multi-touch technology in the first iPhones, already we have become familiar...

RFID and it’s use in museums

Technology is often used by museums and galleries to create moments of interaction that encourage a deeper consideration of a collection or subject. At the...

Twitter guidelines for museum staff

APRIL 14 2010 This is meant to be a guideline for staff who wish to use Twitter to tweet on their own behalf (rather then...

Twitter for Museums in 2019

Last year Twitter received 3.92 billion visitors on average each month, making it one of the most popular social media sites. The micro blogging service regularly...

Creating a social media plan for a museum

The following is based on a presentation that I gave at Communicating the Museum in June 2009. The conference focused on Social Media and it...

Museums & Web 2.0

The following are notes for a talk I gave in July 2008 at an event called Bits2Blogs. The talk focuses on innovative ways that museums...