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Well, this was a bit of a low-key information, but nonetheless exciting! The United Nations has announced the creation of the UN Live Museum for Humanity. The project is spearheaded by UN veteran of the Office for Project Services Jan Mattson, who will run the museum together with entrepreneur Henrik Skovby and none other than […]

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Each year, the IK Prize brings great inspiration to the museum world. It highlights innovations stemming from designers and creators, born between the walls of Tate where it grows in the public eye before being assessed and evaluated.  We were fortunate enough to have Tony Guillan, IK Prize Project Manager with us last June at We […]

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Earlier this year, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign with an exhibition that was co-conceived with a startup. It was only the first step of Te Papa fostering the New Zealandian startup ecosystem. In August, Te Papa launched Mahuki, its very first innovation accelerator. For four […]

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What makes a good We Are Museums presenter? Passion for museums, expertise in the digital field, the desire to learn as much as possible from our speakers… and of course the ability to share energy with the audience. We found all these qualities – and much more – in Thibaut Thomas for WAM16. In addition […]

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The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is much more than a beautiful museum dedicated to one of the masters of the 20th century. Thanks to its director Axel Rüger, it has become a true innovation powerhouse, from content and storytelling to new revenue streams. After getting the museum world (and the We Are Museums crowd!) […]

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We usually stage exhibitions and go to museums to see art and exhibits. The sight is still the most stimulated sense in a museum, even though some will find rooms have their own smell and will enjoy the muffled whisper heard in a museum’s corridors. Some museums have decided to think out of the sight […]

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The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa worked with a Kiwi company to create a 3D digital map of Gallipoli that they included in the exhibition currently celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, which was the first kiwi campaign of World War I. The impact the map had on the visitors made the […]

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The Centre des Monuments Nationaux (center for national monuments) has a very special place in the French heritage ecosystem: it gathers and manages about 100 historical sites all over France, from touristical blockbusters like the Mont Saint Michel and the Arc de Triomphe to more confidential sites like the Ben Hellouin Abbey and the Towers […]

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Learning new things about your audience can be a challenge. On the one hand, you know who comes to your museum, on the other, you know what they like most or what they don’t. But what about offering brand new things and experimenting with innovative concepts? The Foam Museum (Amsterdam) knows that reinventing your offer […]

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Digital Arts finally have their own museum! The MuDA (Museum of Digital Art) opened last month in Zurich with an exhibition by Swiss artist duo Gysin-Vanetti. The MuDA, headed by Caroline Hirt and Christian Etter, is the first space that is both physical and digital and fully dedicated to encounter of art, science and technology. […]

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