Let’s return our collective memories to November 2019 when the first known case of Covid-19 was traced in China. This was the recorded beginning of when the world would begin to collectively experience the impacts of a little-known virus turned global pandemic. I won’t use my words to detail the […]Read More
How to design exhibitions with a lower environmental impact
MuseumNext invited the Design Museum’s Head of Exhibitions and Environmental Impact Lead, Elise Foster Vander Elst, and Alexie Sommer of the URGE Collective to share how they are driving change by developing exhibits with environmental responsibility in mind.Read More
What Art can do for the UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015 the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals – as a roadmap for the sustainable development of all people and our planet. In this session cultural innovator Jasper Visser talks with composer and art activist Merlijn Twaalfhoven about what art can do for the SDGs. Expect to be […]Read More
Cooking history – how food inspired events can enrich museum engagement
As a new museum for food opens in Rome it’s a great time to look at how food can help museums to inspire their visitors. What’s your favourite recipe? Is it your dinner party show-stopper? Perhaps it’s one that pings you back to Grandma’s kitchen, sneaking a dip of sauce […]Read More
What is a Dementia Friendly Museum?
As the term implies, dementia-friendly museums are there to provide a supportive and engaging environment for people with dementia. Typically, they will try to trigger memories and brain functions through non-conventional means, such as hands-on interactions or even smells, to help bypass some of the short-term memory problems people with […]Read More
In conversation with: Jeanine Aalfs, National Museum of World Cultures
As museums and galleries around the globe place more emphasis on sustainability and green initiatives, their shops have a responsibility to reflect those same changing values. MuseumNext sat down with Jeanine Aalfs, Retail and Merchandising Manager at the National Museum of World Cultures to understand how her museum is approaching […]Read More
Can Schoolkids Curate Exhibitions?
Could the curators of your next exhibition be in the classrooms of your local schools? The Harley Gallery recently partnered with 3 local schools to create the ultimate school project. Students between the ages of 5 and 16 were invited to curate an exhibition from start to finish. All decisions […]Read More
Why do stories matter to museums and how can museums become better storytellers?
Museums are often thought of as places that collect, care for, display and interpret objects. While valid in many ways, this view omits the human element of museums. An alternative approach is to think of museums as places that collate and share human experiences. This is the view put forward […]Read More
In conversation with: Jessica Hall, Chair of Science North’s Green Team
As Canada’s second largest science centre and a global leader in science communication, Science North has an important role to play in driving environmental sustainability. With its unique experience, skills and partnerships, the centre is working on an exciting array of projects designed to inspire climate action and meet the […]Read More
How one Museum is expanding their digital footprint with a Metaverse approach
The Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture, and Design in Hawaii have an interesting interpretation and approach to the Metaverse. Instead of imagining how they can create a physical gallery space online, they are looking at how they can increase the museum’s digital footprint.Read More