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What does it mean to decolonize a museum?

In the past few years, museums across the US, Europe, and Australia are trying to tackle the challenge of decolonizing their institutions. However, the very...

Digital

How Museums are using Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is the process of using technology to superimpose images, text or sounds on top of what a person can already see. It uses...

Ideas

How to Get a Job in a Museum

[This article has been written by Fair Museum Jobs, a grassroots organisation that campaigns for fairer and more ethical recruitment and job practice in UK...

News

TICKETURE: Re-imagining ticketing in a world no-one could have imagined

Among the many challenges that we’ve faced as a society in 2020, it is often the disruption to ordinary, everyday things that has made the...

News

Zak Mensah and Sara Wajid appointed joint CEOs of Birmingham Museums Trust

Birmingham Museums Trust, one of the UK’s largest independent museum trusts, has appointed Sara Wajid and Zak Mensah as joint CEOs. The pair will formally...

Digital

Ask a Curator : Questions for your curator

Next week Ask a Curator day will take place across social media platforms, with more than 1000 museums, historic houses, galleries, libraries, aquariums and zoos...

Digital

Digital Volunteering Spikes During Australian Covid Lockdown

A citizen scientist programme in Australia has seen a huge upturn in volunteering during the country’s pandemic lockdown period. Although the institution behind the scheme,...

Digital

Technology and planning help museums manage outdated exhibitions

Museum exhibitions are all about the “Wow!”, “What?” and “Why?” as they showcase beauty and wonder, spark curiosity, and share some of the important lessons...

Digital

Facebook announces paid events

One of the challenges currently facing Museums is how to monetise their online activities, so many working on the digital side of our cultural institutions...

Digital

Innovating with digital to find new revenue stream for Museums

In the UK this week, the Culture Minister Oliver Dowden reportedly told museum directors to be more commercially minded, with one suggestion being that they...

Digital

Ask a Curator day returns on September 16th 2020

Ask a Curator Day started in 2010 in an effort to harness Twitter’s networking power to drum up some direct engagement with curators across the...

News

National Gallery Singapore commemorates National Day with new initiatives

To commemorate Singapore’s 55th year of independence the National Gallery Singapore has launched a series of on-site and online initiatives for the public to mark...

Digital

Using Technology to Change How We Talk About Museums

What does a museum mean to a city? Who feels represented, included or inspired by these civic institutions? These are big questions, with no easy...

Trends

How to sell museum merchandise creatively?

It’s time to invent new ways of doing things. The Vegetable Museum in China’s Shouguang City, known as “Home of Vegetables”, blended live-streaming with e-commerce...

Ideas

Prototyping New Travelling Exhibition Models

What type of travelling exhibition models shall be sustainable in a post-COVID 19 scenario? We have come to think of the industry as being prevalently...

Digital

Military Museum Uses Chatbot During COVID-19

A Canadian museum has decided to introduce chatbot technology to help it in light of the global pandemic crisis. The Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum, a...

Digital

Beyond Office: Microsoft and the museum environment

As a Business Strategy Leader for Libraries and Museums in Microsoft’s Worldwide Education team, Catherine Devine spends much of her time considering how digital transformations...

Digital

Corona-proofing museum interactives

This article is a shortened version of a webinar that we gave at Ecsite this year. You can rewatch the full length webinar here or right...

Digital

The AR that ate Disney World 

For years, I had a deep skepticism of Augmented Reality (AR). While I could see the revolutionary potential of AR in the distant future, when...

Marketing

Survey: How Museum Marketing is Adapting to Covid-19

It’s no secret that museums have been hit hard by Covid-19, with social distancing forcing them to close for several months and now limiting the...

Ideas

How Small Museums and Big Brands can work together

There are not so many successful cases of cooperation between large commercial brands and small (often non-profit) museums. Here is the story of how a...

Social Impact

The Representation of Mental Illness in Museums

In 2016 the Mental Health Foundation released a document titled Fundamental Facts about Mental Illness 2016, which stated that problems concerning mental health are one...

News

£200,000 investment in UK museums from Art Fund

Art Fund steps up fight for survival of the UK’s museums and galleries as leading museums re-open On the eve of the re-opening of museums...

Digital

Five secrets to livestreaming a cultural feast

Thanks to live-streaming, museums are turning the crisis into an opportunity to reach new audience. In February, eight Chinese museums joined a 12-hour live-streaming relay...