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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...

Film: Kimberly Drew on becoming an advocate for artists of color

In this talk, Kimberly Drew, who currently serves as The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Social Media Manager discusses her blog Black Contemporary Art, her work...

Fair pay in Museums?

‘Does your museum pay staff an amount that they can reasonably be expected to live on?’, that’s a question that I’ve been asking museum professionals...

How can a Museum work with entrepreneurs?

Te Papa is asking how can a museum work with entrepreneurs through their cultural accelerator Mahuki. This is a structured entrepreneurial program run where up...

Curators vs. Managers: Succession planning in Museums

The New York Times opinion page featured a piece called Why the Met Should Appoint a Female Director in response to the resignation of the...

In Conversation with Tony Butler

Tony Butler is the Executive Director of Derby Museums Trust and the founder of the Happy Museum Project. MuseumNext’s Jim Richardson caught up with him to...

In Conversation with Nina Simon

It’s been six years since Nina Simon, the Executive Director of Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) released The Participatory Museum. That book went...

Film: Hirshhorn Director Melissa Chiu talks Museum challenges

Director of Hirshhorn Museum & Gardens, Dr Melissa Chiu shares her thoughts on the challenges facing museums in the 21st century. Museums have undergone enormous...

Film: The transformation of the Swiss Alpine Museum

Beat Hächler is the Director of the Swiss Alpine Museum in Bern, a museum dedicated to the nature and culture of the Swiss Alps. He joined us for MuseumNext...

Film: Take Down The Walls!

In 2014, two months into his new mandate, Alex Benay, President and CEO, Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, was forced to close his anchor...

Film: The Future of Museums is Brave New Leadership

Open Stage at MuseumNext is a series of quick fire presentations on the Future of Museums. In this presentation filmed at MuseumNext New York in...

Film: In Conversation With David Fleming

David Fleming, Museum Director at National Museums Liverpool spoke with Jasper Visser about his vision for museums that change lives at MuseumNext Dublin in April 2016....

Film: How staff engagement creates success in Museums

This presentation on how staff engagement creates museum success was presented at MuseumNext Dublin on 19th April 2016, by Eleanor Appleby from Jane Wentworth Associates. Eleanor: Hello,...

Film: Institutionalising Inclusivity in Museums

This presentation on Institutionalising Inclusivity in Museums was given at MuseumNext Indianapolis on 26th Septemeber 2015, by Monica O. Montgomery, Director, Latimer Historic House Museum and Masum Momaya, Curator,...

Film: What is Soft Power and what does it mean for Museums

Gail Dexter Lord, Co-President of Lord Cultural Resources spoke at MuseumNext Geneva in April 2015 about Soft Power and what this concept means for the 21st century...

Shifting the Museum Business Model

Museum budgets are coming under increasing pressure, and this are likely to get worse before they get better. European governments are talking up the concept...