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Access issues at Tate Modern Olafur Eliasson installation provoke anger

Limited access to an Olafur Eliasson art installation in Tate Modern has provoked an angry response from Irish Sunday Independent writer Ciara O’Connor. While visiting...

Museum XR

Tate Britain partners with Facebook on The Virtual Wing

This month, the use of Facebook’s popular Spark AR platform to create a virtual wing for Tate Britain spotlighted the role of augmented reality as...

Museum XR

Apple team up with New Museum for AR art installations

In July, the US tech giant Apple announced that it had entered into a novel collaboration with the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New...

Design

Developing wayfinding systems in museums

How often do you end up lost in a museum? To some, stumbling across a treasure trove of unexpected artefacts sounds like a dream come...

Collections

Developing collection metadata for export and creative integrations

When onboarding new partners with collections for Urban Archive, one of the first questions we ask is, “How’s the metadata?” For the handful of organizations...

Engagement

Can dating app technology work for Art Museums?

Located in downtown Atlanta, the High Museum of Art is home to a varied collection of artworks including pieces by Claude Monet, Dorothea Lange and...

Conference

Workshop: Designing your museums YouTube Strategy

In October we’re holding our popular one day MuseumNext Digital Summit in Amsterdam. Museums from across Europe have signed up to attend this conference which...

Social Impact

Museums working with refugees and migrants

How do museums fit into the narrative around the refugee and migrant crisis? Migration is a big political issue, both in North America and Europe....

Money

Navigating Fundraising’s Moral Maze with a Robust Ethical Policy

These are testing times for capital ‘C’ Culture. As we move towards a more connected, more inclusive society, our cultural institutions are subject to increasing...

Digital

How Can Museums Harness the Power of WeChat?

With well over a billion users, WeChat is an app that you may never have heard of. This is because by far the majority of...

Collections

Thinking Outside the Lines: Contemporary Art in Historic Settings

The Perception of An Historic Setting Static as defined by Merriam-Webster is something, “characterized by a lack of movement, animation, or progression.” And this is...

Digital

In Conversation with Rijksmuseum’s Wouter van der Horst

Wouter van der Horst is the Digital Learning Educator at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. I was fascinated by his lecture at MuseumNext London and followed...

Marketing

How Do Museum Professionals Harness Social Media for Marketing?

The museum sector has learned a great deal from the way private industries have utilised social media platforms to promote themselves and reach a wider...

Health & Wellbeing

Museums Joining the Mental Health Conversation

Mental health issues will affect one in four people worldwide, at some point in their lives. People all over the world are living with conditions...

Marketing

Game of Thrones Tapestry unveiled in the Ulster Museum

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones has come to an end – with the season finale airing in May – and scenes...

Digital

Is Instagram culture a positive influence for museums?

I would expect many of us who work in the industry remember the first time we visited a museum we have since grown to love,...

Collections

Operation Night Watch – Rijksmuseum livestream research and conservation project

On 8 July 2019 the Rijksmuseum started Operation Night Watch. This is the biggest and most wide-ranging research and conservation project in the history of...

Learning

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,...

Money

What does great art smell like? Louvre commission 8 fragrances based on their most famous artworks

The Louvre has commissioned the top perfumers in France to create scents inspired by some of the most famous artworks in their collection. The eight...

Marketing

Communicating the value of museums

Museums change lives. They educate, entertain and inspire. They provide spaces for social interaction and reflection. And they make valuable contributions to their local communities....

Digital

Is the future of museums online and what might a virtual museum look like?

I regularly work with museums to improve their use of technology to open up their collections, attract more visitors and build better relationships and the...

Social Impact

Instagram friendly pop-up museum opens in New York to highlight the issue of plastic in our oceans

The Museum of Plastic is the latest Instagram friendly pop up to open in the United States, following in the footsteps of the Museum of...

Marketing

Communicating change and marketing a Museum while closed for redevelopment

Whenever a museum or gallery closes its doors for redevelopment fears and emotions run high. Visitors lament the loss of experiences, spaces and facilities they...

Marketing

The tools and tactics successful museums use to attract new 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...