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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,...

Digital

What Smartify’s 3 Million users tell us about the world of art in 2022

Just what are visitors doing when they visit museums and galleries? It’s a question asked by many museum professionals and one which Smartify is seeking...

Health

Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibition says, “Do Touch the Artworks”

The Fernández Blanco Museum, in the City of Buenos Aires is hosting an interactive exhibition called “The art of self-examination”, which aims to help women...

Engagement

Online After School Programs That Encourage Creativity

The State Library of New South Wales started two online after school programs during the pandemic; Art Club and Young Writer’s Club. Art Club is...

Engagement

Can Schoolkids Curate Exhibitions?

Could the curators of your next exhibition be in the classrooms of your local schools? The Harley Gallery recently partnered with 3 local schools to...

Engagement

Tiqets unveils free ebook to help museums level up visitor experiences

In this digital age, 89% of people use online reviews as “social proof” to help them make decisions on which museums and attractions they should...

Engagement

How Museums Can Commission Creatives to Reach New Audiences

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland have been commissioning creatives to share archaeological finds in a new and interesting way. In 2020, they hired a...

Health

How The Met Celebrates Disability Through Art

All museums and galleries agree that accessibility is important in a museum space. But it is something that is difficult to achieve. Budgets are tight,...

Engagement

Creating Toddler-Inclusive Museum Experiences

Many museums provide engaging and educational activities for children, but these tend to be geared towards those age five and above. The Museum of Communication...

Engagement

Overcoming Museum fatigue with Detour Guides

Museum fatigue is the term for when museum guests get overwhelmed with information and are no longer able to take in facts. It is a...

Planet

Solving a Museum’s Environmental Challenges with a Hackathon

The London Museum of Water and Steam has taken a creative approach to sustainability. Their aim is to address the climate emergency by creating a...

Digital

How Museums can livestream great hybrid events

Arts and culture institutions switched to livestreaming and virtual programming out of necessity during the pandemic.  As the sector worked quickly to identify digital platforms...

Digital

In Conversation with Kati Price

As Head of Digital and Experience at the V&A, Kati Price has undoubtedly been in the thick of things during what has been an exceptional...

Ideas

Music and the museum – how can exhibits inspire musical creativity?

SHHH! Museums are often thought of as being quiet spaces, for contemplation and learning. But some museums are embracing the power of music to create...

Marketing

How can Museums use their collection to connect to audiences?

Storytelling is a great way to get people, both young and old, to connect with museum collections. That is certainly what the content team at...

Digital

What we can learn from Pop-Up Museums? Best practice and ideas from Instagram friendly experiences

Millennials used to seeking out the perfect selfie moment are hungry for cultural experiences that also afford them the opportunity to take great pictures for...

Digital

In conversation with Douglas Hegley

As Chief Digital Officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Douglas Hegley has a unique perspective on the rapidly changing museum landscape, the role of...

Health

In conversation with: Samantha Bowen, SEND in Museums

An experienced museum professional, an educator, an inclusion campaigner, developer of the highly regarded SEND in Museums website and SEND mum; Sam Bowen is an...

Engagement

Cooking history – how food inspired events can enrich museum engagement

As a new museum for food opens in Rome it’s a great time to look at how food can help museums to inspire their visitors....

Digital

Using 3D modelling to create a immersive historic recreation 

Through the power of modern technology, Turku, the previous capital of Finland has been brought back to life using the power of 3D modelling and...

Digital

A Conversational AI Guide at Centre Pompidou

Conversational AI offers an opportunity for museums and galleries to serve their visitors in a new way. The Center Pompidou is a great example of...

Digital

How one Museum is expanding their digital footprint with a Metaverse approach

You may have heard buzzwords like “Metaverse” and “Web3” but what does the future of digital experiences mean for museums and galleries? The Shangri La...

Health

Moving Beyond a Traditional Museum Access Programmes

The New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn, New York is an institution that knows how to engage with its audience. The team at the museum...

Digital

Facilitating Meaningful Conversations on Social Justice in a Virtual Space

As Covid-19 restrictions have eased it is clear that in-person events have been sorely missed. Yet audiences have clearly adapted since 2020 and have become...