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Digital

Mary McGillivray, the TikToker Who Is Making Art History Accessible

Known to hundreds of thousands of followers on TikTok, as _theiconoclass, Mary McGillivray is an art historian with a difference. Her lessons in art history...

Digital

Smartify and the Future of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Anna Lowe, Director of Partnerships at Smartify talks to MuseumNext and introduces cutting-edge mobile guide strategies for use in-gallery and at home as well as...

Digital

Terentia: creating digital infrastructure and ecosystems to manage museum collections, assets and create experiences

Toronto-based Terentia officially introduced itself to the world in February to assist museums and the wider cultural sector in their digital asset management, collections management...

Conference

MuseumNext publish free museum marketing guide

Marketing plays an important role in the modern museum, allowing our cultural institutions to reach more people and positively impact more lives. We’re pleased to...

Conference

Which Museum Conferences to attend in 2021?

It’s difficult to keep track of all of the great museum conferences taking place around the world, especially when virtual events make even more great...

Digital

Real effort brings artificial intelligence exhibition to World Museum

AI: More than Human at World Museum, Liverpool is a large-scale exhibition that is giving the city and region’s visitors a chance to see its...

Social Impact

Hello Future: Manchester Museum’s redevelopment – becoming ‘the museum our city needs’

At the end of last month Manchester Museum closed its doors until October 2022 to put the finishing touches to its £13.5m Hello Future project,...

Digital

Digitally deprived communities are a key audience for museums to reach

If you’ve been one of the multitudes of holidaymakers heading to the UK countryside this summer, you might have been faced with slow internet connections...

Digital

What is IDP and how is it helping museums like The Met and Yale University Art Gallery make their resources more accessible and inclusive

If museums are places for people to come together and share cultural experiences, then it stands to reason that they must welcome one and all...

Money

How museums can use image licensing to enrich engagement with digital audiences

A vast number of museums are using image licensing to generate additional income, and as MuseumNext reported earlier in 2021, many museums have reconsidered their...

Social Impact

Action on sustainability must speak louder than words if museums and attractions are to play their part in a greener future

There are few (if any) cultural organisations in the world today that would argue with the need to make sustainability a top priority for the...

Digital

Ask a Curator day returns on September 15th 2021

Ask a Curator Day started in 2010 in an effort to harness Twitter’s networking power to drum up some direct engagement with curators across the...

Marketing

How Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Arts Africa pivoted during the global pandemic

Three months into a new digital role. Faced with a global pandemic. Responsible for shaping the direction of a museum’s communication with the outside world...

Digital

Museums and galleries cannot afford to ignore cybersecurity if they want to consolidate the success of their digital pivot

Museums and galleries have become more dependent on digital technologies during the Coronavirus pandemic. But as Ian Armstrong, Senior Information Security Consultant at Security Risk...

Collections

Why should museums invest in digital condition reporting? 

A chunky lever arch file tucked in a packing crate, annotated sketches, and handwritten commentary are all pretty common examples of condition reports and the...

Museum XR

Virtual Reality is a big trend in museums, but what are the best examples of museums using VR?

Could 2021 be the year that Virtual Reality goes mainstream? That’s what many people are predicting following the launch of the Oculus Quest 2 VR...

Digital

How has the pandemic shaped how we speak to our audiences?

“How are you? I mean that, because you actually mean that at the minute. When we’re asking (I don’t know if you remember) when we’re...

Museum XR

How Museums are using Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is the process of using technology to superimpose images, text or sounds on top of what a person can already see. It uses...

Digital

How Museums Are Using Minecraft to Gamify Learning Experiences

If a museum is about anything, then it is about providing an engaging learning experience. Of course, in a traditional sense, learning is also about...

Digital

3D Scans of Museum Collection Help Understanding of Insect Evolution

The Natural History Museum in London has teamed up with the UK’s premier particle accelerator to produce very high resolution three-dimensional scans of the insects...

Digital

Tiqets develops “strong” summer recovery guide to support cultural venues and tourist attractions through a critical period

The stakes have never been higher for cultural institutions around the world. After an 18-month rollercoaster that has pushed many organisations to the brink of...

Museum XR

Anything you can do in a museum, VR can do better . . . discuss

Is Virtual Reality making the physical museum space obsolete? In an article from 2016, CEO of Six to Start, Adrian Hon, penned an article for...

Marketing

National Museums Liverpool Reveals New Branding

National Museums Liverpool has unveiled its new brand as it opens up its galleries and museums once more following enforced closures as a result of...

Environment

Museums and the art of environmental sustainability

It’s no longer enough for museums to simply serve as monuments to preservation — they must now focus on conservation, as well. As climate change...