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STEM Exhibitions for Beginners

If, like me, you don’t know your atoms from your electrons, being asked to create a science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) exhibition can seem...

Digital

Live streaming from the gallery? How Museums are using Facebook Live

In this ever-changing world of digital, there’s always something new, and predictions of trends can seem out-of-date before they are even published. But Facebook Live...

Digital

Reorganise, Reuse, Rethink and Relaunch – Lessons from Philbrook

Philbrook Museum & Gardens in Tulsa, Oklahoma yesterday relaunched their website in response to their temporary closure for the COVID-19 crisis and to offer their...

Money

How Can Museums Make Money Online

Last week we shared some of the great digital content that museums are producing to keep them connected to their audiences during the COVID-19 crisis....

Digital

Museum Social Media Entertains During the COVID-19 Crisis

With the world focused on the COVID-19 crisis, and museums shut as part of the effort to limit the outbreak. Institutions have been adjusting to...

Digital

Big Data and Museums

Big Data: it’s a term that conveys power, generates suspicion and even scares some of us. But what role does big data have to play...

Opinion

How Can Museums Be Instruments of Hope to Coronavirus Locked Down Nations

Museums are the main institutions, which embody national identity and memories of peoples across the global village. However, just like other public spaces museums are...

Digital

7 ways VR is changing the museum landscape

Many people make the mistake of seeing museums as stuffy, traditional spaces. They are perceived to be institutions that look backwards and cling to the...

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...

Engagement

How the creative use of audio tours is attracting a new museum audience

They say an image can convey a thousand words. But what about the context behind that image? Here’s how audio accompaniment is helping to deepen...

Conference

MuseumNext Edinburgh Postponed Because of COVID-19

Today MuseumNext announced that the upcoming conference which was due to take place later this month in the Scottish capital has been postponed because of...

Opinion

How to get a job in a museum? Here’s what you need to know

For many, a city break or weekend away isn’t complete without a trip to at least one museum. These cultural sanctuaries surround visitors with beautiful...

Digital

How can museums use gaming to their advantage?

Can games ever be considered art, and do they have a place in museum exhibitions? Computer gaming is hardly a new phenomenon but, as with...

Social Impact

Should museums remain impartial?

Issues like sustainability, representation and diversity dominate modern society, but should we expect museums to take a stance? We’re living in an increasingly political and...

Digital

‘Storyteching’ – how museums can use technology to tell their stories

We are living in a technology-driven age, and the right digital medium can help museums stay in the loop. Museums face a lot of competition...

Marketing

How to get your museum out of a social media rut

It’s easy to get caught in social media posting patterns; particularly when a majority of other museums doing the same thing. However, the days of...

News

Museum Openings to Look Forward to in 2020

Museum professionals can expect some exciting new working environments in the coming twelve months with many new institutions set to open their doors for the...

Digital

Meaningful museum interpretations using virtual reality

If the purpose of museums is to reflect on our reality, can virtual reality interpretation add a new and valuable dimension? How can people experience...

Ideas

How to get an emotional response from museum goers

If art and culture is all about connecting with an audience, then what can museums do to cement this relationship? Is it a case of...

Marketing

How social media can bring history to life

Quizzes, queens and behind the scenes: the powerful potential of social media for museums Before social media, the responsibility for maintaining the reputation of a...

Digital

Livestreaming and museums: making museums truly accessible

Not everyone has the means or opportunity to visit a museum, so should curators bring the exhibit to the viewer? From social media to video...

News

Museum staff force Louvre to close over Coronavirus fears

Staff at Louvre voted “almost unanimously” not to open on Sunday over safety concerns about prevention measures linked to Coronavirus. With 130 cases now reported...

News

Interactive Technology Brings Historic Artwork to Life at Art Gallery of NSW

For hundreds of years, Japanese artists and storytellers have been captivated by yōkai – supernatural monsters and household objects-goblins come to life. A new exhibition...

Marketing

10 Museum Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

We’re aiming to cleanse the internet of cringe-worthy content. Help us spread the word about museum marketing mistakes to avoid so we can forever eliminate...