Future Museum Visitor Survey

Oct. 7, 2020 by

How will the museum of the future be? How can museums be improved? How would the museum of your dreams look like? Let’s change the future of museums together! Help us bring your dreams and visions to reality. It does

How museums ensure the safety of visitors after their reopening

Jul. 20, 2020 by

The happenings of the last months could have been scenes from an apocalyptical sci-fi movie. A virus that spread around the globe causing thousands of deaths and forcing the whole world into lockdown. Suddenly, fiction became reality in the year

Closed but active: How museums make their exhibitions and collections accessible from home

Mar. 26, 2020 by

More and more museums around the world have been forced to close over the last three weeks due to the spreading of coronavirus, but they have come up with several distinguished and creative ideas to stay connected to their audiences

Visiting museums leads to longer lives

Jan. 3, 2020 by

Are you still looking for a New Year’s resolution to stay healthy in 2020 but exhausting sport and a vegan lifestyle is not an option for you? We might have an idea for you. A research team from University College

Kick-off for Future Museum research project

Dec. 11, 2019 by

Kick-off for Future Museum research project Future Museum is a joint research project by Vienna-based MUSEUM BOOSTER GmbH and Fraunhofer IAO in Stuttgart. The two-year research programme (from December 2019 to November 2021) focuses on the digitalisation of museums, trends

Future Museum

Mar. 6, 2019 by

Fraunhofer IAO and MUSEUM BOOSTER explore potential for implementing cutting-edge technologies Fraunhofer IAO and MUSEUM BOOSTER will launch an innovation network for museums in July 2019. The goal of the Future Museum project is to assist museums in applying cutting-edge

Museum New Media Barometer 2018 was published

Jan. 11, 2019 by

On 21 December 2018, MUSEUM BOOSTER has released the Museum New Media Barometer 2018, a report on the usage of new media by the most-visited museums worldwide. It is the second edition of a survey on the digitalisation in the

What is the future of museums?

Nov. 22, 2018 by

Presentation of Sofia Widmann at the ICOM ICEE conference in Madrid What is the future of museums? How can museums stay (or become) relevant? On 13 November 2018, Sofia Widmann provided some answers to these questions on the Cultural Heritage

Usage of new media in museums

Aug. 12, 2018 by

Usage of new media in museums – update soon to be provided by leading cultural institutions There is obviously an increasing usage of new media in museums. In my day-to-day work, I encounter more museums wishing to implement interactive experiences.

Hands-on interactive elements in museums

Jul. 23, 2018 by

Hands-on interactive elements in museums – three simple ideas from two continents Travelling always brings me new inspirations. During my last two trips to Phoenix and Madrid I have seen some simple ideas for interactive elements for children and adults.

Museums in a smart city

Jun. 25, 2018 by

Museums in a smart city – all tourist attractions in one application September 2015, a Touring Exhibition Meeting in Istanbul. The meeting place of East and West was selected to host the conference of professionals from the entertainment and museum

What you need to know if you create a museum app

May. 24, 2018 by

What you need to know if you decide to create a museum app – developers’ opinion Sunny morning in Vienna. I take my bicycle and ride into the 5th district of Vienna – famous for Naschmarkt and its eye-catching Jugendstil

Review of museum apps

May. 2, 2018 by

Review of museum apps – 10 features which enhance the visitor experience Last autumn I visited New York for the first time. The list of museums that I wanted to see was very long, which left not so much time

Bridging art and technology

Apr. 19, 2018 by

Digitorial introduced by Max Hollein at Städel Photo: Städel Museum Bridging art and technology – why modern museum managers need digital skills Last week the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced its new Director: Max Hollein, from Vienna. The headline of

Instant shopping

Apr. 12, 2018 by

Instant shopping – how to increase sales in museums with the help of modern technology It is forbidden to take photos at the Prado. I found out about it when I was trying to capture a donkey at the painting

Art selfie

Apr. 7, 2018 by

Art selfie – turning a museum into a virtual playground (for kids and adults alike) A soup can got it, Marilyn Monroe got it, and now you can get it too – the Andy Warhol treatment. The retrospective Andy Warhol

How can small museums be found

Mar. 29, 2018 by

How can small museums be found – clever and cheap ways to increase museum attendance Almost ten years ago, I attended an exchange programme at Sophia Antipolis University in Nice. Spending a month on the Côte d’Azur, I wanted to

Museum boosting

Mar. 27, 2018 by

Museum boosting – the start of a blog on the digitalisation of the museum world My very first contact with the museum world happened when I attended school in Kiev. I was about nine or ten years old when my

Decreasing risks of new media projects

Mar. 22, 2018 by

Decreasing risks of new media projects – a viability check for digital tools in museums Cultural institutions experience difficulties in successfully implementing digital projects, which impedes positive impact of new media tools for museums. This often happens because museum managers

New media technologies & museum exhibitions

Mar. 21, 2018 by

Influence of new media technologies on the success of museum exhibitions – a summary A new era for museums has started: the era of communicating with the visitors. When creating an exhibition, it is not enough anymore to hang precious