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AR transforms National Gallery equine classics into My Little Pony portraits

Visitors to London’s National Gallery will be able to transform ten of the museum’s most famous horse paintings into My Little Pony portraits in a...

AI supports museums collection exploration as part of £14.5m research programme

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has awarded £14.5m to the research and development of emerging technologies as part of a five-year research programme...

The American LGBTQ+ Museum breaks ground on new, permanent home

The American LGBTQ+ Museum has begun work on a permanent expansion of the New York Historical Society Museum & Library building in Central Park West,...

First Americans Museum to open following 27 years of development

The First Americans Museum (FAM) will open to the public this weekend in Oklahoma City and will tell the collective stories of survival from the...

Art UK auctions artwork from 140 artists to support its ground-breaking project

Some of the UK’s most prominent artists as well as a new generation of painters, sculptors and printmakers have collaborated with Art UK for an...

Arts Council England announces National Lottery Project Grants open to non-accredited museums

Arts Council England has published its three-year Delivery Plan today, which sets out how it will implement the strategy for its Let’s Create vision introduced...

Sámi Museum celebrates repatriation of 2,200 objects from National Museum of Finland

The Sámi Museum Siida in Inari, northern Lapland has received more than 2,200 objects from the National Museum of Finland following years of negotiation for...

Lockdowns spur Scottish museum body to launch two digital skills programmes

Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) has launched two new programmes to address the digital skills gaps in the sector after COVID-19 lockdowns reveal ‘acute’ need for...

Tiqets creates partner marketing guide to boost museums’ brand awareness and visitor numbers

Innovative ticketing platform Tiqets has put together an insightful guide entitled 5 Advanced Partner Marketing Strategies for Museums & Attractions, to help cultural organisations stand...

Virtual museum exhibition showcases lockdown experiences of social simulation videogame

The National Videogame Museum (NVM) has launched a new virtual museum exhibition: The Animal Crossing Diaries which it says opens up new ways of collecting,...

Orléans art museum lends its galleries to blood donations

The Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans has partnered with the French Blood Establishment to offer citizens the chance to give blood in the grand surroundings of...

The Met to Sell Merch on Instagram

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has announced that it will begin selling merchandise through the social media platform Instagram. The Met’s...

Digital attitudes & skills for heritage survey opens for 2021

The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Digital Attitudes and Skills for Heritage (Dash) survey opened this week to help UK heritage organisations better understand their digital...

Tickets go on sale to world’s first publicly accessible art museum storage facility

The Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen has begun selling tickets this month to the world’s first fully accessible art museum storage facility that will house its...

American Civil War Museum team to witness removal of General Lee statue

A team of curators from The American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia will monitor the removal of the six-story Confederate monument to General Robert...

Study shows people in deprived areas benefit most from museum visits

A report published on the British Medical Journal’s Open site has identified that the relationships between engagement in community cultural assets – such as visiting...

Museum Visits Prescribed to Combat Covid-Related Stress

Medical professionals in Belgium have been told that they will be given permission to prescribe visits to museums in an effort to deal with a...

Bullet-Ridden Sign Commemorating the Murder of Emmett Till to Be Displayed at the National Museum of American History

The National Museum of American History will display a notorious sign that, once erected to mark racist murder in Mississippi, was itself the subject of...

Mingei International Museum reopens following three-year transformational renovation

The Mingei International Museum in San Diego reopens to the public today after an extensive $55m renovation and expansion project. Located in the city’s historic...

Applications open for fifth annual Remarkable Venue Awards

Tiqets’ annual Remarkable Venue Awards celebrates the best museums and attractions worldwide and will be hosted at a free awards ceremony in Seville on 10...

National Gallery of Canada Rebrands

The National Gallery of Canada, which is home to what many regard as the most important collection of contemporary Indigenous, Canadian and European art in...

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao embarks on repairing Koons’s giant Puppy

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao will begin work this month on renovating the 12.4m Scottish Highland terrier topiary designed by American artist Jeff Koons. Located in...

National Trust Sees Upsurge in Donations

The National Trust has reported a huge surge in online donations over the course of the last reporting period. The almost fourfold upturn in online...

Extinction Rebellion demands end to Shell sponsorship

Members of the environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion (XR) have demanded that the Science Museum cuts its ties with the international oil firm, Shell. During...