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A more guided visit – how to reopen museums and galleries safely

Museums and galleries in the UK will be able to open their doors to the public in July. But reopening will be conditional on their ability to...

Museums Are More Than Buildings

Much has been written about the reopening of Museums after their closure as part of social distancing measures. It’s a joy to see our cultural...

A Prime Director for the Natural History Museum?

Shock, outrage and incredulity best characterise the reaction by some in the museum Twitter community at the announcement of Doug Gurr as the new director...

Plating the Museum

As we come to consider transmedia thinking as a possible way forward for the post COVID-19 museum, we have come to think of technology as...

Shaz Hussain on ‘diversity’ and changing the language we use in museums

‘If you really want to make a significant change, start with the language you use’, that was the quote Shaz Hussain, Collections Assistant at The...

Museums Calling Harry Potter and Convergence Culture

I choose to go straight to the point – What will matter now, more than ever before, is not the digital. What I think will matter much...

Serbia’s National Museum: Shrine to the Nation or Something More?

The Coronavirus outbreak has forced many cultural institutions to experiment with new, innovative, online solutions to continue to reach people.  Many museums, including the Louvre,...

Post Covid Balancing Act: A Strategy Primer for Museums 

When we reopen ours doors it will not be business as usual. This pandemic will impact our world in profound and lasting ways.  Museums, by...

How Might Museums Look Different When They Reopen After Coronavirus?

Museums shut down during the Coronavirus lockdown are inching to towards reopening, with institutions across Europe and North America looking to welcome visitors again in...

Lockdown musings – Working in an international museum context

After a recent lockdown conversation with a friend of mine, she sent me this quote from Arundhati Roy: “Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break...

How Can Museums Be Instruments of Hope to Coronavirus Locked Down Nations

Museums are the main institutions, which embody national identity and memories of peoples across the global village. However, just like other public spaces museums are...

Why we need museums now more than ever

In today’s uncertain times, museums can act as an anchor in the storm. To those who aren’t as passionate about the power of museums as...

Blockbuster Addiction

The Rembrandt year is over. About five years ago, the directors of four major Dutch museums first came together to prepare the 2019 celebration of...

Michael John Gorman on ‘play’ in museums

Can museums be considered a place to play? Michael Gorman tackles this question and more For many people the museum experience is one that can...