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How user-curated collections can help visitors be creative

Do you collect anything? Do you have a shelf of treasured children’s books or an album of stamps? Or even a collection of mugs that...

Health

How can museums increase accessibility for neurodiverse audiences?

Working to make museums accessible to a bigger, broader and more varied audience is something that we can all agree on. But as we are...

Health

Are museums good for your mental health?

Could it be that the benefits of the museum space go far beyond education? Museums have always been upheld as hubs of knowledge and culture;...

Planet

Museums and the art of environmental sustainability

It’s no longer enough for museums to simply serve as monuments to preservation — they must now focus on conservation, as well. As climate change...

Digital

How are museums using TikTok?

Although TikTok is still considered to be the new social media kid on the block, it’s incredible growth in recent years makes it hard to...

Ideas

6 Things to consider when planning Pride events at your museum

Happy Pride from Belfast! The rainbow flag is flying all over City Centre and a week of queer-themed events has begun in the lead-up to...

Planet

The Negative Environmental Impact of Marine Life in Museums

To address the urgency of our climate crisis, exhibitions highlighting destructive environmental actions –particularly ocean plastic consumption – have become increasingly popular. In an effort...

Digital

Museums and NFTs: what’s the opportunity, who’s doing it best and why question marks remain

Taking a closer look at whether museums and NFTs are a match made in heaven or if there’s good reason for institutions to remain cautious...

Engagement

Why do stories matter to museums and how can museums become better storytellers?

Stories are universal. We all read, watch and listen to them. We all tell them. Stories are part of what makes us human. In fact,...

Digital

What Smartify’s 3 Million users tell us about the world of art in 2022

Just what are visitors doing when they visit museums and galleries? It’s a question asked by many museum professionals and one which Smartify is seeking...

Health

Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibition says, “Do Touch the Artworks”

The Fernández Blanco Museum, in the City of Buenos Aires is hosting an interactive exhibition called “The art of self-examination”, which aims to help women...

Engagement

Online After School Programs That Encourage Creativity

The State Library of New South Wales started two online after school programs during the pandemic; Art Club and Young Writer’s Club. Art Club is...

Engagement

Can Schoolkids Curate Exhibitions?

Could the curators of your next exhibition be in the classrooms of your local schools? The Harley Gallery recently partnered with 3 local schools to...

Engagement

Tiqets unveils free ebook to help museums level up visitor experiences

In this digital age, 89% of people use online reviews as “social proof” to help them make decisions on which museums and attractions they should...

Engagement

How Museums Can Commission Creatives to Reach New Audiences

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland have been commissioning creatives to share archaeological finds in a new and interesting way. In 2020, they hired a...

Health

How The Met Celebrates Disability Through Art

All museums and galleries agree that accessibility is important in a museum space. But it is something that is difficult to achieve. Budgets are tight,...

Engagement

Creating Toddler-Inclusive Museum Experiences

Many museums provide engaging and educational activities for children, but these tend to be geared towards those age five and above. The Museum of Communication...

Engagement

Overcoming Museum fatigue with Detour Guides

Museum fatigue is the term for when museum guests get overwhelmed with information and are no longer able to take in facts. It is a...

Planet

Solving a Museum’s Environmental Challenges with a Hackathon

The London Museum of Water and Steam has taken a creative approach to sustainability. Their aim is to address the climate emergency by creating a...

Digital

How Museums can livestream great hybrid events

Arts and culture institutions switched to livestreaming and virtual programming out of necessity during the pandemic.  As the sector worked quickly to identify digital platforms...

Digital

In Conversation with Kati Price

As Head of Digital and Experience at the V&A, Kati Price has undoubtedly been in the thick of things during what has been an exceptional...

Ideas

Music and the museum – how can exhibits inspire musical creativity?

SHHH! Museums are often thought of as being quiet spaces, for contemplation and learning. But some museums are embracing the power of music to create...

Marketing

How can Museums use their collection to connect to audiences?

Storytelling is a great way to get people, both young and old, to connect with museum collections. That is certainly what the content team at...

Digital

What we can learn from Pop-Up Museums? Best practice and ideas from Instagram friendly experiences

Millennials used to seeking out the perfect selfie moment are hungry for cultural experiences that also afford them the opportunity to take great pictures for...