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Universities must open their archives and share their oppressive pasts

For the first time, a Canadian university — the University of Guelph — is reconciling with its history of teaching eugenics. Few universities in Canada...

Design

Multi-Lingual Wall Labels Introduced at Minnesota’s Biggest Museums

Several of the museums and galleries in Minnesota’s two major cities – Saint Paul and Minneapolis – have decided reject using just one language on...

Conference

Ten Reasons to Attend MuseumNext Edinburgh

Over the past decade, MuseumNext has grown to become a must attend event for museum professionals around the globe. In March 2020 the conference will...

Marketing

The Metropolitan Museum of Art asks ‘What’s Your Met Story?’

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) in New York City has announced a project to collect and share personal stories related to the museum...

Digital

Musée d’Orsay Welcomes Instagram Artist-in-Residence

The world-famous Musée d’Orsay has announced that they have hired an Instagram artist-in-residence with the aim of bringing more attention to many of the masterpieces...

Leadership

How Can Museum Workers Feel Less Stressed?

Stress is an inescapable part of life. Nowhere is this more true than on the job and that goes for Museum Workers too. The pressure...

Marketing

Can You Apply Transmedia Storytelling to Museums?

It was 2010 when I opened my inbox and read: ‘Congratulations! It is with pleasure that we invite you to attend the Berlinale Talent Campus...

Digital

How To Avoid The “Gamification” Trap In Your Museum

Studies consistently show the educational benefits of incorporating games and play into learning. Games, and increasingly digital and video games, have become mainstays in many...

News

Tourism From China Leads to Upturn in Russian Museum Visitors

It is a problem that many institutions in the West would like to have. Several museums and art galleries in Russia have faced such an...

Health & Wellbeing

Researchers Suggest That Museum Visits Lead to Longer Lives

Museum trips and visits to art galleries are often thought of as good for the soul – a means of satisfying our curiosity about the...

Digital

#travelgram: Live Tourist Snaps Have Turned Solo Adventures into Social Occasions

In the years since selfie sticks went global, it has become clear that the mobile phone has changed the way we travel. The ubiquity of...

News

The Smithsonian Rebrands Two Galleries

In a move that many campaigners in the United States have long called for, two Asian art galleries that are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s...

Leadership

8 Ways Museum Leaders Can Avoid Micromanaging

One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a museum leader is to micromanage your team. It makes your employees feel like you don’t...

News

Hip Hop Museum Receives Cash Injection

The Universal Hip Hop Museum, located in New York City, has been awarded a multi-million dollar funding injection which will help it to preserve the...

Leadership

Elaine Heumann Gurian on the Importance of And

In a world that is politically traumatized, what I am going to talk about –museums opportunity to promote nuance, complication, and approximation in our presentations,...

Social Impact

Climate Change – Can Changing the Way Museums do Business, Change the World?

Climate change is an existential issue and the public cares deeply about it. Teens like Greta Thunberg are taking to the streets, the seas, and...

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...

Leadership

Museums & Truth. The Truth is, there is More Than one Truth!

Today’s art museums and historic sites are more than places to preserve the art, artifacts and memories of the past. They are the new town...

Digital

How Are Museums Using HoloLens?

Museums around the world are doing interesting things with HoloLens. In this article we highlight some of the most interesting Museum HoloLens projects from the...

Conference

Dates and Locations of MuseumNext Conferences in 2020

Over the past decade we’ve hosted more than 30 conferences around the world. MuseumNext 2020 will see us bringing together museum professionals at conference in...

Social Impact

Best practice in making Museums more accessible to visually impaired visitors

Museums have a duty to cater to people with a wide range of needs and this includes visually impaired people. This is not a small...

News

1940s-Themed Museum Hotel Opened In New Orleans

Although there are a number of hotels which claim to be associated with museums that have opened over recent years, notably in North America, many...

News

London’s Geffrye Museum Rebrands as the ‘Museum of the Home’

Located in the Hoxton area of East London, the Geffrye Museum has been open to the public since it was first established in 1914. Over...

Digital

3D printing is helping museums in repatriation and decolonisation efforts

Manchester Museum recently returned items taken from Australia more than 100 years ago to Aboriginal leaders, the latest move in an ongoing debate over calls...