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Digital

Giving art a voice with an artificial intelligence audio guide

It is 64 years since the first museum audio guide was introduced by the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Since then they have evolved to become an...

Social Impact

How can museums contribute to dialogue about social justice when we are exemplars of segregation?

At the PlayHouse last weekend we celebrated Eid-al-Fitr — the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan — as part of our Celebrate Peoria series....

Leadership

How can a Museum work with entrepreneurs?

Te Papa is asking how can a museum work with entrepreneurs through their cultural accelerator Mahuki. This is a structured entrepreneurial program run where up...

Design

In Conversation with Jake Barton

Local Projects are one of the world’s leading experience design firms, and renowned in the museum sector for creating some of the most exciting work...

Videos

Film: What Happens Artists Take Over the Museum at Night?

What happens when artists take over the museum at night? ARTBAR is a monthly sell-out artist-led museum experience, bringing one-off installations, performances, exhibitions, talks, workshops...

Learning

Film: Experiments in developing a new museum learning program

Peter Mahony and Karolina Novak from MAAS talk about encouraging risk-taking in museums with a series of design experiments around the development of a new learning...

Videos

Film: The making of BLOOD at Science Gallery

Rose Hiscock and Dr Ryan Jefferies talk about the making of BLOOD at Science Gallery. With nodes flung around the world (Dublin, London, Bangalore, Venice and Melbourne), the...

Design

Film: Starting with play – the Children’s Gallery

Paul Bowers Head, Exhibitions Museums Victoria The Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery at Melbourne Museum is the first entirely play-led space in an encyclopaedic museum to...

Digital

Turning digital thinking into Museum practice

This talk explores activity undertaken at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museum to build digital literacy and creative practice across its 10 museums, galleries and...

Social Impact

How can a Museum make a difference to at-risk young people?

How can a Museum make a difference? For years the New Zealand Police Museum has partnered with community cops and youth educators to deliver programmes...

Engagement

Film: How to use Escape Room games to attract millennials to your Museum

Amy Schaffman Education Manager Augusta Museum of History Museums of various disciplines often struggle to attract millennials (18-30 year olds). The Augusta Museum of History...

Videos

Film: How Can a Museum use Theatre Effectively?

Many museums are using theatre as an educational or interpretative tool, but how can a museum use theatre effectively? In this presentation Karen Vickery shares...

Marketing

Film: How do you attract Chinese visitors to your Museum?

Spending by Chinese tourists soared by 53% in 2016 to record $215 billion, and cities around the world are competing to gain a foothold in...

Digital

Stepping out the comfort zone to re-imagine the museum experience

Kajsa Hartig Senior Advisor, New media Nordiska Museet In 2016 the Nordic Museum ran a year long Digital Identities training programme, trying new ways of...

Videos

Film: Blockbusters, IP, and risk

Russell Briggs, Director of Exhibitions & Collections, ACMI spoke at MuseumNext Melbourne in February 2017. In this presentation he looks at recent big touring shows,...

Videos

Film: A cultural heritage of misaligned expectations

Aaron Straup Cope from Mapzen spoke at MuseumNext Melbourne in February 2017. In his presentation he looked around with a critical eye and endeavour to propose...

Leadership

Curators vs. Managers: Succession planning in Museums

The New York Times opinion page featured a piece called Why the Met Should Appoint a Female Director in response to the resignation of the...

Leadership

In Conversation with Tony Butler

Tony Butler is the Executive Director of Derby Museums Trust and the founder of the Happy Museum Project. MuseumNext’s Jim Richardson caught up with him to...

Leadership

In Conversation with Nina Simon

It’s been six years since Nina Simon, the Executive Director of Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) released The Participatory Museum. That book went...

Museum XR

Exhibition Blends Virtual Reality and Pop Superstardom

In the depths of London’s Somerset House two trends, one from museums and one from technology have collided with an exhibition that blends virtual reality...

Videos

Film: Where’s the line in the sand?

Pamela Erskine-Loftus Director – The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar Leona Bowman Registrar – The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar Creating...

Videos

Film: The edible museum: the risk of putting a frame on food

This presentation was made by Elsa Vogts from Stellenbosch University in South Africa at MuseumNext Melbourne in February 2017. Kayamandi is a marginalised and poor,...

Engagement

Film: How can a museum build communities of trust?

This presentation was made by Kalewa Correa, Curator of Hawaiai & Pacific, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Adriel Luis, Curator of Digital & Emerging...

Videos

Film: Risk taking – choice or necessity?

Jervais Choo is Senior Assistant Director at the National Museum of Singapore, this presentation was made at MuseumNext Melbourne in February 2017. In this presentation...