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How can games in museums enhance visitor experience?

Museums are typically thought of as destinations to house and display art, artefacts and collections of cultural interest. But in an age of shortened attention...

Ideas

Museums playing with China’s youth subcultures: from animal influencers to dancing relics

How do museums get cute, naughty and playful? Chinese museums have been tackling this question in hopes of appealing to the young audience. Museums in...

Health

Can museums help combat anxiety?

The soothing qualities of art and cultural are well established. Taking part in activities like painting, sculpting, drawing, photography or simply viewing art have long...

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How can museums create employment opportunities for the neurodiverse community?

Whilst there’s growing momentum towards greater inclusivity across UK workplaces, creating employment opportunities for the nation’s neurodiverse community still remains something of a challenge. However,...

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How to make museums accessible to people with dementia

According to the latest review of data, there are some 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. Globally, this devastating disease affects more than...

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How museums are rethinking disability representation

As society strives for better inclusivity and accessibility across all areas of life, the museum sector can rightly claim to be working as hard as...

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How Museums can become spaces for care

Thanks to the modern news cycle and the drive for incessant clickbait, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the world constantly bounces from one crisis...

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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 the past two years. The...

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In conversation with: Heidi Holder, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chair of Education, The Met

Over the course of the pandemic, cultural organisations around the world turned to digital in order to gain and retain the hearts and minds of...

Health

How can museums embrace art therapy techniques?

Museums are rightfully gaining recognition as spaces for emotional healing, as well as intellectual learning. Here’s how. Self-care as a concept and as a practice...

Health

Museum visits can be a powerful tool in the quest for greater mindfulness

How better to force ourselves to stay in the present and appreciate every moment than by surrounding ourselves with the very best of art and...

Digital

What does the future hold for online events?

What have your favourite online events been over the last couple of years? Have you been enjoying plays at home (thanks National Theatre!)? Joined a...

Marketing

Tiqets creates essential guide to help museums and venues tackle seasonality in tourism

With the festive season finally over for another year, many organisations around the world will be looking ahead at how they can make 2022 more...

Health

In conversation with: Carol Rogers, Director of House of Memories, National Museums Liverpool

The national and international success of dementia awareness programme, House of Memories is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Carol Rogers MBE...

Health

Museums and healthcare providers: a partnership to drive positive outcomes for wellbeing in the community

Once upon a time front line healthcare was heavily weighted towards the treatment of physical ailments and diseases of the body. And while most GPs...

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How can museums increase accessibility for dyslexic visitors?

With a mission to educate, inform and entertain, museums play fundamental roles in sparking interest and inspiring visitors of all ages, backgrounds and neurocognitive function....

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How museums are offering meditation and mindfulness sessions

The popularity of mindfulness and meditation have grown exponentially in recent years. Whether it’s our unfathomably busy schedules that are piling on the pressure or...

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Making Museums Accessible to Those With Disabilities

The international museum day theme of “Museums for equality: Diversity and Inclusion” calls on museums to open doors for diverse audience. However, Researchers in the...

Digital

Digitisation in discussion: Perception Codes in conversation with UNESCO Bangkok

Augmented reality (AR) specialists, Perception Codes have made great strides in the museum space in 2021. In July, it was announced that the launch of...

Health

How museums can remove barriers to access for blind and partially sighted people

We tend to think of museums and galleries as visual spaces, but it’s important to remember that a visit to a museum can be just...

Ideas

The people behind museums: Ngaire Blankenberg, Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

My strategy here, my vision for a more global and distributed museum, is that we provide experiences for people all over the world Ngaire Blankenberg...

Digital

How will 5G technology impact museums?

Mobile phone networks have been capable of passing data communications from their earliest iterations. However, it was not until so-called 3G came into existence that...

Health

What social prescribing can do for museums

With COVID-19 turning society on its head for the past two years, we’re all more familiar with the concept and consequences of social isolation. We...

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Combatting burnout in the museum sector

The term “burnout” isn’t a new one but it certainly feels like it’s a word that’s been on everyone’s lips for the last 12 months....