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5 Ways to Deal with Bad 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

In a world that is politically traumatized, what I am going to talk about –museums opportunity to promote nuance, complication, and approximation in our presentations,...

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...

In Conversation with Konrad Ng

Konrad Ng, the Executive Director of Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design recently spoke at MuseumNext Australia. Konrad is doing some incredible...

Film: The structures of Museum revolutions

Lāth Carlson Executive Director,  Living Computers: Museum+Labs Museums can make truly structural changes in order to effect real progress in terms of inclusiveness. At Living...

A rough guide to Dutch Museums and diversity

Three years ago, when writing up my PhD at University College London, I met Sara Wajid, the founder of Museum Detox. And I took a...

The cost of internships to the Museum sector

Last month an email popped up in my inbox via an industry mailing list: ‘I am recruiting an intern to lead on building and populating...

Five reasons that Museums are radical spaces

Museums often hold diverse collections.  Think of the Royal Ontario Museum whose holdings include dinosaurs, building columns, and moccasins in one collection.  Accusations of privilege...

Seven productivity hacks for Museum professionals

Working in a museum has never been so demanding, and increasingly what every museum job has in common is that there don’t seem to be...