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VR has a bright future but AR is the present

As we emerge slowly and cautiously from the challenges of the pandemic, museums have decisions to make about which horses they will be backing in...

Digital Fundraising

Plugging into Campaigns to Boost Museum Donations

Museums are profoundly generous organisations, giving access and knowledge to the public to inspire learning and create meaningful experiences. Behind this generous nature are real,...

Digital

Connecting People, Places, and Stories In An Uncertain World

As a leading provider of digital solutions for the museum and visitor attraction sector, STQRY has built a reputation by creating a feature-rich platform that...

Design

More Than Meets The Eye… Designing a multi-media show about the Ocean

The future of our planet, inextricably linked to the health of our oceans, is an area which should concern us all, from children to the...

Digital Fundraising

Digital Fundraising with Virtual Events

One silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic and numerous lockdowns has been emergence and popularization of virtual events. Beginning in March 2020, organisations across the...

News

Louvre Makes 482,000 Artworks Available Online

One of the world’s leading art museums has said that it will digitise a huge number of images in its collection and make them available...

Museum XR

So, you think your museum should invest in VR?

Would it be a stretch to state that digital solutions have saved the arts and culture sector during the COVID-19 pandemic? While physical restrictions have...

News

Visits to the World’s Top 100 Museums and Galleries Fell 77% Due to Covid

The numbers of physically present visitors at the world’s leading 100 museums and art galleries plunged over the course of last year to less than...

Digital Fundraising

Online Fundraising Platforms for Museums

Let’s be real. The prospect of raising funds for your museum digitally can be a little daunting. Between striking the right tone with messaging, creating...

Museum XR

Machine Learning Tech Used to Bring Nile Rodgers’ Portrait to Life

A virtual reality project has been launched by a UK start-up technology firm, the National Portrait Gallery, Universal Music and the world-famous Abbey Road recording...

Museum XR

Collaboration is key to getting VR to where we all know it should be

As the old saying goes: “a problem shared is a problem halved”. So, how can collaboration help to reduce the burden on individual museums when...

Digital

Opening Doors with Art Tickets

Art Tickets is the only free ticketing system built by museums, for museums. Run by Art Fund over the last 12 months it has helped...

Digital Fundraising

Museum Digital Fundraising and Email Marketing

Email marketing has become a staple within the museums communications world. It’s an effective way to regularly ping updates and information straight into follower’s inboxes...

Museum XR

The problems with VR are nothing new. We’ve been here before

Virtual Reality (VR) experiences have been a hot topic in the museum community for the best part of a decade now. And while there are...

Museum XR

Bring a Dinosaur Museum to Your Living Room With an Augmented Reality App

A new app has been launched that aims to bring one of the most popular elements of any natural history museum into the homes of...

Digital

Jewish Heritage Network launches 2021 Virtual Passover Programme

As the coronavirus continues to impact travel and in-person gatherings around the upcoming Passover holiday, Yahad, a free digital platform created by the Jewish Heritage...

Digital Fundraising

Unravelling the potential of digital fundraising for museums

As funding for museums seems to be shrinking and becoming increasingly competitive year over year, fundraising has become vital for our institutions. The power is...

Digital

Culture Meets Tinder With German Museum App

Tinder may have one of the most recognisable user interfaces of any app in popular usage, but what can the dating platform have to do...

Digital

Record-Breaking $69.3m NFT Artwork Set to Get Virtual Museum

A non-fungible token (NFT) which represents the digital ownership of a virtual piece of art was sold at the London auction house, Christie’s, in March...

Digital

NFT “Art Heist” sees famous artworks sold online

NFTs have been making big news this week with the sale of a digital only artwork by the artist Beeple for $69m. NFTs or Non-Fungible...

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...

Digital

COVID-19 shines a light on the crucial role museums play in our society

As the song goes, “You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone”. And that’s certainly how the world is feeling right now about those...

Museum XR

Microsoft Announces New Mixed Reality Platform

The Silicone Valley giant, Microsoft, has announced a new mixed reality (MR) platform known as Mesh. Microsoft Mesh will be powered by Azure, the company’s...

Digital

The people behind museums: Donald Hicks, co-founder and CEO of Saganworks

A serial software technology entrepreneur, Donald Hicks co-founded Saganworks with Erika Block after a lightbulb moment at the British Museum in 2013. Today, his 3D...