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Virtual School Programs at Art Gallery of Ontario

Unexpectedly, the world moved into a new phase that comprised of a global health pandemic and socio-political awakenings. As a museum leader at the Art...

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,...

Online After School Programs That Encourage Creativity

The State Library of New South Wales started two online after school programs during the pandemic; Art Club and Young Writer’s Club. Art Club is...

Can Schoolkids Curate Exhibitions?

Could the curators of your next exhibition be in the classrooms of your local schools? The Harley Gallery recently partnered with 3 local schools to...

Tiqets unveils free ebook to help museums level up visitor experiences

In this digital age, 89% of people use online reviews as “social proof” to help them make decisions on which museums and attractions they should...

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. In 2020, they hired a...

Creating Toddler-Inclusive Museum Experiences

Many museums provide engaging and educational activities for children, but these tend to be geared towards those age five and above. The Museum of Communication...

Overcoming Museum fatigue with Detour Guides

Museum fatigue is the term for when museum guests get overwhelmed with information and are no longer able to take in facts. It is a...

Cooking history – how food inspired events can enrich museum engagement

As a new museum for food opens in Rome it’s a great time to look at how food can help museums to inspire their visitors....

The benefits of taking an audience-led approach to museum programming

You know what they say about assumption… That’s why evidence-based, audience-led programming is essential to long-term museum engagement. As technology and connectivity evolve at pace,...

What makes a great museum label?

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...

6 museums successfully cementing relationships with their audiences

By thinking outside the box, these cultural establishments have been able to take visitor and audience engagement to new levels. The old adage of “If...

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,...

What can contemporary artists bring to your historical exhibit?

Contemporary art has become a common feature in our heritage sites. And for good reason. These are projects that interpret, that inspire and that shock....

The art of audience development in museums and galleries

They say that distance makes the heart grow fonder. And for the institutions that have not only maintained audience engagement but grown it over the...

How the creative use of audio tours is attracting a new museum audience

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...

6 Ways You Can Celebrate International Women’s Day at Your Museum

Over the past decade museums have increasingly looked to diversify both their collections and the stories that they tell to become more representative of their...

The Impact of Teen-Centered Intensive Programming in Museums

It’s one thing to get teens through the door of your museum, it’s another to provide serious benefit to them for doing so. Lifelong benefit,...

Rules for a Playful Museum

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

In conversation with: Nicola Mah, International & Museums Relations Manager, National Heritage Board Singapore

As the project lead on Children’s Season for the Museum Roundtable, Nicola Mah’s role involves looking for new ways to feature the diversity of Singapore...

How User Centred Design Can Help Museums Put People at the Centre of the Exhibition Design Process

User Centred Design (UCD) offers radical opportunities for user-driven exhibitions that fill a genuine need in people’s lives. It is a process that offers opportunity...

Inspiring confidence and championing design and creativity in the V&A’s youngsters: A Q&A with Dr Helen Charman

With an impressive background in museums and education, Dr Helen Charman, Director of Learning and National Programmes at the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in...

Postcard Power! How Museums Can Support the Community through a Social Connecting Campaign

Earlier this year as quarantine fell upon the US, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and its satellite contemporary art space the Momentary, both located...

How Museums Are Catering For Different Age Groups?

Age is a key aspect in determining target markets, but do age-specific exhibitions hinder more than they help? They say age is just a number,...