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Action on sustainability must speak louder than words if museums and attractions are to play their part in a greener future

There are few (if any) cultural organisations in the world today that would argue with the need to make sustainability a top priority for the...

Digital

Ask a Curator day returns on September 15th 2021

Ask a Curator Day started in 2010 in an effort to harness Twitter’s networking power to drum up some direct engagement with curators across the...

Marketing

How Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Arts Africa pivoted during the global pandemic

Three months into a new digital role. Faced with a global pandemic. Responsible for shaping the direction of a museum’s communication with the outside world...

Digital

Museums and galleries cannot afford to ignore cybersecurity if they want to consolidate the success of their digital pivot

Museums and galleries have become more dependent on digital technologies during the Coronavirus pandemic. But as Ian Armstrong, Senior Information Security Consultant at Security Risk...

Collections

Why should museums invest in digital condition reporting? 

A chunky lever arch file tucked in a packing crate, annotated sketches, and handwritten commentary are all pretty common examples of condition reports and the...

Museum XR

Virtual Reality is a big trend in museums, but what are the best examples of museums using VR?

Could 2021 be the year that Virtual Reality goes mainstream? That’s what many people are predicting following the launch of the Oculus Quest 2 VR...

Digital

How has the pandemic shaped how we speak to our audiences?

“How are you? I mean that, because you actually mean that at the minute. When we’re asking (I don’t know if you remember) when we’re...

Museum XR

How Museums are using Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is the process of using technology to superimpose images, text or sounds on top of what a person can already see. It uses...

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...

Digital

3D Scans of Museum Collection Help Understanding of Insect Evolution

The Natural History Museum in London has teamed up with the UK’s premier particle accelerator to produce very high resolution three-dimensional scans of the insects...

Digital

Tiqets develops “strong” summer recovery guide to support cultural venues and tourist attractions through a critical period

The stakes have never been higher for cultural institutions around the world. After an 18-month rollercoaster that has pushed many organisations to the brink of...

Museum XR

Anything you can do in a museum, VR can do better . . . discuss

Is Virtual Reality making the physical museum space obsolete? In an article from 2016, CEO of Six to Start, Adrian Hon, penned an article for...

Marketing

National Museums Liverpool Reveals New Branding

National Museums Liverpool has unveiled its new brand as it opens up its galleries and museums once more following enforced closures as a result of...

Environment

Museums and the art of environmental sustainability

It’s no longer enough for museums to simply serve as monuments to preservation — they must now focus on conservation, as well. As climate change...

Digital

How digital documents could provide the additional revenue stream your museum has been missing

While social media engagement campaigns and experimentation in XR may have grabbed headlines during the last 18 months, is the relatively straightforward process of asset...

Museum XR

Is VR-on-demand a viable option for museums diving into the paid content space?

Subscription services are hardly a new idea, nor are they entirely new to the museum sector. But in a post-Covid climate, a growing number of...

Digital

São Paulo Museum of Modern Art Opens on Minecraft

The Museum of Modern Art in the Brazilian city of São Paulo has created a virtual version of itself which can be explored online. The...

Digital

codemantra: helping museums raise their accessibility game through intelligent document processing

As the demand for accessibility grows and museums look to harness the full potential of their online channels, intelligent document processing specialist, codemantra is helping...

Money

In conversation with: Will Cary, Chief of Business Strategy and Analytics, Barnes Foundation

As the man who oversees all earned revenue functions at the Barnes Foundation, Will Cary is perhaps better placed than most to speak on the...

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

The people behind museums: Alejandro López, MuseumMate CEO and Co-Founder

Ever since his first experience of a museum audio guide back in 1990, Alejandro Lopez has been fascinated by the potential of audiovisual content delivery....

Learning

Lockdown learning – the digital education resources that raised the game

Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Bernadine Evaristo, and Jarvis Cocker are among the 160,000 signatories of the Public Campaign for the Arts petition in opposition to funding cuts...

Ideas

How heritage and cultural organisations have used at-home kits to keep in touch

When the world closed down in 2020, heritage and culture reached out. The sector engaged in its incredible and innovative rush to digital triggered by...

Museum XR

How can museums see beyond the gimmicks in Virtual & Augmented Reality

When is XR (Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality) an asset and when is it a distraction for museums and their audiences? In his 2000 memoir...