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Museum as a Classroom for the Future

How can museums offer space to reflect critically on problems stemming from our current education system in a democratic and collective way? Over the past...

Insights from the My First Smartphone Festival 2024 at Beeld & Geluid

In today’s digital age, museums are exploring new frontiers as they seek to address the evolving role of technology in society. Recently, The Netherlands Institute...

How Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum brings innovation into the limelight

MuseumNext caught up with Ruth Murray, leader of the Community Partnerships team at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum, to find out more about the institution’s...

How De Pont Museum bridges the gap between art and community engagement

Ischa Havens, Senior Manager of Education and Public Programme at De Pont Museum for contemporary art, shares how the museum’s monthly takeover project – PUNCH....

How Are Museums Using Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing museums by enhancing visitor experiences and streamlining operations. From interactive virtual guides and personalized tours to predictive maintenance and sentiment...

How Museums are using Augmented Reality

Museums use augmented reality to enrich exhibits by overlaying digital content onto physical artifacts. AR offers interactive, educational experiences, enabling visitors to see additional information,...

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

Museums use virtual reality to enhance visitor experiences by providing immersive, interactive exhibits. VR allows for exploration of historical sites, distant cultures, and intricate details...

The Peale: Building Skills and Changing Lives

Nestled in the heart of Baltimore, The Peale, Baltimore’s Community Museum, stands as a testament to the city’s rich history and its ongoing commitment to...

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam’s Pioneering Exhibition on Poverty

In the heart of the Dutch city of Schiedam, where one in six children grows up in poverty, the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, a pillar of...

Transforming Community Engagement in Unexpected Spaces

When you think of a museum, a bustling shopping center might not be the first place that comes to mind. But for the Migration Museum...

The Power of Collaborative Programming

MuseumNext headed to Singapore for an insightful chat with Shereen Tan, Senior Manager of Outreach and Education at the Malay Heritage Centre (MHC). Currently overseeing...

How a Historic Home Sparks Community Conversations

The Newark Museum of Art, located in the bustling heart of Newark, New Jersey, stands as a beacon of cultural richness and diversity. Under the...

Building a Museum for the 21st Century in Real Time

Erin Dragotto, Vice President of Development & Operations for the Museum of Art + Light (MoA+L), shares her expertise on how museums can stay relevant in the...

Transformative Experience Through Storytelling

Culture plays a pivotal role in shaping a city’s identity, as UNESCO defines it as a crucial element in social progress. Developing culture is not...

How Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums supports mental health and recovery

Clara Shield, Programme Lead for Wellbeing for the Communities team at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, explains how her team is working to support...

How Monterey Bay Aquarium welcomes visitors with unapparent disabilities

MuseumNext chatted to Beth Redmond-Jones, Vice President of Exhibitions at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, about the steps her organisation is taking to ensure those with...

How Museums Are Reaching Out to People With Dementia

Dementia results from diseases like Alzheimer’s or a series of strokes that cause brain damage. It presents as memory loss, confusion, difficulties with thinking, problem-solving,...

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...

Addressing our changing climate with participatory museum experiences

MuseumNext recently met with the team behind a successful community engagement initiative in the Midlands, bringing cultural organisations together to discuss the issue of climate...

Act Green 2024

Act Green is a sector-wide research initiative focused on examining the role of cultural organisations and their audiences in addressing the climate crisis. The second...

Regenerative retail: shaping a greener future for museum shops

Yolande Sep, founder of Design to Thrive™ and Retail Consultant for the likes of Museon-Omniversum and Naturalis Biodiversity Centre shares her expertise on how museums...

KLIMA_X – an Exhibition on Communicating the Climate Crisis

  Katja Weber, founder of freelance network, Reflekt, shares the work that she has undertaken with KLIMA_X – an exhibition about communicating the climate crisis...

What does it take to run a meaningfully inclusive communications and marketing campaign?

Anna Cornelius is Head of Communications and Marketing for Wellcome Collection – London’s free museum and library dedicated to health and human experience. She shared...

How Can Museums Expand Their Audiences in the Tech-Led Age

Rowena Fry, Advertising Consultant at Crafted, shares her advice for museums looking to grow their audiences in the digital age. By testing and trialling new...

8 Tips for Successful Museum Branding

Over the past twenty years, museums have increasingly embraced branding as they fight for attention in a competitive visitor economy. But having a strong museum...

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...

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 — The Importance of Museums

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?...

Intentional Civility

Jim Richardson: Hello and welcome to the third session of MuseumNext Disrupt. Today, we’ve got a real treat for you, a talk, a keynote from...

In Conversation with Chris Michaels, The National Gallery

  Jim Richardson: Hello, today I am at The National Gallery with Chris Michaels, who is Director of Digital Communications and Technology. And I really...

Inclusivity in Museum Storytelling

How are institutions shaping their programming to reflect an increasingly pluralistic museum-going public? As audience demographics continue to shift, representation matters—particularly in highly diverse cities...

How tech can help bridge the arts access divide

  It is only recently that the country’s largest museums have begun to seriously consider the fact that their collections should better reflect the demographics...