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The French are famous for their cheese and now it’s being celebrated with the launch of a new cheese museum in Paris - the first in the country


King Charles III has taken up a position formerly held by his mother Queen Elizabeth II, becoming Royal Patron for the UK’s Art Fund


New research has found that museums in the UK need a 10-20% increase in funding just in order to stabilise their finances, with many concerned over ongoing funding shortfalls


The Albergo dei Poveri, one of Europe’s biggest historic buildings, is undergoing nearly €150m worth of work that will see it house the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, as well as university facilities and the city’s National Library


The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has promised “a new era of renewal and innovation” following the appointment of Medea Ekner as its new director general


London’s Natural History Museum has announced its newly transformed gardens will open to the public this July


The Getty Museum is set to return an ancient bronze head to Turkey after it discovered that the artefact was excavated illegally


After overseeing a transformation of London’s National Portrait Gallery, Nicholas Cullinan has been chosen to do the same again, this time as director of the British Museum


France’s Ampere Museum has uncovered a hidden gem in its reserves, with the only complete and authentic version of the Einstein-de Haas experiment set to go on display at the attraction in April


The Smithsonian Institution will introduce a new policy on human remains that will see descendants or communities of origin able to decide what happens to their ancestors


New York University’s Grey Art Museum has reopened at its new location with an ambitious new exhibition dedicated to American artists working in Postwar France


The UK’s Science Museum Group has revealed a significant partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Culture which includes the development of a new Museums Hub in Riyadh as the two nations focus on boosting co-operation, cultural exchange and more in the museum sector


Ripley’s is offering out its latest annual free of charge after some of its titles were pulled from school libraries as a direct result of Florida’s controversial law restricting the discussion of LGBTQ+ issues in public schools.


The British Museum has been bombarded with social media messages from Chilean Instagram users demanding the return the institution’s iconic Easter Island statues from its collection


A vote will take place on February 21 to decide whether or not a toppled statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston will go on display in Bristol's M Shed museum


Gone are the days of stuffy and quiet museums. In today's world, people seek unique experiences, an escape from reality, and a place where they can immerse themselves and express their creativity. With this in mind, we have asked our designers about the trends that are currently shaping museums. Read on to discover their insights


Hours after appearing in court following her arrest during a protest, climate campaigner Greta Thunberg appeared at the London Science Museum to protest the institution’s ties with fossil fuel supplier Adani


The American Heritage Museum has unveiled the restoration of a WWII-era German Deutsche Reichsbahn Rail Car in the first phase of a project aiming to develop a comprehensive permanent exhibit remembering the Holocaust


A former department store in Texas is set to become the new home of the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum following a multi-million-dollar renovation


The British Museum has been branded ‘astonishingly out of touch’ after announcing its decision to accept a record-breaking £50m donation from oil giant BP


Argentina no longer has a Ministry of Culture after its new President Javier Milei abolished the government office one day into his four year tenure


Christie has supplied a number of projection solutions for Museum X - an exciting immersive experience that recently opened to the public in South Korea


The soon-to-open Wisdome Stockholm at Tekniska Museet is the latest development as part of a national project to boost STEM activities and encourage sustainable construction methods across Sweden


Officials from Israeli museums have called on the International Council of Museums to recognise Hamas as a terror organisation “akin to the Taliban”


Yorkshire’s Craven Museum has beaten off competition from some of the UK’s top museums, galleries, historic homes and heritage sites to be named the winner of this year’s Family Friendly Museum Award


Alex Book, co-founder and chief strategy officer at Arcade – The Creative Reality Company, explains how attractions and cultural institutions can make use of immersive technologies to reach new audiences


A new exhibit from the National WWII Museum in New Orleans will give its visitors the opportunity to have conversations with some of the heroes of World War II, with AI technology powering the upcoming Voices from the Front experience


The Pokémon Company has announced an unusual collaboration that will see the popular Pokémon IP arrive at the Vincent Van Gogh Museum for a special event


NASA and the USDA Forest Service are offering public facing STEM operations in the US the chance to plan a ‘living piece of spaceflight history’ with seedlings literally flown to the moon and back


A stolen Van Gogh painting has been recovered by a private detective after its holder declared the work “a massive headache” to keep in their possession


Scotland’s V&A Dundee museum has removed the Sackler name from its displays as a result of the family’s alleged links to the US opioid crisis


Up to seven people could soon be charged with the theft of a solid gold toilet stolen from Blenheim Palace in 2019 following a major breakthrough in the case


A Banksy exhibition has broken box office records at Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art, attracting more than 180,000 visitors during its 10 week run


The Gorman Museum of Native American Art will reopen next month with a celebratory weekend marking the institution’s 50th anniversary


The Museums Association has said ‘categorically’ that theft from collections is ‘incredibly rare, after more than 1,500 priceless artefacts were found to have been stolen from the British Museum


The Orlando Museum of Art is suing its former director Aaron De Groft for allegedly seeking to profit from the sale of several fake Jean-Michel Basquiat artworks


An exhibition inspired by hit-series Derry Girls has drawn a record number of visitors to Londonderry’s Tower Museum


Peter Higgs, a veteran curator at London’s British Museum, has been named by two UK broadsheets as the employee dismissed by the institution for allegedly stealing and selling priceless artefacts


