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Livestreaming and museums: making museums truly accessible

Not everyone has the means or opportunity to visit a museum, so should curators bring the exhibit to the viewer? From social media to video...

News

Museum staff force Louvre to close over Coronavirus fears

Staff at Louvre voted “almost unanimously” not to open on Sunday over safety concerns about prevention measures linked to Coronavirus. With 130 cases now reported...

News

Interactive Technology Brings Historic Artwork to Life at Art Gallery of NSW

For hundreds of years, Japanese artists and storytellers have been captivated by yōkai – supernatural monsters and household objects-goblins come to life. A new exhibition...

Marketing

10 Museum Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

We’re aiming to cleanse the internet of cringe-worthy content. Help us spread the word about museum marketing mistakes to avoid so we can forever eliminate...

Design

How User Centred Design Can Help Museums Put People at the Centre of the Exhibition Design Process

User Centred Design (UCD) offers radical opportunities for user-driven exhibitions that fill a genuine need in people’s lives. It is a process that offers opportunity...

News

Auschwitz Museum Calls Out Amazon Over Anti-Semitic Nazi Propaganda

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum has called on the leading online retailer, Amazon, to stop selling anti-Semitic literature on its website. The museum is located...

News

Tesla Donates Over $1M to Nevada Museum of Art

Tesla, the technology company that is best known for its electric vehicles, has made a sizeable donation to the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno....

Trends

How selfies are changing the way we interact with art

It’s hard to ignore the number of people who take selfies in museums. But should we see this fad as a new way of appreciating...

Videos

Museums at a time of drastic global change

Adam Reed Rozan, Director, Programs & Audience Development, National Museum of AmericanHistory Cultural organizations have historically shied away from taking on complex social issues through...

Digital

Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Images to Public Domain

The Smithsonian Institution has released millions of high-resolution images from its collections so that members of the public can download them freely. Over two million...

Trends

Francis Bacon for Breakfast: are museum hotels the way forward?

Melting alarm clocks? A mini fridge of Campbell’s soup cans? What really goes into a museum hotel? Museums are constantly looking for new ways to...

News

Painting Found in Wall Confirmed as Stolen Klimt

A picture that was discovered late last year has been finally established as a missing portrait by Gustav Klimt, the Austrian artist who is perhaps...

News

Ai Weiwei Refugee-Inspired Installation Unveiled at Minneapolis Institute of Art

The famous Ionic columns that welcome visitors to the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minnesota have been transformed by the celebrated Chinese artist Ai Weiwei....

Opinion

Blockbuster Addiction

The Rembrandt year is over. About five years ago, the directors of four major Dutch museums first came together to prepare the 2019 celebration of...

Conference

The Future of Museum Storytelling

Storytelling lie at the heart of museums, but are they using stories to their maximum potential? This was a core question at the Future of...

News

US Museum Hires Refugees as Guides

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has embarked on a programme of hiring refugees and immigrants who have direct knowledge of some...

Social Impact

Combating Poverty Through Art: The Kalahari Indigenous Peoples

Botswana National Museum ventured into a mutual partnership with the San peoples of the Kalahari Desert to establish an eco-museum known as the Kuru Museum...

Design

How museums use tone of voice to reveal their hidden personalities

What does your museum sound like? I’m not referring to the chatter of schoolchildren or the ambient hum of dehumidifiers. I mean what do the...

Digital

Mixed Reality Brings Liberation Struggle to Life at Paris Museum

A modern take on the historic struggle to liberate the French capital from Nazi oppression has been launched at the Museum of the Liberation of...

Digital

Natural History Museum Reaches Millions with TikTok

When you think of the latest innovations that are allowing museums around the world to reach new audiences, perhaps snail jokes aren’t top of your...

Social Impact

Prado Museum Transforms Masterpieces to Illustrate Climate Change

The Prado Museum in Madrid has joined forces with the best-known conservation group on the planet, the WWF, to raise awareness about the negative impacts...

Marketing

New Blackpool Museum Reveals Branding

A new museum devoted entirely to the seaside resort town of Blackpool is due to open in 2021 but the creative team behind the project...

News

Van Gogh Museum Partners with Streetwear Brand

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has announced a new collaboration with the Dutch fashion brand, Daily Paper. The hip streetwear brand was originally a...

News

House of Representatives Vote to Establish Women’s History Museum

In February, the House of Representatives in the United States voted to pass a bill that will see a new museum constructed in the capital...