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Passover Plans Go Virtual with Jewish Heritage Network and Agora.io Partnership

The Jewish Heritage Network (JHN) has this week launched Yahad.net – meaning ‘together’ in Hebrew – an innovative digital solution where families and friends from around the world...

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What can Museums learn from how Marvel uses Social Media?

Marvel and museums? You may think that we’re writing about a comic book museum. However, if you look closely at Marvel Studio’s incredible marketing strategy,...

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Museums Cut Staff as COVID-19 Bites

Many sectors have been put into an economic tailspin as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which has swept the world throughout 2020. However, those...

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10 Stand-Out Partnerships between Museums and Brands

Creative and commercial have gone hand in hand for many years from Yves-Saint-Laurent and his homage to artist Mondrian or Andy Warhol and his penchant...

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Dutch Museum Offers a Miracle Hotline

Miracles may seem like they are in short supply right now but a museum in Utrecht is aiming to put that right with a telephone...

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Long-Form Digital Content? Here are three museums doing it well

How do museums tell effective stories online? Some use film, podcasts or even a series of tweets, but I think that long-form written content is...

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STEM Exhibitions for Beginners

If, like me, you don’t know your atoms from your electrons, being asked to create a science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) exhibition can seem...

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Live streaming from the gallery? How Museums are using Facebook Live

In this ever-changing world of digital, there’s always something new, and predictions of trends can seem out-of-date before they are even published. But Facebook Live...

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Reorganise, Reuse, Rethink and Relaunch – Lessons from Philbrook

Philbrook Museum & Gardens in Tulsa, Oklahoma yesterday relaunched their website in response to their temporary closure for the COVID-19 crisis and to offer their...

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How Can Museums Make Money Online

Last week we shared some of the great digital content that museums are producing to keep them connected to their audiences during the COVID-19 crisis....

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Museum Social Media Entertains During the COVID-19 Crisis

With the world focused on the COVID-19 crisis, and museums shut as part of the effort to limit the outbreak. Institutions have been adjusting to...

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Redeveloping your Museum website? Here’s some common reasons for doing so

Redeveloping a museum website is a big project and not something that any museum approaches without good reason. But with constant change both in our...

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Big Data and Museums

Big Data: it’s a term that conveys power, generates suspicion and even scares some of us. But what role does big data have to play...

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7 ways VR is changing the museum landscape

Many people make the mistake of seeing museums as stuffy, traditional spaces. They are perceived to be institutions that look backwards and cling to the...

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How can museums use gaming to their advantage?

Can games ever be considered art, and do they have a place in museum exhibitions? Computer gaming is hardly a new phenomenon but, as with...

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‘Storyteching’ – how museums can use technology to tell their stories

We are living in a technology-driven age, and the right digital medium can help museums stay in the loop. Museums face a lot of competition...

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How to get your museum out of a social media rut

It’s easy to get caught in social media posting patterns; particularly when a majority of other museums doing the same thing. However, the days of...

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Museum Openings to Look Forward to in 2020

Museum professionals can expect some exciting new working environments in the coming twelve months with many new institutions set to open their doors for the...

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Meaningful museum interpretations using virtual reality

If the purpose of museums is to reflect on our reality, can virtual reality interpretation add a new and valuable dimension? How can people experience...

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How to get an emotional response from museum goers

If art and culture is all about connecting with an audience, then what can museums do to cement this relationship? Is it a case of...

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How Social Media Can Bring Heritage to Life

Quizzes, queens and behind the scenes: the powerful potential of social media for museums Before social media, the responsibility for maintaining the reputation of a...

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Livestreaming and museums: making museums truly accessible

Not everyone has the means or opportunity to visit a museum, so should curators bring the exhibit to the viewer? From social media to video...

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Museum staff force Louvre to close over Coronavirus fears

Staff at Louvre voted “almost unanimously” not to open on Sunday over safety concerns about prevention measures linked to Coronavirus. With 130 cases now reported...

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Interactive Technology Brings Historic Artwork to Life at Art Gallery of NSW

For hundreds of years, Japanese artists and storytellers have been captivated by yōkai – supernatural monsters and household objects-goblins come to life. A new exhibition...