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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...

Bringing the Rich History of Hip-Hop to Wales’s Museum Audiences

Kaptin Barrett is a rapper, DJ, artist manager, radio host, and promotor best known for being the Head of Music for Boomtown when it was...

How the Ashmolean Museum uses segmentation to get to know its audience

Gina Koutsika, Director of Audiences and Content at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and Angela Diakopolou, Managing Director of Sphere Insights, discuss the...

How the MCA Chicago caters to the city’s bilingual communities

Representatives from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s media, editorial, learning, and curatorial departments shared their expertise on how the museum is changing the way...

How Without Shape Without Form uses art to unify

Deep K Kailey, Cultural Narrator and Artistic Director of Without Shape Without Form, discusses the importance of bringing people together in an individualistic age, and...

Centring cultural change: how to ensure that anti-racist engagement goes deeper within the museum sector

Elma Glasgow, founder of Elma Glasgow Consulting, is a national award-winning engagement consultant, storyteller, and communications expert. She shares her expertise in influencing positive change...

Dynamic decolonisation: how the Wilberforce House Museum is inspiring lasting change

Heritage consultant Ali Bodley shared her work on decolonising collections and uplifting marginalised voices at the Wilberforce House Museum in Hull. Through award-winning programming and...

What does it mean to decolonize a museum?

In recent years, a notable movement towards decolonizing museums has emerged across the US, Europe, and Australia. However, the very meaning of decolonizing is being...

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...

Apprenticeships and expanding curatorial futures

It’s almost four years since a standard was approved for a Level 7 Curator apprenticeship in the UK, this means a group of industry professionals...

What are the innovations of museums?

In recent years, museums around the world have undergone a remarkable transformation. With technological advancements and a growing emphasis on accessibility and engagement, these cultural...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Engaging audiences and applying an Eco Lens with Climate Museum UK

Founder of Climate Museum UK, Bridget McKenzie, outlines how this new organisation is working to build skills and engage audiences with environmental issues. Climate Museum...

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...