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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....

Health & Wellbeing

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...

Health & Wellbeing

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 & Wellbeing

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...

Leadership

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 & Wellbeing

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...

Health & Wellbeing

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....

Health & Wellbeing

In conversation with: Louise Thompson, Health and Wellbeing Manager, Manchester Art Gallery

“I’m a bit of a health and wellbeing nerd and I’m in my dream job, so I just love exploring how we can make museums...

Health & Wellbeing

In conversation with: Sander Daams, Head of Education, Groninger Museum

How can museums support highly stressed and sometimes traumatised individuals to improve their mental health, reduce isolation and develop their skillset in the process?  That’s...

Health & Wellbeing

The role of museums in supporting the wellbeing of children and families

When we consider the modern lifestyle there often seems to be a distinct lack of good old-fashioned, wholesome fun to be found. Although advances in...

Health & Wellbeing

How can museums improve their staff wellbeing?

In any workplace, staff wellbeing plays a vital role in ensuring that the environment is healthy, harmonious and productive. Without a valued team that pulls...

Health & Wellbeing

The importance of Mental Health First Aid in museums

The provision of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is growing as a trend across many industry sectors around world. Yet capitalising on its popularity isn’t...

Social 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...

Health & Wellbeing

What are Mindful Museums and how can they help us with our mental health?

Mindfulness is a bit of a buzzword recently. This is because there are many studies that say it has a positive impact on health and...

Trends

2022 in new museum openings, re-openings and partial re-openings

It’s always good to have something to look forward to at the beginning of a new year and in 2022 there are plenty of museum...

Design

How to design an exhibition: These 5 tips should be your mantra

Exhibition making is a creative process and as such, there are thankfully no absolute rules as to what can make a project soar or slump....

Marketing

SEO for Museums in 2022

As we launch into 2022, many museum marketing managers are likely to be asking the question, “How can SEO help my museum in the decade...

Digital

What is Telegram and how can museums benefit from its reach?

In August this year the messaging app Telegram reached one billion downloads making it the it the 15th app in the world to have hit...

Digital Fundraising

How can museums harness the power of Patreon?

In the past eight years the Patreon platform has racked up more than 200,000 creators supported by more than six million patrons with creators earning more than $2billion....

Marketing

How Arts Organisations Are Leveraging TikTok

Many of the world’s big cultural institutions and arts groups have had to learn how to adapt to the much-altered world since the global health...

Trends

MuseumNext’s 2021: a look back at some of this year’s most popular stories

It’s been another turbulent, discombobulating year with the covid pandemic affecting more or less everything we do. However, despite this, museums have continued to tackle...

Digital

Building technology into teaching: Hans Christian Andersen’s House collaborates to create Minecraft worlds

After 5 years of redevelopment, Hans Christian Andersen’s House opened its doors in the summer of 2021. “The museum first opened in 1908. It’s been...