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Natural History Museum Identifies 552 New Species in 2021

Scientists working for the Natural History Museum in London have accounted for the existence of some 552 newly identified species over the course of the...

Work to Begin on Spanish Civil War Museum

Work is due to commence in the small Spanish city of Teruel to construct a new museum that will focus on the history of the...

MuseumNext’s 2021: a look back at some of this year’s most popular stories

It’s been another turbulent, discombobulating year with the covid pandemic affecting more or less everything we do. However, despite this, museums have continued to tackle...

Royal Ontario Museum’s Curator of Climate Change launches global project exploring greenhouse emissions

Dr Soren Brothers, Curator of Climate Change at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is leading a project that brings together 100 collaborators, representing every continent except...

Belfast art deco building to be transformed into museum and film centre

The £100million Belfast Stories Museum will see the regeneration of the 1931 art deco former Bank of Ireland building which has been acquired by Belfast...

Met Museum Reduces Attendance As Omicron Surges

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has taken measures to try and combat the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron. The higher transmissibility of...

UK Museums Forced to Close by Covid

The latest wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, largely caused by the Omicron variant of the virus first detected in South Africa, has...

The Met’s Exhibition Looks at Walt Disney’s Secret Inspiration

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has come up with something quite novel for such a historic and internationally venerated institution, with an exhibition that focuses...

FIFA Museum Launches its First Global Digital Exhibition

The FIFA World Football Museum has announced a new virtual interactive multimedia experience that it says will make it more accessible to people around the...

Italian state museums send artworks to the regions as part of long-term initiative

The 100 opere tornano a casa (100 Works Return Home), is an initiative launched by the Ministry of Culture and includes works from 14 of...

Kiss Museum to Open in Las Vegas

Formed in 1973, the glam rock band Kiss is noted for its many line-up changes, outrageous stage costumes and its distinctive approach to makeup. One...

Dutch Government contributes €150m to buy Rembrandt, but should they?

The Dutch government announced in December that it had set aside €150m to buy an original work of art by Rembrandt, an unprecedented sum for...

UK’s first permanent immersive digital art gallery to open in Coventry

The Reel Store, will open at the former Coventry Telegraph newspaper building in Spring 2022, as a permanent new visitor attraction in the heart of...

The Met Museum to Remove Sackler Family Name From its Galleries

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City recently announced a change in its sponsorship in the wake of several members of the Sackler...

Museum trust gives staff extra holiday in January to bolster health and wellbeing

York Museums Trust will close to the public and pause all activities behind the scenes for one week in early January 2022 in support of the health and wellbeing...

Cooper Hewitt’s new Design and Healing exhibition showcases creative responses to COVID-19

Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics, is an exhibition examining design’s role in times of crisis and opens today in the Design Process Galleries...

Rijksmuseum uncovers hidden sketch during examinations of Rembrandt’s The Night Watch

Operation Night Watch has seen a team of researchers working at the Rijksmuseum for the past two-and-a-half years, meticulously mapping Rembrandt’s The Night Watch using the most...

Expanding the reach of art, architecture and artefacts with The Morpheus Project

An archaeological expert and avid photographer, Harald Wraunek has developed an admirable reputation for making buildings, statues and artworks accessible to all through photogrammetry....

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery to partially reopen in time for Commonwealth Games 2022

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) will partially reopen on Thursday 28 April 2022 with some of its spaces reinterpreted by local creatives. BMAG announced...

National Museum of Afghanistan Has Reopened

Afghanistan’s national museum reopened in late November, according to reports from AFP. The agency’s reporters went to the museum in person in December to confirm...

African American museum to turn Confederate statue into public work of art  

The Charlottesville statue of the Confederate general Robert E Lee will be melted down and turned into a new piece of public art by the...

Kaurna ancestors laid to rest at Kaurna Wangayarta Smithfield

From the 1860s the bodies of First Nations People were stolen, collected and traded locally, nationally and internationally and now some of the 4,600 bodies...

Museum dedicated to Fidel Castro opens in Havana as homage to former Cuban leader

The Centro Fidel Castro museum is housed in an elegant mansion in Havana’s upscale Vedado district and opened its doors on the fifth anniversary of...

Barbados to build new museum dedicated to slavery’s impact on the nation

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, has announced the creation of the Barbados Heritage District, including a museum, a memorial and a major...