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Survey: How Museum Marketing is Adapting to Covid-19

It’s no secret that museums have been hit hard by Covid-19, with social distancing forcing them to close for several months and now limiting the...

Ideas

How to Get a Job in a Museum

[This article has been written by Fair Museum Jobs, a grassroots organisation that campaigns for fairer and more ethical recruitment and job practice in UK...

Ideas

How Small Museums and Big Brands can work together

There are not so many successful cases of cooperation between large commercial brands and small (often non-profit) museums. Here is the story of how a...

Social Impact

The Representation of Mental Illness in Museums

In 2016 the Mental Health Foundation released a document titled Fundamental Facts about Mental Illness 2016, which stated that problems concerning mental health are one...

News

£200,000 investment in UK museums from Art Fund

Art Fund steps up fight for survival of the UK’s museums and galleries as leading museums re-open On the eve of the re-opening of museums...

Digital

Five secrets to livestreaming a cultural feast

Thanks to live-streaming, museums are turning the crisis into an opportunity to reach new audience. In February, eight Chinese museums joined a 12-hour live-streaming relay...

Digital

10 ways to make your museum website COVID secure

Above: Stadel Museum in Frankfurt, one of the European museums that has reopened  A month after the rest of Europe, the first museums in the...

News

London’s National Gallery Opens For Longer Due to ‘Huge Public Demand’

The National Gallery went into lockdown like every other major public institution in the UK in March. However, after over a hundred days of being...

Digital

How less ambition can lead to greater museum websites

“We are a world class museum and we want a website / app / interactive to match”. Almost every briefing I receive starts with the...

News

Portland Art Space Yale Union Transfers Its Building

Yale Union, a centre for contemporary arts located in Portland, Oregon, announced in July that it plans to transfer the ownership of its historic building....

Conference

MuseumNext announce ‘Disrupt’ programme for Autumn 2020

MuseumNext has announced a month long learning programme that will take place in October, following the cancellation of all their in-person events for 2020. MuseumNext...

Engagement

Postcard Power! How Museums Can Support the Community through a Social Connecting Campaign

Earlier this year as quarantine fell upon the US, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and its satellite contemporary art space the Momentary, both located...

Opinion

We are the Guardians of History

History is under fire every day. I read stories in the paper about an angry mob taking down a monument; about an institution voting to...

Ideas

An R Factor for post-pandemic museums

We have heard about it for days, weeks and months on end. It has been the yardstick of success and the reason for concerns that...

Social Impact

Museums as Activists

Are museums activists? Should they be activists? I would argue that museums have an opportunity to bring activism, however subtly, into their galleries. With the...

Opinion

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...

Opinion

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...

Leadership

What’s Your Museums WHY?

In 2006, Blake Mycoskie was in Argentina learning to play Polo, when a chance encounter changed his life. A conversation in a bar introduced him...

Ideas

Hitting Chinese sweet spots: from cultural delivery to romantic “time travel” 

How to appeal to the young crowd? In Europe, museums are very experienced in creating night adventures, silent discos and more for local youngsters. However,...

Digital

Can Audio Tours survive social distancing?

As museums slowly start to reopen following their closure because of the Covid-19 pandemic, some things look very different. Face masks, plexiglass screens, timed entry...

Opinion

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...

Leadership

Boll Weevils, Museums and adapting to change

In the town of Enterprise, Alabama stands an unusual monument, a statue of a woman holding a pedestal high above her head and in it...

News

£2 million fund to support museums through the COVID-19 crisis announced

As the doors of Britain’s museums and galleries begin to open from today, Art Fund has announced that further funding and resources will be made...

News

Culture, coronavirus and the future of UK museums

As some UK museums prepare to reopen their doors, what does the future look like for cultural institutions in the immediate future? Recent reports have...