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When ‘Digital’ meets Collection: How do (traditional) museums manage?

Museums are awash in all things ‘digital’. We have apps, gallery interactives, virtual reality experiences, video exhibition teasers, social media marketing, online museum shops, ticketing...

Collections

The Museum Workers’ Guide to Buying a Dalek

In 2018 Drone Dalek No. 4 arrived at Sudbury Hall in Derbyshire. The Dalek was to become part of the National Trust’s Museum of Childhood...

Digital

What does blockchain mean for art museums and could it bring transparency to the art market?

Whether you follow trends in technology, banking, or digital art, chances are you’ve heard of blockchain. This digital record-keeping technology is relatively new but has...

Social Impact

The social impact of museums working with refugees and migrants

How do museums fit into the narrative around the refugee and migrant crisis? Migration is a big political issue, both in North America and Europe....

Social Impact

The Chicago company opening museum doors to people with autism

A visit to a museum can be challenging for a person with autism. People on the spectrum interact with the world in a different way....

Marketing

This California museum has turned its events into marketing machines

There are lots of reasons why museums run events. They can be one-off events, collection launches or a regular series. An event can tie in...

Digital

Snapchat launches virtual Museum to celebrate Black History Month

Snapchat is helping to mark Black History Month with a new Lens that lets users visit a new Augmented Reality art gallery dedicated to young black artists. Snapchatters can access the...

Leadership

How do you start a museum? Advice from four museum leaders who’ve done it

The process of translating an idea and opening your doors as a museum can be a challenging and foreboding process. To help give insight on...

Social Impact

Best practice in making Museums more accessible to visually impaired visitors

Museums have a duty to cater to people with a wide range of needs and this includes visually impaired people. This is not a small...

Learning

What can Massive Open Online Courses do for Museums, and how are they using them?

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course. A MOOC is a web-based learning resource that is available to students all over the world. This type...

Leadership

How Katrina Sedgwick went from street theatre to arts supremo

In her 50th birthday speech, delivered in the backyard of her inner-Melbourne home, Katrina Sedgwick thanked a man forever associated with a pair of snug...

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...

Learning

Bring the Museum to the Classroom with Virtual Reality Field Trips

Most museums regularly welcome field trips through their doors, but unfortunately not every school is able to visit a museum in person. Could virtual reality...

Health & Wellbeing

Making the Museum Autism Friendly – best practice from around the world

There are many museums working hard to make people with autism feel welcome. Autism is a condition which affects how a person experiences the world...

Digital

Film: Benefits of Mixed Reality in Museums

New mixed reality technologies such as HoloLens blend the physical world with the digital world. In this talk by Dan Ayob from Microsoft he talks about...

Digital

Art meets Artificial Intelligence as museum resurrects Salvador Dalí

The Dali Museum in Florida have unveiled an inventive artificial intelligence project that will give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Dali’s life and...

Marketing

Removing Barriers Through Authentic Communication

As arts organizations, we are really good at putting up barriers for attendance. Some of these barriers are real and some are perceived. Some of...

Social Impact

How museums are helping homeless people

Museums are helping homeless people in a variety of ways. Homelessness is an important issue in the United States. The US Department of Housing and...

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

How Museums are using Augmented Reality – best practice from museums around the world

Augmented reality is the process of using technology to superimpose images, text or sounds on top of what a person can already see. It uses...

Social Impact

Film: How Can You Decolonise Museums?

How can you decolonise museums? This presentation shares how Birmingham Museum collaborated with local cultural activists with a strong record of challenging museums to create...

Health & Wellbeing

Talking Art and Dementia at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Play is something we associate naturally with kids. We forget how to play as we get older; so, being given permission to play is highly...

Social Impact

Film: Making Museums accessible with a telepresence robot

Two years ago a museum robot was implemented to the programme by Marleen Hartjes to enable a visit for people who cannot attend the museum...

Digital

Film: Future proofing the digital Museum

With a mission to explore the collision of arts and science, Science Gallery Melbourne is attempting to crack an important problem with an unorthodox approach....