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Digital

QR codes and museums

The Internet of Things is a compelling idea, with its promise of a seamless link between objects in the physical world and associated media in...

Digital

Rethinking Museums for the Digital Age

The following presentation was made at the Gulf Arts and Cultural Leaders Summit in Qatar in November 2011 by MuseumNext Founder Jim Richardson. Today I want to talk...

Marketing

Participants not audiences

The audience is central to much of what a museum does, and visitor surveys and audience segmentation have over the past decade improved our understanding...

Videos

Film: Audience Research in the Museum Without Walls

Lynda Kelly is Head of Web and Audience Research at the Australian Museum, Sydney. She has published widely in audience research and writes the popular...

Money

Film: Digital Fundraising for Museums

In his own words, Steve Bridger helps some of the UK’s biggest charities to unlearn stuff and trust more of their own people to build...

Digital

Film: Research into games within the context of museums.

Mia Ridge is a cultural heritage technologist, and has worked internationally as an analyst, consultant and programmer. Mia spoke at the 2011 MuseumNext conference in Edinburgh about...

Engagement

Film: Bringing young people into museums

Geer Oskam is a project manager for Stichting Museumnacht Amsterdam (n8). Founded by the collective of the Amsterdam museums, n8 thinks about ways to engage...

Digital

Film: YouTube Play Biennial at the Guggenheim Museum

Nora Semel, Associate Director of External Affairs and Francesca Merlino, Marketing Manager of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum joined us for MuseumNext Edinburgh in 2011 to talk...

Money

Film: Driving Participation and Donations in Museums

Rich Mintz is the Vice-President of Strategy at Blue State Digital, an innovative American company focusing on online fundraising, advocacy, social networking, and constituency development...

Engagement

Film: Building An Audience For A New National Museum

Jasper Visser, Project Manager for new technology and media projects at the Museum of National History of the Netherlands spoke at MuseumNext conference in Edinburgh in May...

Digital

Museum Social Media Dialogue

As the social media explosion rolls on, more and more talk centres around the possibilities – and realities – of interaction, collaboration and dialogue. Now...

Museum XR

Augmented Reality in the Museum

In October 2010, a pair of somewhat mischievous new media artists staged a wholly 21st century intervention at the Museum of Modern Art in New...

Digital

What can social media do for oral history?

When I was four years old my father brought an reel to reel tape recorder home with him, it had been discarded at the place...

Digital

Introducing Ask a Curator

Please note: Info on Ask a Curator 2020 can be found here On the same day that Tony Blair’s memoir, A Journey, was published to...

Digital

How are museums using iPad’s

Even though it is still only a few short years since the introduction of multi-touch technology in the first iPhones, already we have become familiar...

Digital

RFID and it’s use in museums

Technology is often used by museums and galleries to create moments of interaction that encourage a deeper consideration of a collection or subject. At the...

Leadership

Shifting the Museum Business Model

Museum budgets are coming under increasing pressure, and this are likely to get worse before they get better. European governments are talking up the concept...

Digital

Twitter for Museums in 2021

Last year Twitter received 3.92 billion visitors on average each month, making it one of the most popular social media sites. The micro blogging service regularly...

Digital

Creating a social media plan for a museum

The following is based on a presentation that I gave at Communicating the Museum in June 2009. The conference focused on Social Media and it...

Digital

Museums & Web 2.0

The following are notes for a talk I gave in July 2008 at an event called Bits2Blogs. The talk focuses on innovative ways that museums...