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Making Space for the Future of Museums 

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Four Inexpensive Ways to Use QR Codes to Engage Your Patrons

QR codes can create links between your physical museum and the virtual world, all with a quick click from a patron’s mobile device. You can create QR codes for free using the many tools …

Engaging Multilingual Audiences through Translation

This post is an advertorial written by a company that serves the museum field. The views, opinions, and positions expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs alone and …

Increase Engagement & Protect Collections with Visible Storage

At a time when museum professionals are seeking new and meaningful ways to engage visitors, the concept of visible storage has emerged as a practical way to promote better access while also …

Sky’s the Limit: Holosonics’ Revolutionary Audio Spotlight Technology Honors Revolutionary Women at New England Air Museum

New England Women in Aviation, the permanent exhibit unveiled in March 2022 at the New England Air Museum (NEAM) in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, utilizes Holosonics’ patented directional …

Audio Spotlight Focused Sound Technology Brings Safe, Touchless Listening Experiences to Visitors of the Istanbul Cinema Museum

Holosonics’ patented directional speaker technology is seamlessly employed throughout a variety of exhibits in the recently unveiled Istanbul Cinema Museum to bring an immersive, as well as …

Three Ways Epson Moverio Augmented Reality Smart Glasses Can Enhance Visitor Experiences at Museums

As visitors are beginning to return to museums after more than a year of keeping their distance, museums may still be faced with challenges to drawing in attendees. Even prior to 2020, many …

Saxophonist Exhibit Comes Alive with Safe, Motion-Activated Directional Sound from Audio Spotlight Technology

At the Wood Museum of Springfield History exhibit Horn Man: The Life and Musical Legacy of Charles Neville, several AS-168i Audio Spotlight focused sound speakers provide sanitary, …

“Boom!”: Touchless Audio Spotlight Technology Ensures Safety and Captivates Exhibition Visitors

At the annual Boom exhibition in Saxony, Germany, more than two dozen AS-168i Audio Spotlight directional sound speakers were placed strategically throughout an open floor layout of visual …

10 Ways to Gain the Loyalty of Return Visitors

Attracting return visitors hasn’t always been a priority marketing objective for museums. But after a year when tourism dwindled to a trickle worldwide, museums have learned an important …

New Survey Predicts Post-COVID Booking Trends for Museums and Attractions

In March 2021, Tiqets conducted a survey with more than seven thousand participants in France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK, and the US about their tourism choices post-COVID. The …

A New American Chapter for Frank Europe GmbH—the Producer of a One-of-a-Kind System for Museum-Quality Showcases

As the museum industry gradually emerges from the difficult challenges of the past year, Frank Europe GmbH is making a commitment to the vibrancy and resilience of the US cultural community …
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Museum Colleague Shoutouts for 2023

Category: Alliance Blog
Last month we asked readers of our Field Notes newsletter to share their shoutouts for outstanding museum colleagues in honor of the new year. Here were some of the responses they shared: …

Chatting About Museums with ChatGPT

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Two months ago, the research and development lab OpenAI released ChatGPT, an interactive “chatbot” powered by artificial intelligence. Chatbots aren’t new (I’ve been writing about …

Different by Design: A New, Inclusive Framework for Accessible Museum Exhibitions

Category: Alliance Blog
In January 2020, I authored a post for the Alliance Blog about speechless: different by design, an exhibition that I curated for the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and the High Museum of Art in …

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