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Microsoft Announces New Mixed Reality Platform

The Silicone Valley giant, Microsoft, has announced a new mixed reality (MR) platform known as Mesh. Microsoft Mesh will be powered by Azure, the company’s...

The people behind museums: Donald Hicks, co-founder and CEO of Saganworks

A serial software technology entrepreneur, Donald Hicks co-founded Saganworks with Erika Block after a lightbulb moment at the British Museum in 2013. Today, his 3D...

The tech start-up plugging museums into the potential of Desktop AR

At MuseumNext we receive our fair share of enquiries from new tech companies looking to launch into the museum market. And while not all are...

Museums, consumer trends and COVID-19: taking stock of the world we find ourselves in today

The way we consume and interact with content has been thoroughly put to the test over the past year. Let’s look at how the broader...

Roundtable with Dave Patten, The Science Museum

From social distancing to flexible interfaces, chemical screen cleaning to robot tours. In a recent virtual meet-up, Dave Patten took Jim Richardson and the MuseumNext...

In conversation with: Hilary Knight, Director of Digital, Tate

“We had to take the temperature of the public: find out where they were in their mindset and what they needed from us.”   Ahead...

Natural History Museum reaches Chinese audiences with Fliggy

One of London’s most famous museums has been reaching Chinese audiences with local live streaming services in its pursuit of virtual visitors in China. The...

How Are Museums Harnessing Immersive Technology to Provide Experiences?

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many museums to close their doors for much of the past year. Causing cultural institutions to look to digital technology...

In conversation with: Chris Cloud, Director of Communications and Marketing, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

“This crisis has really forced museums to evaluate all aspects of their brand and marketing. From their values to their audiences to their channels ....

How Can the Arts Benefit From Twitch?

Twitch is a live video streaming service that was first launched back in June 2011. Since then, the platform has become a huge hit with...

Museum 4.0 – adding unique interactive augmented reality experiences has never been so easy

INDOAR is a hardware-free, augmented reality based indoor navigation system that is able to create an amazing, easily manageable, AR experience for your visitors. It’s...

The interaction between art and a global pandemic

For close to a year now, daily life has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of the virus’s spread has been...

GeoMuseUM geolocative web app and sculpture guide

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected how cultural institutions interact—not just with their communities but with the spaces they inhabit. Suddenly, the capacity for digital innovation...

Has Covid-19 changed what we value and how we measure it in the museum sector?

For decades museums have judged visitor numbers to be the primary metric to define success in any given year.  More footfall means opportunities to expand...

How the Van Gogh Museum found digital success in 2020

As a fine example of a museum that was ahead of the digital curve when Covid-19 hit Europe, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam was...

Never Before Seen Images Available at the Science Museum

The Science Museum Group announced in January that it would make available a vast array of images it has in its collection that have never...

The people behind museums: Ciprian Melian, Livdeo

As the co-founder and CEO of Livdeo, Ciprian Melian heads up a business leading the way in inclusive digital solutions for museums and cultural institutions....

The Met Launches Interactive Virtual Art Experience

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City announced in January that it had teamed up with Verizon to launched an immersive virtual art...

Covid-19: What the “New Normal” Means for Museums

It is one of those key phrases that seems to have seeped into the public consciousness over the past 12 months.  The “new normal” is...

In conversation with: Lindsay Genshaft from Denver Art Museum

Reimagining the hands-on museum experience in the midst of a pandemic was never likely to be easy. But as Lindsay Genshaft the Manager of Family...

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...