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In conversation with: Heidi Quicksilver, Director of Technology at The Broad

In May 2022, the Broad in Los Angeles opened the doors to its newest exhibition entitled Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow....

Engagement

Virtual School Programs at Art Gallery of Ontario

Unexpectedly, the world moved into a new phase that comprised of a global health pandemic and socio-political awakenings. As a museum leader at the Art...

Health

Creating multi-sensory experiences for disabled audiences at the Van Abbemuseum

Museums are places of constant inspiration. They can be a riot for all senses and an experience that can stay with visitors forever. However, if...

Health

Art Helps at the National Galleries of Scotland

Engaging with art is proven to have a positive impact on our general wellbeing. Spending time in a gallery or taking part in an engagement...

Health

Wellbeing Through Museum Collections

Museums attract a diverse set of audiences, and the aim of any cultural institution is to engage each audience in the content and activity of...

Health

Wellbeing with Vincent

The subject of wellbeing and mental health within arts and cultural institutions is often centred around displaying or using objects to provide therapeutic assistance to...

Health

How The Metropolitan Museum of Art Used Conversation to Reduce Social Isolation

Social isolation isn’t a new phenomenon. But it was certainly experienced more widely over the course of the Covid pandemic than at any other time...

Health

Using trauma-sensitive mindfulness in museums

In a busy and stressful world, practising mindfulness can be a gateway to navigating the more challenging aspects of our lifestyles. Museums and galleries can...

Planet

Sustainability measures at Miraikan as exhibits or science communication activities

Miraikan, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, ranks sustainability as one of its most important themes to guide activity and outreach programmes. This...

Health

Supporting museum staff in a trauma infused world

Increasingly, museums are recognising the importance of supporting staff and volunteers with a programme of support to assist in the delivery of emotional or traumatic...

Digital

Creating immersive experiences in collaboration at the National Gallery

As we’ve emerged from the pandemic and cultural venues began to open their doors again, the question on every museum professional’s lips has been: how...

Health

Supporting Mental Wellbeing at Kew Palace

As the home of King George III while receiving treatment during his periods of severe ill mental health, Kew Palace is no stranger to the...

Planet

Developing Sustainability Strategies for Exhibitions

Maintaining and looking after museum exhibitions can have a measurable effect on an institution’s environmental impact. With one eye on the future and an appreciation...

Digital

It’s all change as ‘Ask a Curator’ becomes Ask a Museum

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...

Marketing

Finding your Museum’s TikTok Niche

TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media platforms and in 2021 had more online traffic than Google.  As its growth and engagement numbers...

Digital

Storytelling strategies: How to get more out of your stories

We museums are generous. We collect and exhibit objects and spread their stories, often to make lessons of the past tangible and to inspire people...

Engagement

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...