What will museum of the future look like? There are some amazing new technologies which can help to bring the museum experience to the modern user, and especially to the youth who mostly expect everything to be digital. In this series of articles I will highlight some of these new and emerging ideas and technologies which are being developed. In this first articles I show how Virtual Reality is being used interactively to provide access to the oral history of Holocaust survivors.
We are renewing our offer to museums for us to provide a Mini Web Page which is localised to your town or city, and which is then discoverable by tourists and others. This is part of a larger initiative to create a general cultural atlas of the … [Continue reading]
The first article in this series introduced the issues with museum web sites, including those issues common to all historical sites and memory institutions. In this second article I focus on some of the content required and how this content can be … [Continue reading]
We conducted an analysis of museum web sites almost ten years ago, with the purpose of understanding how good are local museum web sites compared to the best in the world, and we repeated this study four years ago. We have recently commenced a new … [Continue reading]
SPECTRUM is the world-wide best practice standard for managing collections, and it owned and managed by Collections Trust based in London. More than 20,000 museums use SPECTRUM for their museum operations, and after many years it is now undergoing a … [Continue reading]