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Transforming Museums with Immersive Sound

Sound is a potent force. When harnessed with intention and care, its impact can be substantial. As a trained ethnomusicologist with experience working in museums like the Louis Armstrong …

Immersive Experiences in Museums: A Look at Art Windsor-Essex’s “Against the Current”

To say that a lot has changed for cultural institutions and museums in the past few years is an understatement. This is a time when visitors, who have spent the last two years enduring a …

Museum as Lightning Rod: Innovation and Invitation—An #AAM2022 Keynote by Jake Barton

Jake Barton, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Local Projects, opened the Innovation focus area of the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo with his keynote, “Museum as …

The Library of the Great Silence: A Space for Beings Throughout the Universe to Explore Shared Challenges

I have a special place in my heart for exhibits and installations that explore potential futures in creative, immersive ways. As I compiled a collection of such work, at some point I …

Prado Museum recreates scents of Brueghel painting for new exhibition

The Prado Museum in Madrid has recreated the fragrances of some of the items seen in 'The Sense of Smell', a painting by Jan Brueghel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens 'The Sense of Smell' …

Young V&A’s new online exhibition explores children’s play in the pandemic

Young V&A has launched its first-ever online exhibition , 'Play In The Pandemic', offering a look at how children played during the pandemic and showcasing their artworks, games and …

How a Rapid-Response Pop-Up Inspired New Notions of Audience and Community

The events of 2020 and 2021 forced museums to innovate in ways and at a speed that would have been unthinkable prior. Our hope is that 2022 brings about a time of reflection, where we take …

Banquet: where science and gastronomy meet

Universcience, an organisation that works to make science accessible to all , presents its latest exhibition, Banquet, currently at The Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris, France. …

Looking Back to Move Forward: Examining Institutional Racism in Reprising “Afro-American Images 1971”

In February 1971, a newly formed Delaware organization, Aesthetic Dynamics Inc., presented its first major undertaking: an exhibition of over 130 works of art—drawings, prints, photographs, …

Whose Writing Is on the Wall at the Museum? It Could Be Yours.

Many curators are turning to experiments that give outside voices the chance to speak within museum walls — such as writing wall labels — that experts say may help visitors connect with …

The Mind Behind the Myth: Navigating visitor reactions at Kew Palace

During the pandemic, museums supported the mental health of their communities in creative and generous ways. Some created outdoor art installations to boost the spirits of people in nursing …

Designing for Engagement: Five Steps for Co-Creating Exhibits and Programs with Your Communities

Museums are changing how they interact with the communities they serve, adopting practices that are more inclusive and engaging for all. One of the practices they are increasingly turning …
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Ask an Expert: What Else Can We Digitize?

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