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Plating the Museum

As we come to consider transmedia thinking as a possible way forward for the post COVID-19 museum, we have come to think of technology as...

Digital

How technology is bringing museums back to life

Over the past two decades, technology has cemented itself as one of the most important aspects of modern society. From where we stand today it’s...

Trends

Museums playing with China’s youth subcultures: from animal influencers to dancing relics

How do museums get cute, naughty and playful? Chinese museums have been tackling this question in hopes of appealing to the young audience. Museums in...

Digital

What makes a good museum website?

A website offers the chance to bring the essence of a museum to a virtual platform, but what can be done to ensure that nothing...

News

What does ‘museum’ actually mean? Unusual museums from around the globe

From strange artworks to severed heads, it’s safe to say that the word “museum” is a an umbrella term that can be interpreted in many...

Digital

Virtually There – How to Create Effective 360° Virtual Tours

With holiday and leisure plans on hold for the foreseeable future, it’s little wonder that Google saw a 100% spike in searches for virtual cultural experiences in the month...

News

Statues Removed Following Black Lives Matter Protests

The Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013 but it has gained a great deal of momentum in 2020 following the death of George Floyd,...

Digital

How virtual reality is bringing historical sites to life

If the purpose of museums is to build a bridge between the past and present, then VR is surely one of the most innovative construction...

News

How Have Museums Responded to the Black Lives Matter Protests?

When the video of the killing of George Floyd emerged in late May, it sparked mass protests in his home city of Minneapolis, spreading throughout...

News

Brooklyn Museum Opens Its Lobby to Black Lives Matter

The Brooklyn Museum in New York City has become one of the first major public institutions in the city to open its lobby space up...

Marketing

How Museums Can Work With Social Media Influencers

You may associate influencer marketing with bikini-clad Instagram models posing with detox tea and encouraging you to use their promo code. How on earth could...

Suppliers

Digital Engagement for Museum Suppliers

Over the years, I’ve written a lot about how museums should approach digital engagement. I even wrote a book about it. But what about those...

Suppliers

Navigating Post Covid-19 for Museum Suppliers

As museums start to reopen after social distancing closed many around the globe, those companies who support them are also getting back to business and...

Digital

What digital did next – How digital arts can unlock value and opportunity in a socially distanced cultural sector

There is still much to be realised about the potential of digital arts and the application of digital tools to share cultural content. For some,...

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...

News

As Protests Across America Continue, Museums Walk an Awkward Line

As protests across the United States continue following the killing of African-American George Floyd by a police officer, some museums seem unsure how to respond....

Opinion

Shaz Hussain on ‘diversity’ and changing the language we use in museums

‘If you really want to make a significant change, start with the language you use’, that was the quote Shaz Hussain, Collections Assistant at The...

Leadership

What can museums teach us about diversity?

Representation is a delicate subject and cultural institutions must work hard to ensure a range of voices are heard. Diversity is a very loaded word,...

News

Donate to Support Justice for Black Live Now

The recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd have spurred nationwide protests against systemic racism and police brutality. It’s time to take action and demand justice for...

Digital

Do virtual tours in museums meet the real needs of the public? Observations and tips from a visitor studies perspective.

During the lockdown, more and more museums around the world are offering digital tours online: they could be virtual tours, live guided tours or even...

Digital

Listen up: how podcasts can create regular museum goers

The power of the podcast is not to be ignored. With the rise and rise of digital platforms over the past two decades, the popularity...

Engagement

How Museums Are Catering For Different Age Groups

Age is a key aspect in determining target markets, but do age-specific exhibitions hinder more than they help? They say age is just a number,...

Engagement

Community engagement with Fun Palaces

Bringing culture to the community is at the heart of Fun Palaces The word “engagement” sometimes feels like it has been hijacked by digital marketers....

Digital

SEO for Museums

Like any organisation, museums find themselves navigating the increasingly complex world of digital marketing. And while Google rankings aren’t the only metric they need to...