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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...

Marketing

Quirky Marketing Ideas That Helped Museums Stand Out

Museums around the world need to constantly come up with inventive ways to promote their exhibitions. From putting a moustache on an aeroplane to setting...

Digital

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

It is clear that technology plays a huge part in the modern museum experience. Take for example Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute. They launched a range of...

News

Museum Offers Realistic Hopper Painting Experience

The renowned American artist, Edward Hopper, was known for the realism that he brought to many of his paintings. Now, the Virginia Museum of Fine...

Digital

Legal Case Concerning a 3D Scan of a Museum Artefact May Impact on All Institutions

In Germany, it is being seen a something of a landmark case. Following what seemed to be an open and shut case of the digital...

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Manchester Museum Returns Indigenous Australian Artefacts

In a move that has been welcomed by a number of museum professionals and some cultural commentators – who have referred to it as a...

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Gallery Opts for Women Only Acquisitions in 2020

A leading art museum and gallery in the United States has announced that it will seek to address the gender imbalance that many art institutions...

Digital

A thread in the tapestry – Museum stories as a choir of diverse values

From our early history to the present tidal waves of information on digital platforms – storytelling is key when it comes to reaching out and...

Conference

Reflections on the Future of Museum Storytelling

I had the opportunity to attend my first MuseumNext Conference in NYC this November.  The theme was the Future of Museum Storytelling and the first...

News

Parsonage Museum Acquires ‘Incredibly Rare’ Brontë Book

The Brontë Parsonage Museum which is maintained by the Brontë Society in honour of the famous literary family has secured a new gem in for...

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Van Gogh Museum and Drents Museum jointly acquire painting by Van Gogh

The Van Gogh Museum and the Drents Museum have jointly acquired an early painting by Vincent van Gogh: Peasant Burning Weeds from 1883. The work...

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Severe Floods Threaten Venice’s Cultural Institutions

Venice is no stranger to water management and handling floodwater. However, many of its major galleries and museums have faced exceptional levels of flooding in...

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US Museums to Champion Feminist Art Ahead of 2020 Election

The US Presidential race may not yet be officially underway but few political commentators doubt that the incumbent isn’t already in a semi-campaigning mode as...

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Receives Huge Bequest

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has been left tens of millions of dollars in the will of one of its major...

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Artists Group Creates ‘Auto-Corrector’ Tool to Battle Museum Inequality

A Spanish women’s arts association, known as Mujeres en Las Artes Visuales (MAV), has announced a new technological tool that anyone can use in museums...

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National Galleries Scotland Drops BP Portrait Award

In a move that will be welcomed by many protestors and pressure groups, National Galleries Scotland (NGS) has decided to end its links with British...

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Leader of the V&A’s New East London Museum Announced

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London announced in November that it had appointed the current director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art...

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UK’s National Portrait Gallery to Shut for Three Years

The National Portrait Gallery announced in November that it would close its doors to the public for a prolonged period from June 2020. It is...

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Protestors Crowdfund to Bring Trojan Horse to British Museum

A crowdfunding campaign has been set up to assist anti-petrochemicals protestors with their aim of highlighting links between the British Museum and one of the...

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Centre Pompidou to Open New Site in Shanghai

The globally renowned Centre Pompidou, which is one of the great landmarks of the museum and gallery sector in Paris, has announced an ambitious expansion...

Money

Small Museums Guide to Successful Fundraising Campaigns

Ah, fundraising. For small museums, it can be one of the most vexing issues. This is usually because simply keeping the museum afloat on a...

Collections

How (Epic) Exhibitions Can Tell (Dramatic) Stories

ICOM’s proposal for a new definition of ‘museums’ has recently given rise to considerable debate. I am not concerned here with the question whether the...

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New Director of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Is Named

The current the chairman of education and public programmes at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has been named as the new CEO and director...

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California Fires Lead to the Closure of the Getty Museum

The entire campus that houses the world-famous Getty Museum in California has been closed down in an emergency action, following widespread wildfires that have broken...