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Game of Thrones Tapestry unveiled in the Ulster Museum

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones has come to an end – with the season finale airing in May – and scenes...

Digital

Is Instagram culture a positive influence for museums?

I would expect many of us who work in the industry remember the first time we visited a museum we have since grown to love,...

Engagement

Operation Night Watch – Rijksmuseum livestream research and conservation project

On 8 July 2019 the Rijksmuseum started Operation Night Watch. This is the biggest and most wide-ranging research and conservation project in the history of...

Money

What does great art smell like? Louvre commission 8 fragrances based on their most famous artworks

The Louvre has commissioned the top perfumers in France to create scents inspired by some of the most famous artworks in their collection. The eight...

Marketing

Communicating the value of museums

Museums change lives. They educate, entertain and inspire. They provide spaces for social interaction and reflection. And they make valuable contributions to their local communities....

Digital

Is the future of museums online and what might a virtual museum look like?

I regularly work with museums to improve their use of technology to open up their collections, attract more visitors and build better relationships and the...

Planet

Instagram friendly pop-up museum opens in New York to highlight the issue of plastic in our oceans

The Museum of Plastic is the latest Instagram friendly pop up to open in the United States, following in the footsteps of the Museum of...

Marketing

Communicating change and marketing a Museum while closed for redevelopment

Whenever a museum or gallery closes its doors for redevelopment fears and emotions run high. Visitors lament the loss of experiences, spaces and facilities they...

Marketing

The tools and tactics successful museums use to attract new visitors

Through the past decade we have seen massive social change in the UK and around the world which, during the initial stages seemed dramatic, with...

Conference

Getting more out of a Museum Conference with Social Media

Although many MuseumNext delegates are  adept at making the most of our museum conferences through social media, it is fair to say that even the...

Health

Film: Bringing Autism into Museums

In 2012 I had a different career and a different life. My daughter was diagnosed on the autism spectrum and I quit my job to...

Film

Film: In Conversation with Tristram Hunt

Jasper Visser sits down with Dr Tristram Hunt, Director of V&A at MuseumNext London in June 2019 to talk about the expansion of the V&A,...

Film

Film: Reimagining the Science Centre

What if….you chucked out all your plans for new exhibitions and started with the questions that your visitors ask you? And you go and find...

Impact

National Gallery, London exhibits £3.6 million painting in prison

London’s National Gallery has revealed that its recently acquired self portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi went on display at HMP Prison Send, a female prison in...

Money

What does the the future of Museum fundraising look like?

There was a time when museum fundraising was as simple as asking your visitors to contribute to your fundraising efforts with the spare cash in...

Conference

New York conference to explore the future of Museum storytelling?

In November 2019 MuseumNext returns to the United States with a conference about the future of museum storytelling. Storytelling is as much a part of...

Health

Education, exhibitions and support – Tackling the topic of Cancer in the Museum

Cancer has a major impact on society in the United States and across the world. Most people know someone whose life has been affected in...

Health

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....

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...

Planet

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...

Health

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...

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...

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...