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

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 Science and Art Behind Museum Labels

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...

How the Creative Use of Museum Audio Tours is Attracting New Audiences

They say an image can convey a thousand words. But what about the context behind that image? Here’s how audio tours are helping to deepen...

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...

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...

How Museums are Helping Homeless People

Museums are helping homeless people in a variety of ways. Homelessness is an important issue in the United States. The US Department of Housing and...

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...

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...

Ten Creative Programme Ideas That Museums Can Offer Adults

Why should kids have all the fun? Museums have an incredible potential to not only educate adults, but also engage and entertain them. Through using...

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...

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....

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...

Creating Environmental Narratives At The Museum of English Rural Life

Isabel Hughes, Associate Director and Head of Curatorial and Public Engagement at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL), shares how the organisation is bringing...

Climate-Focused Culture: Fostering Climate-Empowered Workforces

Caroline Johnson, Head of Projects and Facilities at Hampshire Cultural Trust, shares how the organisation’s efforts to increase climate literacy have created a movement for...

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...

SEO for Museums for Building Audiences Online

As we launch into 2024, 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 — 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?...

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,...