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National Galleries Scotland Drops BP Portrait Award

In a move that will be welcomed by many protestors and pressure groups, National Galleries Scotland (NGS) has decided to end its links with British...

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Leader of the V&A’s New East London Museum Announced

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London announced in November that it had appointed the current director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art...

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UK’s National Portrait Gallery to Shut for Three Years

The National Portrait Gallery announced in November that it would close its doors to the public for a prolonged period from June 2020. It is...

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Protestors Crowdfund to Bring Trojan Horse to British Museum

A crowdfunding campaign has been set up to assist anti-petrochemicals protestors with their aim of highlighting links between the British Museum and one of the...

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Centre Pompidou to Open New Site in Shanghai

The globally renowned Centre Pompidou, which is one of the great landmarks of the museum and gallery sector in Paris, has announced an ambitious expansion...

Impact

Survey Finds British Heritage Sites Aren’t Inclusive Enough

Some of the UK’s top heritage sites, which make up a significant proportion of the country’s museum sector, are not sufficiently inclusive, according to a...

Ideas

Can Flatter Organisational Structures Work for Museums?

Most museums have a hierarchical management structure, just like the majority of private enterprises, big publicly listed corporations and government departments. Hierarchies in museums one...

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Van Gogh Museum names Emilie Gordenker as General Director

The Van Gogh Museum announced today that Emilie Gordenker has been appointed General Director of the Van Gogh Museum. As of 1 February 2020 she...

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Decolonize This Place targets New York Museums

The New York-based protest group, Decolonize This Place, which describes itself as an action-oriented movement that is focussed on indigenous people, launched a large demonstration...

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MoMA Unveils $450 Million Expansion

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in the heart of Manhattan Island in New York City has added over 3,700 square metres to its footprint...

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Museum Focussed on Freedom of Expression Set to Close

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is one that is celebrated around the world because it guarantees freedom of expression, in...

Engagement

Using Live Theatre to Bring Stories Alive

Hamilton, Evita, Inherit the Wind, and The Laramie Project, these are just a few examples of award-winning plays based on real people and events in...

Digital

Australian National Archive Set On Preserving Video Games

For the first time, Australian video games will feature in the country’s national audio-visual archive. The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) announced...

Digital

National Gallery X Launched

In an attempt to discover exactly how people will interact with gallery spaces in the future, the National Gallery in London has launched a new...

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Are Museums Doing Enough to Increase the Number of Women Artists Represented in their Collections?

Few museums and galleries across the west have failed to recognise how women have been historically under represented in the art world. Of course, there...

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Illinois State Museum to Return Artifacts to Australian First Nations

The Illinois State Museum will return 42 culturally significant objects currently in its collection to Australian First Nations after ten months of consultation with the...

Digital

What Implications Are There With Facial Recognition Technology For Museums?

There are many places around the world where you will find facial recognition technology in service today. In some situations, it is used for security...

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Selfies banned at “Design of the Third Reich” exhibition

Controversy continues to surround the “Design of the Third Reich” exhibition at the Design Museum den Bosch in Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. The exhibition opened...

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Dutch Museum Drops the Term ‘Golden Age’

At a time when many public institutions are examining their past and taking steps to decolonise, one of the Netherlands’ most prestigious museums entered into...

Digital

Augmented Reality brings Korean Heritage Site Back to Life

The Donuimun Gate, was one of the Four Great Gates in the City Wall of Seoul. It was destroyed in 1915 during the Japanese colonial...

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Marketing a Dinosaur Exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Nature

At the Museum Marketing Summit in Los Angeles, organised by MuseumNext, John Swettenham, Chief Marketing Officer at the Canadian Museum of Nature, delivered an inspiring...

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Vagina Museum to open in London

London has some of the world’s most famous museums that have set the standard for the entire sector in many ways. There again, it also...

Digital

Hannah Hethmon on Podcasting in Museums

Hannah Hethmon is an expert on Podcasting for Museums, and the author of Your Museum Needs A Podcast. In October she’ll be speaking at the...

Digital

How Are Museums Using Chatbots?

Ever since the pioneering mathematician and computer scientist, Alan Turing, posed the question of whether computers would be able to think in the future, people...