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Going global in lockdown

It’s Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG), but not quite as you know it! You can now curate your own exhibitions in a virtual BMAG...

Design

Rethinking Where We Exhibit in Light of COVID-19

It’s November, and the public is still locked out of the museums in Los Angeles. As an independent exhibition designer, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought...

Leadership

Covid created a change in mindset in museums, now what will we do with it?

We’ve witnessed unimaginable human adaptability this year, with new ways of working, digital transformation and bold action. We’ve learnt that in challenging circumstances, we can...

Digital

App Brings Black History to Life With Augmented Reality

A British charity devoted to education and improving mental health has launched an augmented reality (AR) app that it says will highlight the historic roles...

Conference

Call for Speakers : Digital Summit

Faced with a global pandemic, museums around the world have pivoted to digital in order to meet the needs of their audiences and to fight...

Digital

Museums in Massive Multiplayer Games

Working from home during the lockdown put me in a small room, which for much of the time sounded like a battleground. Gunfire would reverberate...

Digital

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Streaming Animal Crossing

In what is thought to be a first for the museum sector, Monterey Bay Aquarium has used a popular video game to present a live...

Digital

Why accessibility as an afterthought must now become a thing of the past

In her latest article for MuseumNext, Catherine Devine discusses the importance of accessibility in museums and why there’s still much to do in order to...

Digital

ArtLens for Slack Delivers Art to Remote Workers

The Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio has teamed up with Potion Design to create a system whereby ‘virtual exhibitions’ can be created at will...

Digital

As Amazon Starts Offering Virtual Classes and Sightseeing Tours, Could Museums Benefit?

The tech giant Amazon has recently launched a new service which allows people to access experts in their field and to enjoy virtual touring experiences....

News

The Art Fund Museum of the Year Winners 2020 have been announced

It’s been a topsy turvy year for the museum sector but for the 5 winners of this year’s prize there is something to celebrate in...

Digital

How Arts Organisations Can Use TikTok

There can be little doubt that all arts organisations and museums can harness the power of social media to their advantage but TikTok, in particular,...

Digital

The Best Free Virtual Tours of Museums in the World

Going to museums and art galleries has not been easy in 2020. Although many museums have been open to the public over the course of...

Marketing

Eye Catching Museum Logo Design

From Nike’s “swoosh” symbol to the iconic Apple logo, brands know that a strong identity is essential to their success. The same is true for...

News

ACMI set to open the World’s most digitally transformed museum

ACMI, Australia’s national museum of screen culture, has today unveiled details of its ambitious multiplatform museum model, delivering a digital experience that will transport visitors...

Marketing

6 of the weirdest (and most wonderful) museum marketing campaigns you’ll ever see

Art is known for pushing the boundaries in a number of different ways. But what happens when museums carry this mindset over into their marketing...

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...

Opinion

Why we need museums now more than ever

In today’s uncertain times, museums can act as an anchor in the storm. To those who aren’t as passionate about the power of museums as...

News

Close App promises to be the crowd control tool we need in these strange times

The persistence and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on every corner of society. Once simple pleasures like shopping, meeting up with...

Leadership

Scott Stulen in conversation

Filmed at Philbrook Museum of Art in September 2020. Jeff Martin sits down with Scott Stulen, the Director of Philbrook Museum of Art to talk about how...

Marketing

SEO for Museums in 2020

As we launch into 2020, many museum marketing managers are likely to be asking the question, “How can SEO help my museum in the decade...

Digital

How are Museums making money online?

Recently, the subject that people want to speak with me about is how museums are making money online.  “What’s working?” and “Who’s doing it well?”...

Digital

Mayflower 400: how we brought the pilgrims’ ship to life using VR technology

It’s almost impossible, 400 years later, to imagine the scene in September 1620, when groups of English Puritans took their last look at the land...

Opinion

Repatriation: why Western museums should return African artefacts

A large number of artefacts held in Western museums and libraries are known to have been appropriated over the ages through conquest and colonialism. The...