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How can Museums help the growing number of caregivers?

There are 45.3 million people in the USA providing some form of care to a friend or family member. Looking after a relative or loved...

The Dignity Museum wants to change how you think about homelessness

Housed in a bright red shipping container in a parking lot southwest of Atlanta, The Dignity Museum doesn’t look like most museums. But this travelling exhibition created...

Celebrating Women in the Arts with the North Carolina Museum of Art

The representation and visibility of women artists remains an uphill battle in museums, galleries, and art publications. In February 2019, The Public Library of Science...

The Chicago company opening museum doors to people with autism

A visit to a museum can be challenging for a person with autism. People on the spectrum interact with the world in a different way....

Film: Making Museums accessible with a telepresence robot

Two years ago a museum robot was implemented to the programme by Marleen Hartjes to enable a visit for people who cannot attend the museum...

Film: Indigenising and Decolonising the Museum

A story about indigenising and decolonising the museum, presenting concrete strategies and actionable measures for rapid change. We can and must challenge longstanding imbalances in...

Film: Houselessness – A Museum Responds

Mike Murawski Director of Education & Public Programs,  Portland Art Museum Stephanie Parrish Associate Director of Education,  Portland Art Museum From exorbitant rents and spiralling...

Film: Museums Respond

Monica O. Montgomery Founder, Museum of Impact Hi, friends. I’m Monica Montgomery from the Museum of Impact. Nice to meet you. So I want everyone...

Film – Empowering Queer and Trans People of Colour

Philip Nadasdy, Manager of Public Programs, Seattle Art Museum (SAM) All right. Hi, everybody. My name’s Philip Nadasdy. I’m the manager of public programmes at...

Film: Jumpstarting a Museum’s Social Value

Wendy Wolf Deputy Director for Learning and Community Engagement Vizcaya As Vizcaya embark upon their centennial year and new master plan, they are exploring how...

Film: The Problem with using the word ‘Diversity’

Shaz Hussain, Collections Assistant at the Royal Air Force Museum London. Okay, hi, I’m Shaz. I’m a Collections Assistant, at the RAF Museum in London....

Communicating the Social Impact of Museums

I would hope that anyone working in museums believes in the positive effect that they have. They change lives, enrich communities and makes our cities better places to...

Should Museums be Activists?

Amid a year of political strife almost without precedent, divisive issues are forcing their way to the front as museums embrace challenging issues like immigration, inequality and sustainability. A...

How can museums contribute to dialogue about social justice when we are exemplars of segregation?

At the PlayHouse last weekend we celebrated Eid-al-Fitr — the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan — as part of our Celebrate Peoria series....

How can a Museum make a difference to at-risk young people?

How can a Museum make a difference? For years the New Zealand Police Museum has partnered with community cops and youth educators to deliver programmes...

Film: Museums tackling global challenges

This presentation by Tony Butler, Executive Director of Derby Museums Trust was filmed at MuseumNext New York in November 2016. He discusses why what happens ‘out...

Film: Museums Working With Veterans

Sarah Jesse, Associate Vice President of Education at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Barbara Kreski, Director, Horticultural Therapy Services, Chicago Botanic Garden spoke...

Film: Museums fighting for inclusion

Nina Simon, Executive Director of Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History spoke at MuseumNext Indianapolis in September 2015, sharing her experience of building inclusive...