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3D Scans of Museum Collection Help Understanding of Insect Evolution

The Natural History Museum in London has teamed up with the UK’s premier particle accelerator to produce very high resolution three-dimensional scans of the insects...

Digital

Tiqets develops “strong” summer recovery guide to support cultural venues and tourist attractions through a critical period

The stakes have never been higher for cultural institutions around the world. After an 18-month rollercoaster that has pushed many organisations to the brink of...

Museum XR

Anything you can do in a museum, VR can do better . . . discuss

Is Virtual Reality making the physical museum space obsolete? In an article from 2016, CEO of Six to Start, Adrian Hon, penned an article for...

Marketing

National Museums Liverpool Reveals New Branding

National Museums Liverpool has unveiled its new brand as it opens up its galleries and museums once more following enforced closures as a result of...

Digital

How digital documents could provide the additional revenue stream your museum has been missing

While social media engagement campaigns and experimentation in XR may have grabbed headlines during the last 18 months, is the relatively straightforward process of asset...

Museum XR

Is VR-on-demand a viable option for museums diving into the paid content space?

Subscription services are hardly a new idea, nor are they entirely new to the museum sector. But in a post-Covid climate, a growing number of...

Digital

São Paulo Museum of Modern Art Opens on Minecraft

The Museum of Modern Art in the Brazilian city of São Paulo has created a virtual version of itself which can be explored online. The...

Digital

codemantra: helping museums raise their accessibility game through intelligent document processing

As the demand for accessibility grows and museums look to harness the full potential of their online channels, intelligent document processing specialist, codemantra is helping...

Money

In conversation with: Will Cary, Chief of Business Strategy and Analytics, Barnes Foundation

As the man who oversees all earned revenue functions at the Barnes Foundation, Will Cary is perhaps better placed than most to speak on the...

Digital

The people behind museums: Alejandro López, MuseumMate CEO and Co-Founder

Ever since his first experience of a museum audio guide back in 1990, Alejandro Lopez has been fascinated by the potential of audiovisual content delivery....

Learning

Lockdown learning – the digital education resources that raised the game

Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Bernadine Evaristo, and Jarvis Cocker are among the 160,000 signatories of the Public Campaign for the Arts petition in opposition to funding cuts...

Ideas

How heritage and cultural organisations have used at-home kits to keep in touch

When the world closed down in 2020, heritage and culture reached out. The sector engaged in its incredible and innovative rush to digital triggered by...

Museum XR

How can museums see beyond the gimmicks in Virtual & Augmented Reality

When is XR (Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality) an asset and when is it a distraction for museums and their audiences? In his 2000 memoir...

Money

In conversation with: Ian Ellard, Head of the V&A Academy

What do you do when learners are suddenly locked in their homes and unable to get to the art history courses, creative skills workshops, design...

Museum XR

What can museums learn from XR in other industries?

XR is changing the landscape not just for museums but for gaming, theatre, film and more… It was Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly...

Museum XR

4 things you need to know before embarking on your next XR project

Back in 2016 at the E3 gaming conference, Virtual Reality games were suddenly the hot topic, with a raft of projects in the pipeline. And...

Museum XR

What does the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) revolution mean for museums?

XR experiences are increasingly relying on visitors to use their own devices. But is this a long-term change or a short-term fix for the pandemic?...

Digital

Making the Most of NFTs Without Pressing “Mint”

Illustration by Melissa McFeeters   NFTs are taking over. Maybe. You have seen the headlines for months: What are NFTs (we like this explanation)? Are...

Digital

The Multi-Platform Museum

A planning toolkit for integrating on-site and online visitor engagement In the past year, audiences have developed new habits and expectations for accessing experiences remotely...

Museum XR

Is VR the solution to isolation or part of the problem?

Virtual Reality has been with us for several years now. And the concept of donning a headset and immersing oneself in a world of computer-generated...

Trends

What we learnt from art fairs in 2020 to help plan for the future

During 2020 the future looked bleak for art fairs. As we experienced across the cultural sector, mass cancellations, reduced visitor numbers, and ongoing economic uncertainty...

Digital Fundraising

The Story Behind the People’s History Museum Crowdfunder

Ahead of her talk at the MuseumNext Digital Income Summit, Sarah Miguel gives a glimpse into how she and her team took action when the...

Digital

The people behind museums: Kaitlin Fritz and Olga Kravchenko, Musemio

Musemio is a digital platform with a clear mission to help children explore culture through immersive quests. Founded in 2018 by Kaitlin Fritz and Olga...

Museum XR

Has COVID-19 accelerated the progression of Extended Reality?

When discussing innovation, progress and excitement in the context of the last 15 months, we must first acknowledge that no silver linings can compensate for...