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It’s this time of year already and we are happy to invite you to check out our long-standing partner NEMO’s annual conference. Each of NEMO’s conference is the occasion to catalyse great discussions on very topical issues for European professionals and this year we go back at the very (beating) heart of the museums with […]

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In five years, a lot has changed: museums are more empowered and empowering than ever, more entrepreneurial and more socially-involved. They open up more and more and become real powers and counter powers in their communities and societies. This year, our speakers told us a lot about how a museum works when digital is integrated […]

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As escape game centres seem to be flourishing in cities, escape games are also more and more implemented in museums – just as other game mechanics are. But how are museums relevant to build their own and what can they bring that other venues cannot? What is an escape game? It is a room in […]

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Museums are more and more community connectors and places for people to meet not only their friends, but also strangers… The Wellcome collection has achieved that by creating several event programmes that engage their audiences at different level. One of these programmes, Open Platform, will be explored by Rosie Stanbury, Head of the Live Programme at […]

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Magdalena Gross grew up amongst the Warsaw intelligentsia. She used to make clay statues already while at school, studied sculpture, hosted the first exhibition of her works in 1926 and later on became famous as an animalier. During the war, she adopted the name Gościmska and did not move into the Warsaw ghetto. But as […]

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A lot of museum workshops with young people are focused on art practices or the role of art and museums in society. Those events and apps for young audiences are mostly led by museum staff who bring in their target audience at given stages of the project to get feedback, but can sometimes be co-created by […]

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A couple of months  ago, #dayoffacts encouraged cultural institutions – museums, libraries, universities… – to share actual facts about climate change, human rights, gender equality against a backdrop continued political controversy and unrest. The initiative, even though it is declared as not political, clearly aimed to fight against the rise of “alternative facts”, reality-twisting lies […]

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After extensive experiments from the Cooper-Hewitt around chatbots, other museums have gone on with experimenting with this new way of engaging their audiences. At the end of last month, two chatbots joined the small crew of museum-powered conversational tools to inform audience everywhere about History and art. On Facebook, a natural place for chatbots, the […]

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Museum traditionally are mostly dedicated to one sense: the sight. Even though there are concert halls and auditoriums within museums, and even though technology has allowed the integration of sound and smell into both art and scenography, no museum has been using and studying the effects of appealing to all five senses to create compelling […]

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Museums are jumping in the creative space bandwagon and we have to wonder: how much of this is movement in skin deep and how much shows an deep change of mindset in our beloved institutions? Matt Richards, founder of Hīnātore, Te Papa Museum’s recently open Learning Lab, tells us about his first museum lab building […]

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