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How De Pont Museum bridges the gap between art and community engagement

Ischa Havens, Senior Manager of Education and Public Programme at De Pont Museum for contemporary art, shares how the museum’s monthly takeover project – PUNCH....

Bringing the Rich History of Hip-Hop to Wales’s Museum Audiences

Kaptin Barrett is a rapper, DJ, artist manager, radio host, and promotor best known for being the Head of Music for Boomtown when it was...

How the Ashmolean Museum uses segmentation to get to know its audience

Gina Koutsika, Director of Audiences and Content at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and Angela Diakopolou, Managing Director of Sphere Insights, discuss the...

How the MCA Chicago caters to the city’s bilingual communities

Representatives from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s media, editorial, learning, and curatorial departments shared their expertise on how the museum is changing the way...

How Without Shape Without Form uses art to unify

Deep K Kailey, Cultural Narrator and Artistic Director of Without Shape Without Form, discusses the importance of bringing people together in an individualistic age, and...

What Makes A Great Museum Label? The Science and Art Behind Museum Labels

The best museum labels do more than provide information. A great museum label takes its reader on a revelatory journey, reframing perceptions along the way...

How the Creative Use of Museum Audio Tours is Attracting New Audiences

They say an image can convey a thousand words. But what about the context behind that image? Here’s how audio tours are helping to deepen...

Visual browsing through film history at the Eye Filmmuseum

How can we put the rich history of cinema literally at the fingertips of visitors? At the Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, cinematic memory as been...

What do the Smithsonian, DIA and Green Bay Packers all have in common?

Interactive experience platform, Goosechase, is quickly building a reputation for helping cultural venues and tourist attractions to engage their communities and encourage participation around the...

Play, interactivity and environmental responsibility

Primeval forest of Silva is an award-winning interactive workshop and immersive experience for children. Launched in June 2022 to critical acclaim and visitor delight, the...

Creating a playful space for all at Buffalo AKG Art Museum

Jason Povlotsky and Stavros Mavrakis of Quarterre design studio share their experience of supporting Buffalo AKG Art Museum and the Lego Foundation on the development...

From self-guided tours to event organisation: Goosechase

Interactive experience platform, Goosechase, helps organisations to engage their communities and encourage participation around the world. With a track record for working with tourist attractions,...

Playful Exhibition Design for Everyone

What I have learned about the value of play from my career in children’s museums Adults are just children who have grown older. This is...

Engaging young visitors at Bletchley Park through gamification

MuseumNext chats to Emily Scott-Dearing and Erica Munro about how they worked to strengthen the multigenerational offering at Bletchley Park, the top-secret home of World...

Promoting positive connections with playboxes at the National Museum of the Royal Navy

Claire Hargreaves, Public Programming Manager and Producer for the National Museum of the Royal Navy, and Stephanie Jefferies, play designer of Play Explore Art, share...

It’s all fun and games: how Shepparton Art Museum is using play to engage young visitors

Olivia Trenorden, Public Programs Coordinator at the Shepparton Art Museum, shares how utilising low-tech, low-cost resources can help create a sense of play among young...

Increasing parent-child interaction through play at the Science Centre Singapore

Alida Goh and Lah Jia Min, Science Educators at KidsSTOP™, share how their Little Footprints initiative is enhancing interactions between parents and children within a...

Why do stories matter to museums and how can museums become better storytellers?

Stories are universal. We all read, watch and listen to them. We all tell them. Stories are part of what makes us human. In fact,...

Rules for a Playful Museum

Ahead of October’s Museums, Games and Play Summit, MuseumNext takes a closer look at the Rules for a Playful Museum e-book created by Charlotte Derry...

Reimagining Museum Tours: How Creatives are Transforming the Museum Experience

Museum fatigue, the overwhelming feeling that guests experience when presented with an abundance of information, can hinder their ability to absorb facts. This struggle is...

How Museums Can Commission Creatives to Reach New Audiences

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland have been commissioning creatives to share archaeological finds in a new and interesting way. They hired a team of...

Secrets to strengthening community engagement with The Newark Museum of Art

Silvia Filippini Fantoni and Darryl Dwayne Walker share the strategies and techniques that have helped them to dramatically increase the diversity of museum visitors and...

How museums use tone of voice to reveal their hidden personalities

What does your museum sound like? I’m not referring to the chatter of schoolchildren or the ambient hum of dehumidifiers. What do the words you...

How can museums develop a deeper connection with their visitors?

The value of “connectivity” has come into sharp focus in recent times. As we’ve become more dependent on digital technologies for both work and play,...