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Health & Wellbeing

What do Museums have to do with Death and Dying?

Death happens to us all. And yet, adjusting to a terminal diagnosis or the death of a loved one can seem like an impossible task....

Collections

Rethinking collection practice with Frances Lloyd-Baynes at Mia

Discussions and debates about traditional values of equity and inclusion have increased in recent years, and participants in these discussions include professional heritage institutions, journalists...

Conference

MuseumNext Conference to return to New York City

MuseumNext will return to New York City in November 2019 for a two day conference in central Manhattan. The event will take place on 7...

Social Impact

How Can Museums Support the Youth Climate Strike?

The School Strike For Climate is an international movement of students, drawing attention to the lack of action from politicians on the issue of climate...

Digital

Philbrook Museum of Art on their hugely successful Museum Confidential podcast

How do you make a great museum podcast? Museum Confidential from Philbrook Museum of Art is one of our favorites. The podcast takes listeners behind the...

Social Impact

How are Museums working with Prisons, Ex-Offenders and exploring the justice system?

Prisoners and ex-offenders have a complex set of needs. These need to be met in order for them to be effectively rehabilitated into society. Museums...

Health & Wellbeing

Reminiscence and adult learning for elderly audiences in open-air Museums

Worldwide, the general population is getting older. In EU countries, for example, 19.2 per cent of the population was over the age of 65 in...

Social Impact

How can Museums tackle the subject of addiction and help former addicts?

Addiction is a lot more common than people might realise. Over 20 million people in the United States over the age of 12 have some...

Social Impact

How can you measure the social impact of museums and celebrate the successes of programs and initiatives?

It can be a daunting task for a museum to figure out what information it should be measuring to figure out its social impact. It’s...

Social Impact

What is Active Ageing and how can Museums help?

People are now living longer than ever before. The average life expectancy around the globe is rising year on year. Although it is levelling off...

Social Impact

The Museums giving Veterans a voice and using art therapy to help with trauma

People who have served in the armed forces can find it difficult to adjust to society on their return. It can be a struggle to...

Marketing

Louvre and Airbnb marketing campaign offers the chance to win a night with Mona Lisa

For one night only, on April 30, Airbnb and the Louvre are giving a lucky winner and their guest a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see what happens inside...

Social Impact

How can Museums help the growing number of caregivers?

There are 45.3 million people in the USA providing some form of care to a friend or family member. Looking after a relative or loved...

Health & Wellbeing

Designing Museum Programmes for People with Dementia

Dementia has an impact on many people worldwide. 47.5 million people globally are living with some form of the condition. In the United States, there...

Digital

How are museums using artificial intelligence, and is AI the future of museums?

Artificial intelligence, or “AI,” is a powerful tool being used all around us — but it’s not exactly new. Although it was first fully developed...

Digital

Augmented Reality takes museum-goers inside Rembrandt painting

One of Rembrandt’s most famous paintings has been brought to virtual life by The Mauritshuis and Nationale-Nederlanden at the historic Waag(Weigh House) in the heart of Amsterdam. The...

Social Impact

The Dignity Museum wants to change how you think about homelessness

Housed in a bright red shipping container in a parking lot southwest of Atlanta, The Dignity Museum doesn’t look like most museums. But this travelling exhibition created...

Social Impact

Celebrating Women in the Arts with the North Carolina Museum of Art

The representation and visibility of women artists remains an uphill battle in museums, galleries, and art publications. In February 2019, The Public Library of Science...

Social Impact

Loneliness and Social Isolation – How Can Museums Help?

The issue of loneliness has been making headlines in recent years. More and more people are feeling isolated and alone. In fact, a recent study...

Marketing

Museum Marketing Campaigns for Young People, by Young People

Museums recognise that reaching young people is important. But what is the best method to connect with this audience in a genuine way? Technology and...

Marketing

How Amsterdam Museum boosted visits by local residents by stepping beyond its walls

How do you get people to go to a museum when they are not particularly interested in doing so? Museums are always looking for new...

Design

A living room for the city: How to reach a museum’s social potential

The concept of a museum and its role in society has evolved dramatically over the past 20 years. No longer considered primarily a venue for...

Engagement

The 2000-Year-Old Escape Room in Fermo’s Roman Cisterns

Escape rooms have been a popular trend in recent years. One museum in Italy has taken advantage of this by providing a unique escape room...

Conference

Dr Tristram Hunt to speak at MuseumNext London

We’re delighted to announce that Dr Tristram Hunt, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London will be joining us for MuseumNext London 2019. Since taking...