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In conversation with: Ian Ellard, Head of the V&A Academy

What do you do when learners are suddenly locked in their homes and unable to get to the art history courses, creative skills workshops, design...

Museum XR

What can museums learn from XR in other industries?

XR is changing the landscape not just for museums but for gaming, theatre, film and more… It was Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly...

Museum XR

4 things you need to know before embarking on your next XR project

Back in 2016 at the E3 gaming conference, Virtual Reality games were suddenly the hot topic, with a raft of projects in the pipeline. And...

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...

Museum XR

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

Making the Most of NFTs Without Pressing “Mint”

Illustration by Melissa McFeeters   NFTs are taking over. Maybe. You have seen the headlines for months: What are NFTs (we like this explanation)? Are...

Digital

The Multi-Platform Museum

A planning toolkit for integrating on-site and online visitor engagement In the past year, audiences have developed new habits and expectations for accessing experiences remotely...

Museum XR

Is VR the solution to isolation or part of the problem?

Virtual Reality has been with us for several years now. And the concept of donning a headset and immersing oneself in a world of computer-generated...

Trends

What we learnt from art fairs in 2020 to help plan for the future

During 2020 the future looked bleak for art fairs. As we experienced across the cultural sector, mass cancellations, reduced visitor numbers, and ongoing economic uncertainty...

Digital Fundraising

The Story Behind the People’s History Museum Crowdfunder

Ahead of her talk at the MuseumNext Digital Income Summit, Sarah Miguel gives a glimpse into how she and her team took action when the...

Digital

The Ayala Museum Asks “Where is the Filipino?” With an Interactive 8-Bit Tour

While many museums offer 360-degree virtual tours nowadays with often varying degrees of success, few often go deliberately old school. Nevertheless, this is exactly what...

Digital

The people behind museums: Kaitlin Fritz and Olga Kravchenko, Musemio

Musemio is a digital platform with a clear mission to help children explore culture through immersive quests. Founded in 2018 by Kaitlin Fritz and Olga...

Museum XR

Has COVID-19 accelerated the progression of Extended Reality?

When discussing innovation, progress and excitement in the context of the last 15 months, we must first acknowledge that no silver linings can compensate for...

Marketing

6 of the weirdest (and most wonderful) museum marketing campaigns you’ll ever see

Art is known for pushing the boundaries in a number of different ways. But what happens when museums carry this mindset over into their marketing...

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...

Digital Fundraising

Fundraising with Membership Schemes

Membership schemes are a great way to get audiences invested in your museum’s mission and vision by offering them behind the scenes access and content...

Digital Fundraising

“Tap” into your Digital Fundraising Goals with Contactless Donations

As museums are beginning to open worldwide and visitors are slowly but surely flocking back to their hallowed halls it’s time to think about how...

Museum XR

Does XR have a place in a cash-strapped arts and culture sector?

With purse strings tighter than ever, is XR investment worth it in 2021? Museums have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. With forced closures...

Museum XR

Art of London cultural strategy launches with outdoor AR showcase

The much-anticipated Art of London cultural initiative launches on 6th May 2021, a new campaign for the West End and the start of a season...

Digital

Hammer Museum launches new video platform

The Hammer Museum has launched a new video platform, Hammer Channel, offering more than a thousand conversations with artists, writers, filmmakers, scholars, scientists, activists and...

Museum XR

So, you think your museum should invest in VR?

Would it be a stretch to state that digital solutions have saved the arts and culture sector during the COVID-19 pandemic? While physical restrictions have...

Digital

The people behind museums: Pauline Foessel, Art Curator Grid

Art Curator Grid is a digital platform that connects curators, artists and institutions around the globe, enabling them to share and discover Contemporary Art. Since...

Marketing

Museum Branding That Stands Out From The Crowd

There are some museum brands that are recognised all over the world. If you say MoMA or The Smithsonian, most people will already have an idea...

Digital Fundraising

Retail Therapy: Using Museum Shops for Digital Fundraising

I’m not sure about you, but I’ve always had a massive soft spot for museum gift shops. The walls of collectible postcards, quirky homewares, unique...