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Covid created a change in mindset in museums, now what will we do with it?

We’ve witnessed unimaginable human adaptability this year, with new ways of working, digital transformation and bold action. We’ve learnt that in challenging circumstances, we can...

Scott Stulen in conversation

Filmed at Philbrook Museum of Art in September 2020. Jeff Martin sits down with Scott Stulen, the Director of Philbrook Museum of Art to talk about how...

What’s the purpose of your Museum?

In 2006, Blake Mycoskie was in Argentina learning to play Polo, when a chance encounter changed his life. A conversation in a bar introduced him...

How can Museums and adapting to change?

In the town of Enterprise, Alabama stands an unusual monument, a statue of a woman holding a pedestal high above her head and in it...

A Museum Bestiary

As Museum professionals, we have an existential choice to make about who and what we want to be. In today’s climate of social activism, one...

What can Museums teach us about diversity?

Representation is a delicate subject and cultural institutions must work hard to ensure a range of voices are heard. Diversity is a very loaded word,...

How to Deal with Bad Museum Managers?

Almost anyone who has been working in museums for any length of time will have stories about bad managers. They are nearly impossible to avoid...

How Can Museum Workers Feel Less Stressed?

Stress is an inescapable part of life. Nowhere is this more true than on the job and that goes for Museum Workers too. The pressure...

8 Ways Museum Leaders Can Avoid Micromanaging

One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a museum leader is to micromanage your team. It makes your employees feel like you don’t...

Elaine Heumann Gurian on the Importance of And

Elaine Heumann Gurian is the best-selling author of Civilizing the Museum. she joined us in Melbourne for MuseumNext in 2016. In a world that is...

Museums & Truth. The Truth is, there is More Than one Truth!

Today’s art museums and historic sites are more than places to preserve the art, artifacts and memories of the past. They are the new town...

Can Flatter Organisational Structures Work for Museums?

Most museums have a hierarchical management structure, just like the majority of private enterprises, big publicly listed corporations and government departments. Hierarchies in museums one...

Museums and Employee Diversity

When you look at the museum sector as a whole, it is incredibly diverse. Nearly every aspect of human history, scientific research, creative arts and...

Film: In Conversation with Tristram Hunt

Jasper Visser sits down with Dr Tristram Hunt, Director of V&A at MuseumNext London in June 2019 to talk about the expansion of the V&A,...

Film: Reimagining the Science Centre

What if….you chucked out all your plans for new exhibitions and started with the questions that your visitors ask you? And you go and find...

How do you start a museum? Advice from four museum leaders who’ve done it

The process of translating an idea and opening your doors as a museum can be a challenging and foreboding process. To help give insight on...

In Conversation with Michael John Gorman

Founding Director of BIOTOPIA, Michael John Gorman was our opening keynote for MuseumNext Sydney in April 2019. We caught up with him on his impressive...

In Conversation with Scott Stulen

One of the wonderful things about running MuseumNext is that I get to know extraordinary people who I’d never normally get to meet. Scott Stulen...

Film: Building a creative culture at Burning Man

This interview with Marian Goodell, Founding Board Member and CEO, Burning Man Project was filmed at MuseumNext Dublin in April 2015. Matthew Caines, Editor of Guardian’s Culture...

Film: Creative ways to build an (Awesome) Art Museum

Adam Lerner will speak about the vulnerabilities associated with going outside conventional ways of doing things in an arts organization, discussing his own experience applying...

Film: New strategic thinking for museums

This presentation will define a new strategic thinking for Museums. Identifying what museums role should be in the Creative Industries and the purpose of innovation...

Film: Building a new children’s Museum in South Africa

With Play Africa Gretchen Wilson-Prangley is building a new children’s museum in South Africa. Working on a shoestring budget, they have successfully created a model for...

Film: Consumer trends impacting Museums

Henry Mason Managing Director, TrendWatching In this keynote, Henry Mason shares the key consumer trends that are impacting the museum sector, but more than that,...

In conversation with Gretchen Wilson-Prangley

We’re excited to be joined at MuseumNext London 2018 by Gretchen Wilson-Prangley, the founder and CEO of Play Africa the first “children’s museum” in South Africa. We...