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Successful Crowdfunding Strategies for Museums: Real-Life Case Studies

Let’s be real. The prospect of raising funds for your museum digitally can be a little daunting. Between striking the right tone with messaging, creating...

Digital

Building a Robust Museum Digital Content Strategy

For the past couple of years, MuseumNext summits have reinforced the idea that the most thriving museums are those where digital departments do not exist...

Impact

Poverty Proofing Museums

Museums, galleries, and heritage sites, along with the many wild, weird and wonderful organisations that make up the UK’s vibrant cultural sector, have a unique...

Digital

Making museum websites accessible: adventures in alt text with the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

All museums should aspire to make their websites more accessible to diverse user groups. Michelle Padilla and Peggy Speir share with MuseumNext their experience in...

Sustainability

Talking Museums And The Climate Crisis With Jake Barton Of Local Projects

A respected and recognised figure in the museum world, Jake Barton has built a reputation for creating ground-breaking museums and public spaces at his experience...

Sustainability

Engaging Museum Visitors With “Nature. And Us?” At Stapferhaus

As a member of the curation team at Stapferhaus in Lenzburg, Lisa Gnirss has been heavily involved in her museum’s efforts to engage visitors in...

Sustainability

Culture, Activism And The Big Frikin’ Wall: In Conversation With Michael Peter Edson

As a former Director of Web and New Media Strategy for the Smithsonian Institution and co-founder of the Museum of the United Nations – UN...

Sustainability

How To Design Museum Exhibitions With A Lower Environmental Impact

MuseumNext invited the Design Museum’s Head of Exhibitions and Environmental Impact Lead, Elise Foster Vander Elst, and Alexie Sommer of the URGE Collective to share...

Impact

Museums Working With Refugees And Migrants

How do museums fit into the narrative around the refugee and migrant crisis? Migration is a big political issue, both in North America and Europe....

Sustainability

Jeanine Aalfs On Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Merchandise For Museum Shops

As museums and galleries around the globe place more emphasis on sustainability and green initiatives, their shops have a responsibility to reflect those same changing...

Sustainability

How Can Museums Become More Sustainable?

The health of our planet is one of the defining issues of the age, and cultural institutions have their own part to play. But how...

Engagement

How can museums develop a deeper connection with their visitors?

The value of “connectivity” has come into sharp focus in recent times. As we’ve become more dependent on digital technologies for both work and play,...

Sustainability

Jessica Hall On Developing A Sustainability Strategy For A Science Museum

As Canada’s second largest science centre and a global leader in science communication, Science North has an important role to play in driving environmental sustainability....

Health

What is a Dementia Friendly Museum?

As the term implies, dementia-friendly museums are there to provide a supportive and engaging environment for people with dementia. Typically, they will try to trigger...

Health

How museums are helping socially isolated older adults

They say that distance makes the heart grow fonder. Well, that’s certainly been brought into sharp (and painful) focus over recent years. The Covid-19 pandemic...

Sustainability

UK Museums Come Together To Shine A Light On The Threat To The Natural Environment

Today sees the launch of The Wild Escape, a new collaboration between 500 UK museums and artists designed to inspire hundreds of thousands of primary...

Impact

Can Museums Be Neutral Or Should They Take A Stance?

Issues like sustainability, representation and diversity dominate modern society, but should we expect museums to take a stance? We’re living in an increasingly political and...

Ideas

In conversation with: Esme Ward, Director of Manchester Museum

MuseumNext caught up with Manchester Museum Director, Esme Ward, to find out more about what museumgoers can expect from the hello future transformation project in...

Uncategorized

10 Museum Openings to Look Forward to in 2023

Although there are undoubtedly some museums and visitor attractions that are continuing to suffer from lower-than-usual visitor numbers since the pandemic struck, there is still...

Ideas

How selfies are changing the way we interact with art

It’s hard to ignore the number of people who take selfies in museums. But should we see this fad as a new way of appreciating...

Impact

What does it mean to decolonize a museum?

In recent years, a notable movement towards decolonizing museums has emerged across the US, Europe, and Australia. However, the very meaning of decolonizing is being...

Marketing

SEO for Museums in 2023

As we launch into 2023, many museum marketing managers are likely to be asking the question, “How can SEO help my museum in the decade...

Sustainability

Sustainability Actions At Miraikan As Exhibits Or Science Communication Activities

Miraikan, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, ranks sustainability as one of its most important themes to guide activity and outreach programmes. This...

Health

In conversation with: Frederique Van Reij on the Rijksmuseum podcast that aims to ‘make life better through art’

Having worked at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam since 2012, Frederique Van Reij has developed a broad range of educational products, programmes and initiatives for the museum....