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What is a Dementia Friendly Museum?

As the term implies, dementia-friendly museums are there to provide a supportive and engaging environment for people with dementia. Typically, they will try to trigger...

Engagement

Why do stories matter to museums and how can museums become better storytellers?

Stories are universal. We all read, watch and listen to them. We all tell them. Stories are part of what makes us human. In fact,...

Planet

UK museums come together to shine a light on the threat to the natural environment

Today sees the launch of The Wild Escape, a new collaboration between 500 UK museums and artists designed to inspire hundreds of thousands of primary...

Ideas

In conversation with: Esme Ward, Director of Manchester Museum

MuseumNext caught up with Manchester Museum Director, Esme Ward, to find out more about what museumgoers can expect from the hello future transformation project in...

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

In conversation with: Frederique Van Reij on the Rijksmuseum podcast that aims to ‘make life better through art’

Having worked at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam since 2012, Frederique Van Reij has developed a broad range of educational products, programmes and initiatives for the museum....

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...

Planet

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

In conversation with: Brendon McGetrick, Creative Director at Museum of the Future, Dubai

An internationally respected writer, designer and curator, Brendon McGetrick has worked all over the world, exploring new avenues in design, invention and innovation. His career...

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...

Digital

Living Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery

Ahead of December’s Digital Exhibitions Summit, MuseumNext finds out more about the National Portrait Gallery’s latest collaborative project to reach unengaged audiences. There’s been no...

Planet

Greening the museum: A never ending circle

Museums are increasingly aware of the role they have to play in tackling the climate emergency, but the sector has a large carbon footprint with museums...

Health

How to make museums accessible to people with dementia

According to the latest review of data, there are some 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. Globally, this devastating disease affects more than...

Digital

Birmingham Museums Trust host arts and culture festival in the metaverse

The character, charm and culture of Digbeth in Birmingham can now be enjoyed anywhere and at any time, thanks to Birmingham Museums Trust’s (BMT) latest...

Impact

People behind the museums: Eleanor Root, Collections and Learning Curator (Community), Colchester + Ipswich Museums

  MuseumNext sat down with curator, Eleanor Root, to find out why she had been inspired to create a working document filled with ideas to...

Marketing

How Can Museums Attract More Visitors?

Through the past decade we have seen massive social change in the UK and around the world which, during the initial stages seemed dramatic, with...

Digital

In conversation with: Haydn Corrodus, Social Media Strategist and Planner

With more than 15 years’ experience as a social media expert and consultant, Haydn Corrodus is better placed than most to offer insight into how...

Digital

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...