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Vagina Museum to open in London

London has some of the world’s most famous museums that have set the standard for the entire sector in many ways. There again, it also...

Digital

Hannah Hethmon on Podcasting in Museums

Hannah Hethmon is an expert on Podcasting for Museums, and the author of Your Museum Needs A Podcast. In October she’ll be speaking at the...

Digital

How Are Museums Using Chatbots?

Ever since the pioneering mathematician and computer scientist, Alan Turing, posed the question of whether computers would be able to think in the future, people...

Digital

What Can Near-Field Communications Do For Museums?

In museums today, there are all sorts of technologies that are able to merge the real-world experience of visitors with enhanced information from the virtual...

Social Impact

Get involved with ArtStrike

It started in 2018 with Greta and now it’s coming to a gallery or museum near you.The #ClimateStrike movement has grown rapidly over the last...

Digital

Bringing 17th-Century Documents from Rembrandt’s day to Life Using Augmented Reality

What if you would take a bunch of 400 year-old, illegible books about Rembrandt, place them in an exhibition space usually frequented by people over...

News

Brazilian Museum Professionals Memorialise Museum with a Tattoo

Just over a year ago, on September 2nd 2018, the news of the fire at Brazil’s famed National Museum was broadcasting rapidly across the world....

Engagement

The Changing Face of Museum Tours

There was a time when the mention of a museum tour evoked images of branded blazers, heavily scripted journeys around a single collection and a...

Leadership

Museums & Truth. The Truth is, there is More Than one Truth!

Today’s art museums and historic sites are more than places to preserve the art, artifacts and memories of the past. They are the new town...

News

Huge Haul of Artefacts Returned to Iraq by the British Museum

In August, the British Museum conducted a huge handover of Iraqi artefacts to the authorities there. The treasures were sent to their home country following...

Digital

Powerful Opening Lines to Help Museums Grab Attention Online

As I type this, I’m picturing you as a wild animal, perhaps a hungry leopard. I watch you prowl through the African savannah. You’re on...

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...

Money

Staff Walkout at the Science Museum

Employees at the Science Museum in London and other sites across the rest of the UK took part in a 24-hour strike in August in...

Marketing

How to Create a great Museum Brand Identity?

What makes one museum brand identity stand out from the crowd and another instantly forgettable? How can a great brand identity give your museum the...

Engagement

Empathy Museum Encourages Visitors To Walk In Someone Else’s Shoes

Empathy, or the human ability to understand what somebody else is feeling, may not immediately sound like it is the sort of thing that could...

Social Impact

Gallery Leverages Kickstarter Campaign For Green Energy

Sustainability has been something of a watchword in the museum and gallery sector for some time now and yet there has not been a great...

Digital

ING Collection Purchases Fractional Shares in Artwork

ING, the Dutch banking group, has been involved with supporting artists for over 45 years. According to the team behind the ING Collection, it has...

News

Rio Slavery Museum Raises Questions

Following the election of Jair Messias Bolsonaro to the presidency of Brazil, there have been a number of controversies in the country’s public life. As...

Health & Wellbeing

Mindfulness for Museum Professionals

There may be a few souls out there who still believe that academics, librarians and museum professionals live cloistered lives away from the hurly-burly of...

Marketing

TripAdvisor for Museums: Best Practice

What kind of relationship does your museum have with TripAdvisor? Have you ever quantified it? After all, that’s what TripAdvisor itself is all about and...

Digital

How can games in museums enhance visitor experience?

Museums are typically thought of as destinations to house and display art, artefacts and collections of cultural interest. But in an age of shortened attention...

Leadership

Museums and Employee Diversity

When you look at the museum sector as a whole, it is incredibly diverse. Nearly every aspect of human history, scientific research, creative arts and...

News

What a no deal Brexit could mean for UK museums

By the time we arrive at the second Brexit deadline on 31st October this year, it will be exactly a year since widespread reports in...

Money

Calls for fair pay for museum workers grow louder

What’s the UK’s most popular visitor attraction? Many visitors believe it must be Buckingham Palace, or the Tower of London. If not one of these,...