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How selfies are changing the way we interact with art

It’s hard to ignore the number of people who take selfies in museums. But should we see this fad as a new way of appreciating...

Videos

Museums at a time of drastic global change

Adam Reed Rozan, Director, Programs & Audience Development, National Museum of AmericanHistory Cultural organizations have historically shied away from taking on complex social issues through...

Trends

Francis Bacon for Breakfast: are museum hotels the way forward?

Melting alarm clocks? A mini fridge of Campbell’s soup cans? What really goes into a museum hotel? Museums are constantly looking for new ways to...

News

Painting Found in Wall Confirmed as Stolen Klimt

A picture that was discovered late last year has been finally established as a missing portrait by Gustav Klimt, the Austrian artist who is perhaps...

News

Ai Weiwei Refugee-Inspired Installation Unveiled at Minneapolis Institute of Art

The famous Ionic columns that welcome visitors to the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minnesota have been transformed by the celebrated Chinese artist Ai Weiwei....

Opinion

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...

Conference

The Future of Museum Storytelling

Storytelling lie at the heart of museums, but are they using stories to their maximum potential? This was a core question at the Future of...

News

US Museum Hires Refugees as Guides

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has embarked on a programme of hiring refugees and immigrants who have direct knowledge of some...

Social Impact

Combating Poverty Through Art: The Kalahari Indigenous Peoples

Botswana National Museum ventured into a mutual partnership with the San peoples of the Kalahari Desert to establish an eco-museum known as the Kuru Museum...

Design

How museums use tone of voice to reveal their hidden personalities

What does your museum sound like? I’m not referring to the chatter of schoolchildren or the ambient hum of dehumidifiers. I mean what do the...

Digital

Mixed Reality Brings Liberation Struggle to Life at Paris Museum

A modern take on the historic struggle to liberate the French capital from Nazi oppression has been launched at the Museum of the Liberation of...

Digital

Natural History Museum Reaches Millions with TikTok

When you think of the latest innovations that are allowing museums around the world to reach new audiences, perhaps snail jokes aren’t top of your...

Social Impact

Prado Museum Transforms Masterpieces to Illustrate Climate Change

The Prado Museum in Madrid has joined forces with the best-known conservation group on the planet, the WWF, to raise awareness about the negative impacts...

Marketing

New Blackpool Museum Reveals Branding

A new museum devoted entirely to the seaside resort town of Blackpool is due to open in 2021 but the creative team behind the project...

News

Van Gogh Museum Partners with Streetwear Brand

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has announced a new collaboration with the Dutch fashion brand, Daily Paper. The hip streetwear brand was originally a...

News

House of Representatives Vote to Establish Women’s History Museum

In February, the House of Representatives in the United States voted to pass a bill that will see a new museum constructed in the capital...

News

London’s Jewish Museum Withdraws From Arts Council England’s National Portfolio

Located in the London Borough of Camden, the Jewish Museum has elected to leave the group of National Portfolio Organisations (NPO) it had joined in...

News

Climate Change Activists Bring Trojan Horse to British Museum

Activists who want to highlight the issue of climate change have taken their own version of the famous Trojan Horse to the British Museum. The...

News

£6.8m founding text donated to the Olympic Museum

The historic manuscript laying out the original plans to revive the Olympic Games was today donated to The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, almost 130 years after...

Digital

Chinese Museums Put Exhibitions Online Due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak in several cities of China has led to some drastic measures including the construction of a huge new medical facility in the...

Engagement

Museums Transform Their Collections Into Free Colouring Pages

Under the hashtag #ColorOurCollections, a growing number of institutions around the world have been encouraging people to colour in their black and white exhibits to...

News

Australian Museums Call For Action on Climate Change

Some of the best-known natural history museums and similar institutions in Australia have called on the government to take more action in the country in...

News

Paris Museums Put 100,000 Artworks Online, Copyright-Free

Paris Musées, a consortium of 14 different museums and art galleries in the French capital, announced in January that it would now offer around 150,000 digital...

Money

Tate Defends £39,500 ‘Head of Coffee’ Role

One of London’s most prestigious art galleries has courted controversy in the art world following its decision to advertise a job on its website that...