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Shanghai Astronomy Museum increases soft power in China’s largest city

The Shanghai Astronomy Museum, located on the banks of Dishui Lake in Lingang, is part of the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (SSMT), which includes...

York museum transforms empty shop window into 24-hour museum

JORVIK Viking Centre has turned a former bookstore in the heart of the historic city of York into a 24-hour museum display offering daytime and...

Fortnite Marks the Anniversary of ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech

Fortnite, the video game that has taken the online gaming world by storm in recent years, has announced that it would launch an event to...

Climate activism and art merge at unique exhibition in Vienna’s Museum Quarter

An exhibition launching today at the frei_raum Q21 exhibition space is one of the first of its kind in the world to focus directly on...

Museu de Arte de São Paulo to build $34.3m 14-storey expansion

The Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) has announced plans to construct a 14-storey extension with an underground link to its current building to...

Livdeo, Perception and Terentia support Digital Collections Summit

We’re delighted to announce that three innovative companies known for their work in the museum sector are supporting this year’s MuseumNext Digital Collections Summit as...

Denmark’s Ordrupgaard art museum reveals expansive subterranean extension

Ordrupgaard art museum’s new extension, which opened earlier this month, has created five new underground galleries totalling 823 sq m, which means it can now...

Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin reopens following extensive €140m renovation

The Neue Nationalgalerie reopened at the weekend following a six-year renovation with a series of exhibitions closely tied to the building. Dedicated to modern art,...

Guggenheim Museum Staff Pushing to Unionise

In a wave of employee-led actions in the museum sector in the United States, the Guggenheim Museum in New York City is facing calls from...

4D exhibition in Netherlands creates sensory experience for sight impaired visitors

The Blind Spot exhibition at the Centraal Museum, Utrecht recreated two artworks, one with real food, to make visual art more accessible for blind and...

Thackray Museum of Medicine’s new rebrand complements £4.1m redevelopment

A rebranding project at Thackray Museum of Medicine in Leeds has led to a new playful take on the story of medicine and healthcare. Thackray...

Digital Bodleian digitises one millionth image for free download

The Bodleian Libraries’ Digital Bodleian website has uploaded its millionth image from its collections to be seen and freely used anywhere in the world. Part of...

New York City announces vaccine requirement for museum visitors and staff

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) has announced that proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for indoor activities, including all...

Birmingham Museums Trust seeks masterplanner for new city museum

Birmingham Museums Trust (BMT) has put out to tender a feasibility study for architects and designers to visualise its plans to create a new museum...

Museum Uses Artificial Intelligence to Watch Visitors

It may sound sinister at first, the idea that modern surveillance techniques might be deployed against visitors who turn up at museums. After all, this...

National Gallery in London Takes to the Streets With Pop Up Exhibition

A new display open to the elements recently appeared in Trafalgar Square in the heart of London organised by the National Gallery. The pop up...

Crowdfunding Campaign Keeps the Studio Ghibli Museum Open

The coronavirus pandemic has hit many public-facing institutions hard but it has been especially difficult for the museum sector. Those without significant visitor numbers or...

Schools Could Boycott Museum Over Slavery Links

The Museum of the Home in East London looks a though it will face a boycott of school visits as a row over the institution’s...

The Hermitage Museum Aims to Raise Funds in Russia With NFTs

Saint Petersburg’s world-famous Hermitage Museum announced in July that it is considering the possibility of issuing non fungible tokens (NFTs) for works of art it...

Holographic Exhibitions to Boost the Educational Offering of Two British Museum Groups

The Imperial War Museums as well as the Science Museum Group are set to bring holographic experiences to life in the near future, it was...

American LGBTQ Museum Gets Permanent Home in New York

The American LGBTQ+ Museum will have a new permanent home in New York City, it was announced in July. After a lengthy campaign to find...

The High Line and the Shed Create Augmented Reality Sculpture Hunt in New York

The High Line, a public park in New York City that occupies the site of a former raised railroad, and The Shed, a cultural centre...

Technology Helps Return Rembrandt Masterpiece to its Original Size

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have been deployed by the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands to help restore one of Rembrandt’s best-known works of art some 300...

Kyoto Nintendo Factory to Become Museum

A former production facility in Japan is set to become a museum that will be devoted to the history of the company that used to...