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Redeveloping your Museum website? Here’s some common reasons for doing so

Redeveloping a museum website is a big project and not something that any museum approaches without good reason. But with constant change both in our...

Big Data and Museums

Big Data: it’s a term that conveys power, generates suspicion and even scares some of us. But what role does big data have to play...

How can museums use gaming to their advantage?

Can games ever be considered art, and do they have a place in museum exhibitions? Computer gaming is hardly a new phenomenon but, as with...

‘Storyteching’ – how museums can use technology to tell their stories

We are living in a technology-driven age, and the right digital medium can help museums stay in the loop. Museums face a lot of competition...

Livestreaming and museums: making museums truly accessible

Not everyone has the means or opportunity to visit a museum, so should curators bring the exhibit to the viewer? From social media to video...

Museums should embrace Instagram rather than rejecting it. Here’s why

It’s often demonised as the end of genuine appreciation, but when it comes to engaging museum audiences, Instagram is a far better friend than foe...

Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Images to Public Domain

The Smithsonian Institution has released millions of high-resolution images from its collections so that members of the public can download them freely. Over two million...

Natural History Museum Reaches Millions with TikTok

When you think of the latest innovations that are allowing museums around the world to reach new audiences, perhaps snail jokes aren’t top of your...

Chinese Museums Put Exhibitions Online Due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak in several cities of China has led to some drastic measures including the construction of a huge new medical facility in the...

Museums Open Up Archives with Unsplash

Unsplash is the largest platform for freely sharing photos in the world. With more than 60 million image downloads and 10 billion views every month,...

What Digital Twin Technology Means for Museums

Museums are complex organisations and technology has to some extent made them more complicated. The Natural History Museum in London, for example, has more than...

Digital Technologies Used to Bring the Tower of David Museum to Life

Digital techniques, including the use of augmented reality (AR), have been put to use in the museum sector before, usually in the field of artistic...

Marina Abramović Performance Piece Comes to HoloLens 2

On Monday, the world-renowned auction house, Christie’s, announced that would be presenting a new performance art installation using mixed reality technology by the leading conceptual...

Anti-Capitalist Protestors Hack New York Gallery’s Exhibition

The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City was subject to an anti-capitalist protest which came in the form of an internet-based hack...

Musée d’Orsay Welcomes Instagram Artist-in-Residence

The world-famous Musée d’Orsay has announced that they have hired an Instagram artist-in-residence with the aim of bringing more attention to many of the masterpieces...

How To Avoid The “Gamification” Trap In Your Museum

Studies consistently show the educational benefits of incorporating games and play into learning. Games, and increasingly digital and video games, have become mainstays in many...

#travelgram: Live Tourist Snaps Have Turned Solo Adventures into Social Occasions

In the years since selfie sticks went global, it has become clear that the mobile phone has changed the way we travel. The ubiquity of...

3D printing is helping museums in repatriation and decolonisation efforts

Manchester Museum recently returned items taken from Australia more than 100 years ago to Aboriginal leaders, the latest move in an ongoing debate over calls...

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...

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...