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Digital

Responsible data management: keeping your Museum on the right side of the law and ethical considerations

In any cultural establishment, the collection of data must remain responsible and consensual at all times We’re all aware of the importance of data protection...

Audiences

The benefits of taking an audience-led approach to museum programming

You know what they say about assumption… That’s why evidence-based, audience-led programming is essential to long-term museum engagement. As technology and connectivity evolve at pace,...

Digital

The growing value of digital volunteers for museums

On-site volunteers are nothing new to museums but meeting the growing need for digital volunteers is. Many cultural institutions utilise the help of volunteers in...

Conference

Meet the Next Generation of Museum Thinkers

‘One thing is for sure: The inaugural Next Generation Summit is not to be missed’, says MuseumNext Founder, Jim Richardson. This new virtual conference which...

Marketing

Tiqets launches all-new Travel Industry Trends report for the 2022 High Season

After two summers of restrictions, trepidation and limitations, we are finally seeing people getting on planes, trains and automobiles again with a spirit of adventure...

Social Impact

Museum Thought Leaders Urge One-to-One Action to Support Ukraine’s Museums

Renowned museum thought leaders Elaine Heumann Gurian and Linda Norris have called upon the museum world to support Ukrainian institutions and those who work in...

Digital

How can your museum develop an integrated digital content strategy that commands attention?

As many of the contributors at MuseumNext summits have demonstrated over the last two years, museum digital teams should never be siloed. In fact, those...

Digital

How do we keep museum staff upskilling in a fast-paced digital environment

Digital transformation in the museum space isn’t a quick fix. Nor is it really a single project with a clear start and finish date. It...

Digital

How is Citizen Science being used by museums?

If you’re not familiar with Citizen Science, also known as Community Science, then you’re missing out. I am not a scientist. Far from it –...

Digital

How to get your Museum to buy into digital initiatives

Winning the hearts and minds of stakeholders and staff is key to ensuring museums are ahead of the curve. Change can be scary. It’s understandable...

Digital

How museums can social media safely and responsibly in an online world of trolls and other monsters

Social media is an essential tool for most museums looking to stand out in the modern age. But it’s important to proceed with care to...

Leadership

How the Oxford Cultural Leaders Programme is helping senior professionals to prepare for a bright future in the arts and culture sector

The Oxford Cultural Leaders (OCL) programme was set up in 2014 by Oxford University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM). The programme offers an immersive exploration...

Ideas

Ten Creative Programme Ideas That Museums Can Offer Adults

Why should kids have all the fun? Museums have an incredible potential to not only educate adults, but also engage and entertain them. Through using...

Design

What makes a great museum label?

The best museum labels do more than provide information. A great museum label takes its reader on a revelatory journey, reframing perceptions along the way...

Ideas

Why should your Museum run an Artists-in-Residence programme?

Take a look through artist opportunities pages and residencies spring up in the most inspiring and surprising spaces, from a residency on a container ship...

Leadership

How to use Creativity to Promote Staff Wellbeing

It’s a given that employees will perform better when they are healthy, happy, and motivated. By supporting staff wellbeing, employers are setting themselves up to...

Social Impact

Understanding the essential role of progressive social engagement in successful audience development

By taking a stand when it comes to visitor engagement, cultural institutions can reach new levels of success Like any organisation looking to grow, a...

Audiences

6 museums successfully cementing relationships with their audiences

By thinking outside the box, these cultural establishments have been able to take visitor and audience engagement to new levels. The old adage of “If...

Marketing

Local Marketing for your Museum

With social media adoption at an all-time high, the lure of digital marketing is hard to resist. The international reach, affordable ad options and easy...

Digital

Can digital technology help us to learn to look slowly?

Slow Art Day has now been running for more than a decade. This international event encourages museum visitors to try slow looking – spending 10...

Engagement

How can museums develop a deeper connection with their visitors?

The value of “connectivity” has come into sharp focus in recent times. As we’ve become more dependent on digital technologies for both work and play,...

Engagement

What can contemporary artists bring to your historical exhibit?

Contemporary art has become a common feature in our heritage sites. And for good reason. These are projects that interpret, that inspire and that shock....

Audiences

The art of audience development in museums and galleries

They say that distance makes the heart grow fonder. And for the institutions that have not only maintained audience engagement but grown it over the...

Money

How Your Museum Gift Shop Can Draw in New Audiences

“Exit through the gift shop” is a phrase that needs to be re-evaluated. Museum gift shops can and should be more than just racks of...