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Is Instagram culture a positive influence for museums?

I would expect many of us who work in the industry remember the first time we visited a museum we have since grown to love, the first time we saw an exhibition that would change our …

Loneliness and Social Isolation – How Can Museums Help?

By Charlotte Coates The issue of loneliness has been making headlines in recent years. More and more people are feeling isolated and alone. In fact, a recent study found that one in five …

How Blockchain Could Change the Museum Industry

By Lauren Styx Whether you follow trends in technology, banking, or digital art, chances are you've heard of blockchain. This digital record-keeping technology is relatively new but has …

Making the Museum Autism Friendly

By Charlotte Coates There are many museums working hard to make people with autism feel welcome. Autism is a condition which affects how a person experiences the world around them. People …

What does it mean to decolonize a museum?

By Elisa Shoenberger In the past few years, museums across the US, Europe, and Australia are trying to tackle the challenge of decolonizing their institutions. However, the very meaning …

The Importance of And

The following presentation was made by Elaine Heumann Gurian at the MuseumNext Melbourne conference at ACMI on 16 February 2017. Kia Ora. Let me begin by acknowledging the original …

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Telling overlooked stories at New-York Historical Society

Category: Education & Interpretation

The New-York Historical Society Museum and Library has announced a $140m expansion of its building on Central Park West. This will add more than 70,000 square feet of space to the …

Getty launches YouTube series for ‘art curious’ audiences

Category: Surveys & Reports

The Getty has launched a YouTube series called 'Becoming Artsy', available to stream weekly and hosted by the museum's senior creative producer Jessie Hendricks. 'Becoming Artsy' was …

BayEcotarium urges Gov. Newsom to allocate 1% of Climate Action funds toward Museum driven STEAM Education in California

Category: Environmental Sustainability

On Indigenous Peoples Day, Bay Ecotarium President & CEO, George Jacob called upon California Governor Gavin Newsom to allocate 1% of the $15 billion announced towards Climate Action …

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