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Why 2021 will be momentous for social justice in museums

If 2020 was a year that put social justice issues in the spotlight, 2021 will be a year for some landmark changes to remedy these...

Digital

Has Covid-19 changed what we value and how we measure it in the museum sector?

For decades museums have judged visitor numbers to be the primary metric to define success in any given year.  More footfall means opportunities to expand...

Digital

How the Van Gogh Museum found digital success in 2020

As a fine example of a museum that was ahead of the digital curve when Covid-19 hit Europe, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam was...

Digital

Never Before Seen Images Available at the Science Museum

The Science Museum Group announced in January that it would make available a vast array of images it has in its collection that have never...

Digital

The people behind museums: Ciprian Melian, Livdeo

As the co-founder and CEO of Livdeo, Ciprian Melian heads up a business leading the way in inclusive digital solutions for museums and cultural institutions....

Museum XR

The Met Launches Interactive Virtual Art Experience

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City announced in January that it had teamed up with Verizon to launched an immersive virtual art...

Digital

Covid-19: What the “New Normal” Means for Museums

It is one of those key phrases that seems to have seeped into the public consciousness over the past 12 months.  The “new normal” is...

Digital

In conversation with: Lindsay Genshaft from Denver Art Museum

Reimagining the hands-on museum experience in the midst of a pandemic was never likely to be easy. But as Lindsay Genshaft the Manager of Family...

Digital

Digital Ideas for Museums in a Post-Pandemic World

Cultural hubs around the world were forced to close their doors in 2020. The spread of COVID-19 hit the museum sector dramatically; that’s not news...

Digital

The Acropolis Museum Goes Digital

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, all of Greece’s museums and art galleries have been forced to close their doors. A nationwide lockdown is...

Digital

London Transport Museum Offers Virtual Tours

Visitors can now see a secret side of London when they book a virtual tour of a disused Tube station through Hidden London a new...

Collections

Smithsonian Collects Objects from Capitol Riot

A Director at the Smithsonian Institution has confirmed that one of its museums will continue to collect artefacts from the violent attack on Capitol Hill...

Digital

How Black Country Living Museum Became a TikTok Sensation

TikTok may be the social media phenomenon of the day but it has rarely highlighted a museum’s profile in quite the way it has done...

Digital

Italy’s Uffizi Opens Dante Anniversary With a Virtual Exhibition

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence has said it will make some rarely displayed drawings of Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ available to view online as part of...

Digital

Can Museums Take Their Blockbusters Online?

Many museums have started to offer virtual tours of their collections during the global health crisis which has forced the closure of most galleries and...

Museum XR

Virtual Reality Fireworks Above the Forbidden City

A major retrospective show at Beijing’s Forbidden City opened in December as a part of the complex’s 600th-anniversary commemorations. The exhibition, which is known as...

Digital

Talking Minecraft with Adam Clarke, Artist and Digital Producer

Ahead of his Digital Summit talk on Tuesday 23rd February, Adam Clarke gives a glimpse into the content of his session – “The story is...

Conference

Who’s speaking at Culture Geek 2021

Under normal circumstances the Culture Geek Conference takes place in London with 8 – 10 speakers. This years virtual edition will welcome more than fifty...

Museum XR

Norton Museum Of Art Brings Art to Life With AR

The Norton Museum of Art, which is located in West Palm Beach in Florida, has said it will allow visitors greater accessibility to its collection...

Digital

Museums in Lockdown: Rijksmuseum

It may have felt like the world came to a grinding halt for large parts of 2020. But against the backdrop of COVID-19, creativity still...

Museum XR

Instagram Adds Smithsonian Museums’ Exhibits With AR

Augmented reality (AR) technologies have been used in museum contexts before but now the approach has been utilised by one of the world’s biggest social...

Digital

A new kind of challenge: curating in the COVID-19 crisis

Rapid response and celebrating the mundane. Creative solutions have been the order of the day for the arts and culture sector through 2020. COVID-19 has...

Collections

Museum of London Collects Covid Dreams

The coronavirus pandemic may have caused a significant number of changes to the daily lives of people around the globe but it is also having...

Museum XR

Akron Art Museum Launches Augmented Reality Experience

The Akron Art Museum in Ohio, USA, has announced that it intends to bring interactivity and a unique art experience to the homes of the...