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Addressing our changing climate with participatory museum experiences

MuseumNext recently met with the team behind a successful community engagement initiative in the Midlands, bringing cultural organisations together to discuss the issue of climate...

Health

How Monterey Bay Aquarium welcomes visitors with unapparent disabilities

MuseumNext chatted to Beth Redmond-Jones, Vice President of Exhibitions at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, about the steps her organisation is taking to ensure those with...

Engagement

How De Pont Museum bridges the gap between art and community engagement

Ischa Havens, Senior Manager of Education and Public Programme at De Pont Museum for contemporary art, shares how the museum’s monthly takeover project – PUNCH....

Sustainability

Act Green 2024

Act Green is a sector-wide research initiative focused on examining the role of cultural organisations and their audiences in addressing the climate crisis. The second...

Digital

How Are Museums Using Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing museums by enhancing visitor experiences and streamlining operations. From interactive virtual guides and personalized tours to predictive maintenance and sentiment...

Marketing

What does it take to run a meaningfully inclusive communications and marketing campaign?

Anna Cornelius is Head of Communications and Marketing for Wellcome Collection – London’s free museum and library dedicated to health and human experience. She shared...

Engagement

Bringing the Rich History of Hip-Hop to Wales’s Museum Audiences

Kaptin Barrett is a rapper, DJ, artist manager, radio host, and promotor best known for being the Head of Music for Boomtown when it was...

Health

How Museums Are Reaching Out to People With Dementia

Dementia results from diseases like Alzheimer’s or a series of strokes that cause brain damage. It presents as memory loss, confusion, difficulties with thinking, problem-solving,...

Impact

Centring cultural change: how to ensure that anti-racist engagement goes deeper within the museum sector

Elma Glasgow, founder of Elma Glasgow Consulting, is a national award-winning engagement consultant, storyteller, and communications expert. She shares her expertise in influencing positive change...

Impact

Dynamic decolonisation: how the Wilberforce House Museum is inspiring lasting change

Heritage consultant Ali Bodley shared her work on decolonising collections and uplifting marginalised voices at the Wilberforce House Museum in Hull. Through award-winning programming and...

Digital

How Museums are using Augmented Reality

Museums use augmented reality to enrich exhibits by overlaying digital content onto physical artifacts. AR offers interactive, educational experiences, enabling visitors to see additional information,...

Digital

Virtual Reality Is A Big Trend In Museums, But What Are The Best Examples Of Museums Using VR?

Museums use virtual reality to enhance visitor experiences by providing immersive, interactive exhibits. VR allows for exploration of historical sites, distant cultures, and intricate details...

Engagement

How the Ashmolean Museum uses segmentation to get to know its audience

Gina Koutsika, Director of Audiences and Content at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and Angela Diakopolou, Managing Director of Sphere Insights, discuss the...

Engagement

How the MCA Chicago caters to the city’s bilingual communities

Representatives from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s media, editorial, learning, and curatorial departments shared their expertise on how the museum is changing the way...

Sustainability

Regenerative retail: shaping a greener future for museum shops

Yolande Sep, founder of Design to Thrive™ and Retail Consultant for the likes of Museon-Omniversum and Naturalis Biodiversity Centre shares her expertise on how museums...

Engagement

How Without Shape Without Form uses art to unify

Deep K Kailey, Cultural Narrator and Artistic Director of Without Shape Without Form, discusses the importance of bringing people together in an individualistic age, and...

Ideas

Building a Museum for the 21st Century in Real Time

Erin Dragotto, Vice President of Development & Operations for the Museum of Art + Light (MoA+L), shares her expertise on how museums can stay relevant in the...

Marketing

How Can Museums Expand Their Audiences in the Tech-Led Age

Rowena Fry, Advertising Consultant at Crafted, shares her advice for museums looking to grow their audiences in the digital age. By testing and trialling new...

Ideas

Transformative Experience Through Storytelling

Culture plays a pivotal role in shaping a city’s identity, as UNESCO defines it as a crucial element in social progress. Developing culture is not...

Ideas

Apprenticeships and expanding curatorial futures

It’s almost four years since a standard was approved for a Level 7 Curator apprenticeship in the UK, this means a group of industry professionals...

Sustainability

KLIMA_X – an Exhibition on Communicating the Climate Crisis

  Katja Weber, founder of freelance network, Reflekt, shares the work that she has undertaken with KLIMA_X – an exhibition about communicating the climate crisis...

Sustainability

Engaging audiences and applying an Eco Lens with Climate Museum UK

Founder of Climate Museum UK, Bridget McKenzie, outlines how this new organisation is working to build skills and engage audiences with environmental issues. Climate Museum...

Sustainability

Creating Environmental Narratives At The Museum of English Rural Life

Isabel Hughes, Associate Director and Head of Curatorial and Public Engagement at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL), shares how the organisation is bringing...

Sustainability

Climate-Focused Culture: Fostering Climate-Empowered Workforces

Caroline Johnson, Head of Projects and Facilities at Hampshire Cultural Trust, shares how the organisation’s efforts to increase climate literacy have created a movement for...