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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...

Money

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...

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...

Impact

The Lampedusa Cross, currently touring English museums, is a symbol of refugees’ plight

It is a simple construction, made from the remnants of a boat carrying refugees wrecked near the Italian island of Lampedusa, close to the coast...

Planet

London’s Design Museum Uses Snapchat to Show Impact of Climate Crisis

The Design Museum in Kensington has launched a virtual experience that it hopes will bring the consequences of extreme climate change to Londoners and other...

Health

Mansfield Museum unveils ‘arts on prescription’ project to help victims of domestic abuse

At a time when domestic violence incidents have soared across the world with women becoming more vulnerable as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns, Mansfield Museum...

Marketing

Tiqets launches Marketing Kit to help museums make the most of 2022

To say that the last two years have been challenging for the travel and tourism industry would be an understatement. After months of forced closures,...

Engagement

In conversation with: Nicola Mah, International & Museums Relations Manager, National Heritage Board Singapore

As the project lead on Children’s Season for the Museum Roundtable, Nicola Mah’s role involves looking for new ways to feature the diversity of Singapore...

Digital

In conversation with: David Dewhurst, Digital Experience Manager, Science Museum

What happens to interactive kiosks and hands-on installations when the lights go out and visitors are sent home? And how do you turn tactile exhibitions...

Digital

In Conversation With: John Kudos, Managing Partner, KUDOS Design Collaboratory™ and KASA Collective

A creative director, educator, and technologist with over 20 years’ design and management experience, John Kudos has worked on a broad range of projects –...

Impact

New museum opened along Korean Demilitarised Zone is a beacon for peace and unification

The odds of peaceful dialogue between North and South Korea were seemingly shattered last year when Pyongyang blew up a joint liaison office in its...

Digital

In Conversation With: Jahnavi Phalkey, Founding Director, Science Gallery Bengaluru

Reimagining cultural spaces for a digital future is a challenge that many museum professionals have been wrestling with in the recent past. Ahead of her...

Digital

In Conversation With: Katherine Biggs, Senior Digital Manager, National Portrait Gallery

Have a global audience and annual visitor numbers of almost 2 million people? Then how do you keep them engaged and interested when you close...

Digital

Pokemon Go Makers Partner With Museums for Real-World Metaverse

The developer of the world’s first augmented reality (AR) platform to truly take off, Pokemon Go, has partnered with museums and other institutions for its...

Impact

Multaka-Oxford refugee project at Oxford University Museums gets five-year extension

A £1m donation from Alwaleed Philanthropies will allow the innovative Multaka-Oxford project at Oxford University’s History of Science Museum and Pitt Rivers Museum to run...

Health

Museum’s ‘Chatter Box’ Programme Helps People With Dementia

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) said that it had been using what it referred to as an ‘unusually quiet time’ to make...

Engagement

How User Centred Design Can Help Museums Put People at the Centre of the Exhibition Design Process

User Centred Design (UCD) offers radical opportunities for user-driven exhibitions that fill a genuine need in people’s lives. It is a process that offers opportunity...

Digital

Understanding the metaverse and what the future holds for the digital space

It’s a term that has been familiar in tech circles for some time but Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that Facebook would be changing its umbrella company...

Marketing

In conversation with Cara Egan from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center

Having been closed since the onset of the pandemic back in March 2020, The Discovery Center based at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation HQ...

Digital

A look to the future: Microsoft Mesh and beyond

In her latest article for MuseumNext, Microsoft Strategy Leader for Libraries and Museums, Catherine Devine, shares where next generation Extended Reality (XR) is heading and...

Marketing

In conversation with: John Swettenham from the Canadian Museum of Nature

Born and bred in Ottawa, John Swettenham has worked at The Canadian Museum of Nature for eight years having previously headed up the marketing function...

Digital

Reimagining Collections: Building digital ecosystems for the modern museum

What does the future of digital collections look like? Terentia recently hosted a panel discussion as part of the MuseumNext Digital Collections Summit to discover...

Digital

Active Image: providing digital and physical art solutions to DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

The DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum in Frankfurt – is a leading, forward-thinking, international heritage organization, which links the history, materiality, and meaning of...