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8 Ways Museum Leaders Can Avoid Micromanaging

One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a museum leader is to micromanage your team. It makes your employees feel like you don’t...

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Hip Hop Museum Receives Cash Injection

The Universal Hip Hop Museum, located in New York City, has been awarded a multi-million dollar funding injection which will help it to preserve the...

Sustainability

Climate Change – Can Changing the Way Museums do Business, Change the World?

Climate change is an existential issue and the public cares deeply about it. Teens like Greta Thunberg are taking to the streets, the seas, and...

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Musée du Louvre Partners with Fashion Brand Off-White

The Musée du Louvre in Paris has teamed up with the Milan-based fashion label, Off-White to come up with a collection that pays homage to...

Digital

How Are Museums Using HoloLens?

Museums around the world are doing interesting things with HoloLens. In this article we highlight some of the most interesting Museum HoloLens projects from the...

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...

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1940s-Themed Museum Hotel Opened In New Orleans

Although there are a number of hotels which claim to be associated with museums that have opened over recent years, notably in North America, many...

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London’s Geffrye Museum Rebrands as the ‘Museum of the Home’

Located in the Hoxton area of East London, the Geffrye Museum has been open to the public since it was first established in 1914. Over...

Digital

3D printing is helping museums in repatriation and decolonisation efforts

Manchester Museum recently returned items taken from Australia more than 100 years ago to Aboriginal leaders, the latest move in an ongoing debate over calls...

Digital

Virtual Tours Give Chinese Audiences a Taste of Western Museums

Chinese educationalists have been offering a new service to students in their home country that has allowed them to gain virtual access to some of...

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Museum Offers Realistic Hopper Painting Experience

The renowned American artist, Edward Hopper, was known for the realism that he brought to many of his paintings. Now, the Virginia Museum of Fine...

Digital

Legal Case Concerning a 3D Scan of a Museum Artefact May Impact on All Institutions

In Germany, it is being seen a something of a landmark case. Following what seemed to be an open and shut case of the digital...

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Manchester Museum Returns Indigenous Australian Artefacts

In a move that has been welcomed by a number of museum professionals and some cultural commentators – who have referred to it as a...

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Art Gallery Opts for Women Only Acquisitions in 2020

A leading art museum and gallery in the United States has announced that it will seek to address the gender imbalance that many art institutions...

Digital

A thread in the tapestry – Museum stories as a choir of diverse values

From our early history to the present tidal waves of information on digital platforms – storytelling is key when it comes to reaching out and...

Conference

Reflections on the Future of Museum Storytelling

I had the opportunity to attend my first MuseumNext Conference in NYC this November.  The theme was the Future of Museum Storytelling and the first...

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Parsonage Museum Acquires ‘Incredibly Rare’ Brontë Book

The Brontë Parsonage Museum which is maintained by the Brontë Society in honour of the famous literary family has secured a new gem in for...

Health

Making the Museum Autism Friendly – Best Practice from Around the World

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

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Van Gogh Museum and Drents Museum jointly acquire painting by Van Gogh

The Van Gogh Museum and the Drents Museum have jointly acquired an early painting by Vincent van Gogh: Peasant Burning Weeds from 1883. The work...

Conference

Museum Rebels

In 2018 MuseumNext welcomed Sam Conniff the author of Be More Pirate to the stage. To celebrate this we made Museum Rebel gifts for our...

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Severe Floods Threaten Venice’s Cultural Institutions

Venice is no stranger to water management and handling floodwater. However, many of its major galleries and museums have faced exceptional levels of flooding in...

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US Museums to Champion Feminist Art Ahead of 2020 Election

The US Presidential race may not yet be officially underway but few political commentators doubt that the incumbent isn’t already in a semi-campaigning mode as...

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Receives Huge Bequest

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has been left tens of millions of dollars in the will of one of its major...

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Artists Group Creates ‘Auto-Corrector’ Tool to Battle Museum Inequality

A Spanish women’s arts association, known as Mujeres en Las Artes Visuales (MAV), has announced a new technological tool that anyone can use in museums...