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2020 Museum Conference to take place in Edinburgh

We’re pleased to announce that our European conference will take place in Edinburgh on March 23 – 25th 2020. MuseumNext Edinburgh will bring together museum...

Design

What Is Design Thinking for Museums?

Simply put, Design Thinking is a creative mindset that can be used as a methodology for bringing together input from various points of view in...

Social Impact

Can Museums Reduce Their Use of Single-Use Plastic?

Since the introduction of single-use plastic in 1960, it has been a major marine pollutant. While its invention improved the shopping industry, it has caused...

Digital

How will 5G technology impact museums?

Mobile phone networks have been capable of passing data communications from their earliest iterations. However, it was not until so-called 3G came into existence that...

Health & Wellbeing

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...

Digital

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...

Digital

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...

Marketing

How to Start a Podcast for Your Museum

For museum professionals working to connect their institutions with new and existing audiences, there are an ever increasing list of channels available and it can...

Conference

Come for the conference, stay for amazing Amsterdam

This year the MuseumNext Digital Summit takes place in Amsterdam on Friday 25th October. If you’re one of the many museum or digital professionals travelling...

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...

Digital

How Museums Are Using Minecraft to Gamify Learning Experiences

If a museum is about anything, then it is about providing an engaging learning experience. Of course, in a traditional sense, learning is also about...

Design

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...

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,...