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Metaverse

What does the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) revolution mean for museums?

XR experiences are increasingly relying on visitors to use their own devices. But is this a long-term change or a short-term fix for the pandemic?...

Digital Fundraising

Unravelling the potential of digital fundraising for museums

As funding for museums seems to be shrinking and becoming increasingly competitive year over year, fundraising has become vital for our institutions. The power is...

Health & Wellbeing

How museums can make their websites more accessible

In the age of inclusivity, making resources more accessible is the way forward for organisations and institutions across all industries. For the heritage and cultural...

Metaverse

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...

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...

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

Listen up: how podcasts can create regular museum goers

The power of a museum podcast is not to be ignored. With the rise and rise of digital platforms over the past two decades, the...

Engagement

6 Ways You Can Celebrate International Women’s Day at Your Museum

Over the past decade museums have increasingly looked to diversify both their collections and the stories that they tell to become more representative of their...

Digital Fundraising

Digital Fundraising with Virtual Events

One silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic and numerous lockdowns has been emergence and popularization of virtual events. Beginning in March 2020, organisations across the...

Digital Fundraising

Plugging into Campaigns to Boost Museum Donations

Museums are profoundly generous organisations, giving access and knowledge to the public to inspire learning and create meaningful experiences. Behind this generous nature are real,...

Learning

How museums have taken advantage of the boom in online tutorials

If you have ever painted a happy little tree (or two, as everyone needs a friend) along with Bob Ross, then online tutorials may have...

Conference

Which Museum Conferences to attend in 2022?

It’s difficult to keep track of all of the great museum conferences taking place around the world, especially when virtual events make even more great...

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...

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...

Digital Fundraising

Small Museums Guide to Successful Fundraising Campaigns

Ah, fundraising. For small museums, it can be one of the most vexing issues. This is usually because simply keeping the museum afloat on a...

Social Impact

What does it mean to decolonize a museum?

In the past few years, museums across the US, Europe, and Australia are trying to tackle the challenge of decolonizing their institutions. However, the very...

Learning

The Impact of Teen-Centered Intensive Programming in Museums

It’s one thing to get teens through the door of your museum, it’s another to provide serious benefit to them for doing so. Lifelong benefit,...

Money

How Are Museums Making Money Online?

With so many museums operating with reduced visitor numbers in 2020 and 2021, generating income in new ways has never been more important. Of course,...

Digital

QR codes are experiencing a resurgence but how can they benefit museums?

QR codes, or quick response codes, are now seeing a massive surge in their use, partly as a result of the pandemic. Used as a...

Digital

How are audience segmentation models adapting for the post-lockdown museum world? 

Do you know your Commuterland Culturebuffs from your Kaleidoscope Creativity? These are (as the segmentation savvy will know) two of the profiles from the Audience Agency’s...

Digital

People Behind The Museums: Sanjeev Kalyanaraman, Chief Operating Officer, codemantra

As a member of the leadership team at document processing solutions provider, codemantra, Sanjeev Kalyanaraman has worked closely with the museum sector over the past...

Engagement

Rules for a Playful Museum

Ahead of February’s Museums, Games and Play Summit, MuseumNext takes a closer look at the Rules for a Playful Museum e-book created by Charlotte Derry...

Marketing

How museums can adapt their content to new short-video formats

In August 2020, Instagram launched a new content format for its users, to compete with the ever growing popularity of TikTok and integrate more diversity...

Marketing

Mary McGillivray, the TikToker Who Is Making Art History Accessible

Known to hundreds of thousands of followers on TikTok, as _theiconoclass, Mary McGillivray is an art historian with a difference. Her lessons in art history...