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Summary: Moments at Reimagining the Museum

Watch a summary of the Reimagining the Museum conference held in Medellin, Colombia, November…

After Louvre Abu Dhabi: Dreams of Potential Partnerships for Cultural Exchange

We watched the opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi a few months ago, many having followed the saga surrounding the establishment of the new museum in the Gulf since its official announcement in …

Māori ancestors repatriated to New Zealand by the Peabody Museum

On the morning of June 21, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History voluntarily transferred the remains of seven Māori and one Moriori tūpuna, or ancestors, to representatives from the …

Designing an AI Voice for the Museum

This is the second of two posts exploring IRIS+, an AI chatbot at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In part one, Daniel Morena, founder and creative technologist at of …

Interested in International Museum Partnerships? Download the Museums Connect Evaluation Report

Download your free copy of the Museums Connect Evaluation Findings. In 2017, the Alliance received funding from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural …

Fifteen years after looting, thousands of artefacts are still missing from Iraq’s national museum

On April 10 2003, the first looters broke into the National Museum of Iraq. Staff had vacated two days earlier, ahead of the advance of US forces on Baghdad. The museum was effectively …

Tate Director delivers hard line on the future of museums

Directors of Tate and MCA join in launching the acquisition of artworks across their institutions with the assistance of Qantas; photo ArtsHub When Sir Nicholas Serota left the directorship …

A Journey to China

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Museum magazine. The American Alliance of Museums strives to foster global connections and exchange to spark relationships …

UK museum collecting at risk from lack of funding, report warns

Investigation by Sir David Cannadine for Art Fund paints 'deeply depressing' picture Museum collections in the UK are at risk of becoming "inert and lifeless" unless more money is invested …

Do museum directors need curatorial experience?

The appointment of new directors at many of London's leading museums has provoked debate about what it takes to run a top institution. Are today's curators cut out for cultural …

Reimagining the Museum in Medellín 2017

This week the Reimagining the Museum Conference of the Americas kicked off in Medellín, Colombia bringing together more than 600 museum professionals, from Argentina to Canada and around …

When the global is local: building a world-class museum in Mogadishu, Minnesota

Our institutions are all asking that question: How can we build our museum’s audience as our communities are changing? I serve as Outreach & Development Director at the Somali Museum of …
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