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Protest and the Museum?

By Jim Richardson, Founder, MuseumNext. On 16 February I read about The Davis Museum at Wellesley College in Massachusetts de-installing work created by or given to the museum by immigrants to protest against President Trump signing an executive order barring citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. As a liberal who has …

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What to expect from MuseumNext Europe?

We have started to announce speakers for our major European conference on the future of museums, but what can those joining us from across Europe and further afield expect from MuseumNext? Three days of inspiration, innovation and collaboration MuseumNext Europe is a three day conference on the future of museums, packed with inspiring presentations, workshops that deep …

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MuseumNext Melbourne Social Events

In February 2017, MuseumNext will hold a one-off event in Melbourne which brings together an unmissable program with speakers from 14 countries talking about taking risks across all elements of museum practice. MuseumNext is known not only for the strength of the presentations, but also for the quality of the networking. Conversations that have taken place …

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The Museum Social Action Project at MuseumNext New York

MuseumNext is very much a collaboration which brings together museum professionals to share what they feel is important and exciting, that is true of the presentations and workshops which our community propose through our call for papers and through the other activities which form our conference fringe. Since 2009, we’ve had everything from brainstorming wild …

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Elaine Heumann Gurian to give opening keynote

We are excited to announce that international museum consultant and advisor, Elaine Heumann Gurian, will be the opening keynote at our inaugural Australian Museum Conference in February 2017. Elaine is a consultant/advisor to museums, writer, and lecturer to many museum studies programs worldwide. She is one of 100 Centennial Honor Roll members of the American Association of Museums, …

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Museum Conference New York City

An Instagram Guide to New York City

With the North American edition of MuseumNext taking place in New York City in November 2016, we asked JiaJia Fei to give us a local’s guide to the city. — They say you are a real New Yorker once you’ve lived in this city for at least 10 years. At 8 years and counting, I can …

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How to convince your boss

We know it’s not always easy to convince your boss, or even bring the subject up. Budgets are often tight, resources can be scarce, and employers can be sceptical of conferences they’ve never heard of or attended. The cost of attending a conference can be considerable. That total might include travel costs, hotel, and time-away-from-work …

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MuseumNext Announces European Museum Conference 2017

We are delighted to announce that our ninth annual European Museum Conference will take place in the Dutch city of Rotterdam in June 2017. Since 2009, MuseumNext it has acted as a platform for showcasing best practice today to shine a light on the museum of tomorrow. Dutch museums have been at the heart of the …

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MuseumNext Launches Podcast for Museum Professionals

MuseumNext Launches Podcast for Museum Professionals

At MuseumNext we have always strived to bring innovation and inspiration to museum professional. Today we are launching a Podcast for Museum Professionals that makes it easy for anyone to listen to the best in museum thinking wherever they are. Each MuseumNext Talks podcast will share a conference presentation from one of our events. Imagine using your commute to listen …

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