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Van Gogh Museum names Emilie Gordenker as General Director

The Van Gogh Museum announced today that Emilie Gordenker has been appointed General Director of the Van Gogh Museum. As of 1 February 2020 she...

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Decolonize This Place targets New York Museums

The New York-based protest group, Decolonize This Place, which describes itself as an action-oriented movement that is focussed on indigenous people, launched a large demonstration...

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MoMA Unveils $450 Million Expansion

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in the heart of Manhattan Island in New York City has added over 3,700 square metres to its footprint...

Social Impact

How museums are helping homeless people

Museums are helping homeless people in a variety of ways. Homelessness is an important issue in the United States. The US Department of Housing and...

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Museum Focussed on Freedom of Expression Set to Close

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is one that is celebrated around the world because it guarantees freedom of expression, in...

Engagement

Using Live Theatre to Bring Stories Alive

Hamilton, Evita, Inherit the Wind, and The Laramie Project, these are just a few examples of award-winning plays based on real people and events in...

Digital

Australian National Archive Set On Preserving Video Games

For the first time, Australian video games will feature in the country’s national audio-visual archive. The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) announced...

Digital

National Gallery X Launched

In an attempt to discover exactly how people will interact with gallery spaces in the future, the National Gallery in London has launched a new...

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Are Museums Doing Enough to Increase the Number of Women Artists Represented in their Collections?

Few museums and galleries across the west have failed to recognise how women have been historically under represented in the art world. Of course, there...

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Illinois State Museum to Return Artifacts to Australian First Nations

The Illinois State Museum will return 42 culturally significant objects currently in its collection to Australian First Nations after ten months of consultation with the...

Digital

What Implications Are There With Facial Recognition Technology For Museums?

There are many places around the world where you will find facial recognition technology in service today. In some situations, it is used for security...

Collections

Selfies banned at “Design of the Third Reich” exhibition

Controversy continues to surround the “Design of the Third Reich” exhibition at the Design Museum den Bosch in Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. The exhibition opened...

Social Impact

Dutch Museum Drops the Term ‘Golden Age’

At a time when many public institutions are examining their past and taking steps to decolonise, one of the Netherlands’ most prestigious museums entered into...

Social Impact

How to Reduce your Museum’s Carbon Footprint

The day I took those Friends of the Earth leaflets into school, filled with concern over pollution and environmental destruction, is still etched on my...

Digital

Augmented Reality brings Korean Heritage Site Back to Life

The Donuimun Gate, was one of the Four Great Gates in the City Wall of Seoul. It was destroyed in 1915 during the Japanese colonial...

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Vagina Museum to open in London

London has some of the world’s most famous museums that have set the standard for the entire sector in many ways. There again, it also...

Digital

Hannah Hethmon on Podcasting in Museums

Hannah Hethmon is an expert on Podcasting for Museums, and the author of Your Museum Needs A Podcast. In October she’ll be speaking at the...

Digital

How Are Museums Using Chatbots?

Ever since the pioneering mathematician and computer scientist, Alan Turing, posed the question of whether computers would be able to think in the future, people...

Digital

What Can Near-Field Communications Do For Museums?

In museums today, there are all sorts of technologies that are able to merge the real-world experience of visitors with enhanced information from the virtual...

Social Impact

Get involved with ArtStrike

It started in 2018 with Greta and now it’s coming to a gallery or museum near you.The #ClimateStrike movement has grown rapidly over the last...

Digital

Bringing 17th-Century Documents from Rembrandt’s day to Life Using Augmented Reality

What if you would take a bunch of 400 year-old, illegible books about Rembrandt, place them in an exhibition space usually frequented by people over...

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Brazilian Museum Professionals Memorialise Museum with a Tattoo

Just over a year ago, on September 2nd 2018, the news of the fire at Brazil’s famed National Museum was broadcasting rapidly across the world....

Engagement

The Changing Face of Museum Tours

There was a time when the mention of a museum tour evoked images of branded blazers, heavily scripted journeys around a single collection and a...

Leadership

Museums & Truth. The Truth is, there is More Than one Truth!

Today’s art museums and historic sites are more than places to preserve the art, artifacts and memories of the past. They are the new town...