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How Museums are using Augmented Reality

Augmented reality (AR) is a transformative technology that overlays digital information—images, text, or sounds—onto the physical world, enriching our perception of our surroundings. While traditionally...

Virtual Reality Is A Big Trend In Museums, But What Are The Best Examples Of Museums Using VR?

Is this the year when Virtual Reality (VR) finally achieves mainstream success? It seems so, with the tech giants Apple, Microsoft and Meta all betting...

Personalising the audio tour experience through AI at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smartify CEO and Head of Product, Thanos Kokkiniotis, explains how the company has been working with the team at the Smithsonian American Art Museum to...

What Makes A Great Museum Label?

The best museum labels do more than provide information. A great museum label takes its reader on a revelatory journey, reframing perceptions along the way...

Visual browsing through film history at the Eye Filmmuseum

How can we put the rich history of cinema literally at the fingertips of visitors? At the Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, cinematic memory as been...

What do the Smithsonian, DIA and Green Bay Packers all have in common?

Interactive experience platform, Goosechase, is quickly building a reputation for helping cultural venues and tourist attractions to engage their communities and encourage participation around the...

Play, interactivity and environmental responsibility

Primeval forest of Silva is an award-winning interactive workshop and immersive experience for children. Launched in June 2022 to critical acclaim and visitor delight, the...

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...

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....

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...

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

Creating an exhibition is an imaginative endeavor that thankfully doesn’t adhere to any stringent rules dictating its success or failure. From my decade-plus experience in...

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...

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...

6 Things to consider when planning Pride events at your museum

Happy Pride from Belfast! The rainbow flag is flying all over City Centre and a week of queer-themed events has begun in the lead-up to...

How Museums Are Reaching Out to People With Dementia

As dementia continues to affect 50 million people globally, with almost 10 million new cases every year, museums around the world are proactively reaching out...

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...

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...

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....

The Climate Toolkit: Bringing Museums Together For A Greener Future

Richard Piacentini, President and CEO for Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, shares how his institution’s Climate Toolkit is reimagining the way museums address climate change....

Creating An Empowering Environmental Learning Programme For A Museum

Ben Earle, Learning and Engagement Officer (Environment) at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum, shares how his museum is facilitating positive conversations around climate change. In a...

Course correcting with the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

Bob Perry, Executive Director of the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, shares how the cultural hotspot is turning a critical eye on US...

Making Digital Sustainability A Priority For Museums

  James Coleman, Managing Director of Supercool, shares how he and his team have worked to bring digital carbon footprints into the spotlight as part...

Museum Branding That Stands Out From The Crowd

There are some museum brands that are recognised all over the world. If you say MoMA or The Smithsonian, most people will already have an idea...

How Museums Can Work With Social Media Influencers?

You may associate social media influencers with bikini-clad Instagram models posing with detox tea and encouraging you to use their promo code. How on earth...

Quirky Museum Marketing Ideas to Get Noticed!

Museums around the world need to constantly come up with inventive new Museum marketing ideas. From putting a moustache on an aeroplane to setting dinosaurs...

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...

Museum Digital Fundraising and Email Marketing

Email marketing has become a staple within the museums communications world. It’s an effective way to regularly ping updates and information straight into follower’s inboxes...

Small Museums Guide to Successful Fundraising Campaigns

Ah, fundraising. For small museums, it can be one of the most vexing issues. This is usually because simply keeping the museum afloat on a...

Unravelling the potential of digital fundraising for museums

As funding for museums seems to be shrinking and becoming increasingly competitive year over year, fundraising has become vital for our institutions. The power is...

Fundraising with Museum Membership Schemes: Harnessing the Power of Digital Benefits

Raising funds through museum membership programs is a brilliant way to get your audiences genuinely excited about what your museum is all about. Offering sneak...

Why we need museums now more than ever

In today’s uncertain times, museums can act as an anchor in the storm. To those who aren’t as passionate about the power of museums as...

Museums as “hyperinstitutions”

The technological advances of our time and the rapidly accelerating development of artificial intelligence should have the undivided attention of the museum world. The potential...

Job Hop or Career Climb: Let’s stop demonizing non-linear career paths

As another college semester finishes, I reflect over the summer on the next generation of students graduates to emerge into the workforce as fluid job...

How can the Arts #StandwithUkraine on social media? 

During a time when the freedom and peace in a country are abruptly disturbed. What do you do as a museum, artist, gallery or institution?...

Bringing Science and Space to Life with a YouTube Comedy Show

The Wow! Signal is an online comedy variety show starring a world-renowned astronomer, a viral youtube comedian, and an actor who led a nationally-covered search...

Ensuring Black Museums Matter

Jim Richardson: Welcome back to MuseumNext Disrupt. Today, we’ve got a fantastic presentation for you from De Nichols. She’s going to be talking about the...

Rapid Prototyping for Museums

Jérémie McGowan: Hello everyone, and welcome to this session of MuseumNext Disrupt, on rapid prototyping for museums. My name is Jérémie McGowan, and I’m a...

In Conversation with Nick Merriman

Jim Richardson: So welcome back to MuseumNext Disrupt. Today, I’m at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London, and I’m here with the Executive Director,...