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Podcast: Future-proof the past – tech’s role in preserving culture

Explore how Jervais Choo, Deputy Director of Organisational Design and Innovation, National Heritage Board, Singapore and his work with digital artists and technologies like AI and VR is changing museum experiences. One of a series of podcasts with museum people by For Arts Sake.


Published: 2024 | Resource type: Podcasts

Guidance: Trans-inclusive culture

This vital guidance sets out an ethical framework to support museums, galleries, archives and heritage organisations to realise their potential to create trans-inclusive spaces that foster dignity, equity and belonging. Developed by the University of Leicester’s Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG).


Published: 2023 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Beyond the gift shop: how retail is opening up museums to the world

In an ever-changing cultural landscape and at a time where experience is vital, museums are discovering new and innovative ways to approach retail, including taking it beyond their four walls. Jeani Tamakloe, Project Coordinator at The Revels Office, takes us beyond the museum gift shop.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Top five tips for communicating with families online

Based on regular consultation with families about what they want to see from museum and heritage sites Jocelyn Murdoch, Content and Communications Manager at Kids in Museums outlines top tips to communicate your offer. First published on the Cultural Content newsletter of digital specialists One Further.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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How museums can leverage emotions to build greater public support

Commissioned by Art Fund and the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) this report identifies how emotions can drive public support for museums. It includes practical recommendations on creating a case for support and campaigns that resonate emotionally with the public.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: Research

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Survey: Seeking Certainty – impact of the cost of living crisis

A summary of the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) survey of its members on the impact of the cost of living crisis.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: Research

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Supporting families during the cost of living crisis

Kids in Museums outline how you can create a generous and welcoming offer for all families, children and young people in the face of the rising cost of living. Aimed at those working in the museum sector but lots of advice that applies to many venues.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Digital Impact in Museums and Galleries

A review of the barriers museums face in their digital work – from content production to building new websites, from setting up interactives to fundraising online. An Art Fund report with the Museums Association, One Further and Cultural Associates, Oxford.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: Research

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National Museums Scotland: how we tell stories online

With hundreds of people and literally millions of objects, grappling with all the potential stories National Museums Scotland has to explore is no small task. How do they harness the raging content river’s power instead of being at its mercy? And how do they produce content that matters? Russell Dornan tells us how.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: Case studies

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Creatively minded at the museum

How can museums engage creatively with people with mental health problems? This report published by The Baring Foundation with the Museums Association features 16 museums who are taking the lead in this area.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Case studies

Dr Domonique Bouchard

Podcast: How heritage can give communities a new voice

Dr Dominique Bouchard, Head of Learning and Interpretation at English Heritage shares insights from her fifteen years of experience leading public programming and exhibitions, and explores ideas of how museums and heritage can help communities tell their own stories.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Podcasts

Anna Petrova

Podcast: Young people leading the way in museums

At 22 years old Anna Petrova is making a name for herself as the head of excursions at Odesa Fine Arts Museum, Ukraine. Anna shares her experiences working in ‘the pearl of the pearl’ of Ukraine and her hopes for the future.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Podcasts

Lizzie Peabody

Podcast: Bringing the Smithsonian to life through storytelling

Lizzie Peabody is the producer and host of the Smithsonian’s flagship podcast Sidedoor. Lizzie talks us through her approach to reaching new audiences wherever they are.  One of a series of podcasts with museum people by For Arts Sake.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Podcasts

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Marketing your museum to families

This is a straightforward, introductory guide for museum staff on how to promote your museum to families. Developed by Kids in Museums it covers all the basics with plenty of jump offs to further resources to find out more.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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How can your museum engage children, young people and families with LGBTQ+ heritage?

This guide by Kids in Museums is designed to support the work of museums to represent and include queer communities and engage children, young people and families with LGBTQ+ heritage.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Podcast: All inclusive – museum diversity and festival planning

Aisling Serrant, Community Engagement Manager at the Museum of London Docklands talks about her creative approach to making the museum a welcoming, inclusive, representative space for all. One of a series of podcasts with museum people by For Arts Sake.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Podcasts

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Getting to know your audiences with Art Tickets

Merrin Kalinowski, Museum Marketing Relationship Manager at Art Fund explains the benefits of their free ticketing system, Art Tickets. Built by museums, for museums the platform includes functionality for time ticketing, online events, membership and donations.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Article

Northumberland Museums sharing stories and learning

The digital edition of ‘bait time to celebrate’ in which stories and learning are shared from across the Museums Northumberland bait programme in South East Northumberland.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

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Lockdown Learning: what do we take forward, what do we leave behind

How the Creative People and Places Museums Northumberland bait programme sustained creative connections during the 2020/21 lockdowns and the learning they are taking forward post pandemic.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

Podcast: LGBTQ+ led museum tours

Dan Vo is the founder of the award-winning LGBTQ+ volunteer-led tours at the V&A. Dan discusses the history of these tours, the tour-guide training, the audiences, and the V&A academy course he currently leads. One of a series of podcasts with museum people by For Arts Sake.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Podcasts