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Museums should embrace Instagram rather than rejecting it. Here’s why

It’s often demonised as the end of genuine appreciation, but when it comes to engaging museum audiences, Instagram is a far better friend than foe...

Marketing

10 Museum Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

We’re aiming to cleanse the internet of cringe-worthy content. Help us spread the word about museum marketing mistakes to avoid so we can forever eliminate...

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Auschwitz Museum Calls Out Amazon Over Anti-Semitic Nazi Propaganda

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum has called on the leading online retailer, Amazon, to stop selling anti-Semitic literature on its website. The museum is located...

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Tesla Donates Over $1M to Nevada Museum of Art

Tesla, the technology company that is best known for its electric vehicles, has made a sizeable donation to the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno....

Digital

Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Images to Public Domain

The Smithsonian Institution has released millions of high-resolution images from its collections so that members of the public can download them freely. Over two million...

Ideas

Francis Bacon for Breakfast: are museum hotels the way forward?

Melting alarm clocks? A mini fridge of Campbell’s soup cans? What really goes into a museum hotel? Museums are constantly looking for new ways to...

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Painting Found in Wall Confirmed as Stolen Klimt

A picture that was discovered late last year has been finally established as a missing portrait by Gustav Klimt, the Austrian artist who is perhaps...

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Ai Weiwei Refugee-Inspired Installation Unveiled at Minneapolis Institute of Art

The famous Ionic columns that welcome visitors to the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minnesota have been transformed by the celebrated Chinese artist Ai Weiwei....

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US Museum Hires Refugees as Guides

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has embarked on a programme of hiring refugees and immigrants who have direct knowledge of some...

Impact

Combating Poverty Through Art: The Kalahari Indigenous Peoples

Botswana National Museum ventured into a mutual partnership with the San peoples of the Kalahari Desert to establish an eco-museum known as the Kuru Museum...

Digital

Mixed Reality Brings Liberation Struggle to Life at Paris Museum

A modern take on the historic struggle to liberate the French capital from Nazi oppression has been launched at the Museum of the Liberation of...

Digital

Natural History Museum Reaches Millions with TikTok

When you think of the latest innovations that are allowing museums around the world to reach new audiences, perhaps snail jokes aren’t top of your...

Sustainability

Prado Museum Transforms Masterpieces to Illustrate Climate Change

The Prado Museum in Madrid has joined forces with the best-known conservation group on the planet, the WWF, to raise awareness about the negative impacts...

Marketing

New Blackpool Museum Reveals Branding

A new museum devoted entirely to the seaside resort town of Blackpool is due to open in 2021 but the creative team behind the project...

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Van Gogh Museum Partners with Streetwear Brand

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has announced a new collaboration with the Dutch fashion brand, Daily Paper. The hip streetwear brand was originally a...

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House of Representatives Vote to Establish Women’s History Museum

In February, the House of Representatives in the United States voted to pass a bill that will see a new museum constructed in the capital...

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London’s Jewish Museum Withdraws From Arts Council England’s National Portfolio

Located in the London Borough of Camden, the Jewish Museum has elected to leave the group of National Portfolio Organisations (NPO) it had joined in...

Sustainability

Climate Change Activists Bring Trojan Horse to British Museum

Activists who want to highlight the issue of climate change have taken their own version of the famous Trojan Horse to the British Museum. The...

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£6.8m founding text donated to the Olympic Museum

The historic manuscript laying out the original plans to revive the Olympic Games was today donated to The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, almost 130 years after...

Digital

Chinese Museums Put Exhibitions Online Due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak in several cities of China has led to some drastic measures including the construction of a huge new medical facility in the...

Engagement

Museums Transform Their Collections Into Free Colouring Pages

Under the hashtag #ColorOurCollections, a growing number of institutions around the world have been encouraging people to colour in their black and white exhibits to...

Sustainability

Australian Museums Call For Action on Climate Change

Some of the best-known natural history museums and similar institutions in Australia have called on the government to take more action in the country in...

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Paris Museums Put 100,000 Artworks Online, Copyright-Free

Paris Musées, a consortium of 14 different museums and art galleries in the French capital, announced in January that it would now offer around 150,000 digital...

Digital

Museums Open Up Archives with Unsplash

Unsplash is the largest platform for freely sharing photos in the world. With more than 60 million image downloads and 10 billion views every month,...