London’s British Museum has sacked an employee after several items from its collection were reported 'missing, stolen or damaged'


An open letter sent to the British Museum calls on outbound director Hartwig Fischer to remove BP’s name from the institution's lecture theatre


A new Peppa Pig-themed visitor experience has opened at the Natural History Museum in London, UK


The US’s Institute of Museum and Library Services has launched a pilot National Museum Survey as part of its ongoing mission to invest in the future of the country’s museums


A new immersive experience showcasing the work of French impressionist painter Claude Monet is coming to London, UK


London’s Horniman Museum has been awarded £5.7m by the National Lottery Heritage Fund for its Nature + Love project


Hartwig Fischer will step down as director of the British Museum in 2024 after eight years in the role


A new bill passed by the US’s House Appropriations Committee could jeopardise the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino by effectively banning the institution from spending tax payer money on the project


Unesco says it’s deeply dismayed over an attack carried out by the Russian forces, which hit several cultural sites in the city centre of Odesa, while President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy has pledged retaliation for the act


The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum has announced the public phase of a US$89m capital campaign to fund a complete transformation of the museum, its first significant renovation in nearly 40 years


The First Bank of the United States in Philadelphia has been granted US$22m in federal funding to turn the historic building into an interactive museum


New York’s Strong National Museum of Play has reopened following a US$75m transformation, described as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to create a unique destination centred around play


Engineering company Sanvik has used artificial intelligence to design a statue that draws on the styles of famous artists spanning three continents and 500 years, with the resulting work on display in Sweden’s Tekniska Museet


London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said that the UK and Greece should come to an agreement to share the controversial Parthenon Marbles currently on display at the British Museum


The leaders of London’s National Portrait Gallery say the historic institution is now more accessible to all, with a complete reimagining of the attraction focused on increasing representation and inspiring people


The Met and the Smithsonian have worked with the US Army to help train soldiers in preserving and protecting cultural heritage in conflict zones


The UK’s Peace Museum has been awarded a £250,000 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund that will see the museum relocate to Saltaire, a World Heritage village in West Yorkshire


The British Museum has refuted claims that it has ended its commercial partnership with BP following reports that the institution had ended its 27-year relationship with the fossil fuel giant


Qatar has launched an exhibition showcasing plans for four new museums, with the Art Mill Museum, Lusail Museum, Qatar Auto Museum and Dadu Children’s Museum of Qatar all to open in the country by the end of the decade


A museum in the Netherlands has come under fire for cultural appropriation, after using the likeness of American rapper Nas’ in a Tutankhamun-inspired bust


The Royal Commission for the ancient Saudi Arabian city of AlUla has approved plans for a new eco-luxury destination with its own museum


A major museum dedicated to the history of the Spanish monarchy will open its doors in Madrid next month


The former home of both George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix has reopened to the public in London following a two-year, £3m renovation


The highly-anticipated Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation has opened at the American Museum of Natural History


London’s Vagina Museum will be forced to close its doors permanently if fundraising efforts are unsuccessful, the museum has announced


Five cultural institutions are in the running for this year’s Art Fund Museum of the Year 2023


A new exhibition celebrating and exploring the life and times of iconic English footballer Paul Gascoigne has opened its doors in London


A new exhibition, sharing multiple perspectives on The Troubles in Northern Ireland, will open at London’s Imperial War Museum at the end of May


A consortium of art foundations and charitable organisations has launched a new funding initiative that aims to promote diversity and inclusion in art museum leadership roles across the US


Maxim Zhestkov, the artist behind the digital artwork that accompanied the launch of the PS5, has launched an evolving virtual art gallery


The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum has launched a US$25m capital campaign to build a new 30,000sq ft facility celebrating the rich history of African American baseball and its impact on the social advancement of America


A museum visitor who declared himself ‘hungry’ has eaten an artwork in South Korea worth an estimated US$120,000


A UK-based military museum has become not only the first museum in the world to reach 100 million views on Youtube but also the most-watched museum-based YouTube channel in the world


The Museum of London has received a cash injection of £73m from the City of London Corporation, with the funding being used to support the next stage of plans to relocate the attraction to Smithfield in 2026


A new blockbuster exhibition based on hit CBBC show Operation Ouch! will open at the Science and Industry Museum (SIM) in Manchester, UK, in July


A new museum, showcasing the UK’s rich glass-making history, has opened in the West Midlands, UK, as part of a multi-million-pound, multi-use development project


A new outdoor art gallery, inspired by annual arts and music festival Burning Man, has opened on the Las Vegas strip


Work has started on a new agriculture museum dedicated to cannabis in Atlantic City. The museum is one of several marijuana-themed projects greenlit by the city in the hopes of attracting a new wave of ‘weed tourists’


A major museum dedicated to William Shakespeare will be built on the foundations of the theatre where the famed playwright hosted some of his first works


Hong Kong’s M+ Museum is to give away thousands of tickets to its blockbuster Yayoi Kusama exhibition in the hope that it will help raise discussions about mental health


A new museum celebrating the legacy of Amelia Earhart is set to open its doors in the aviation legend’s hometown of Atchison, Kansas


A new museum dedicated to failure has opened in Brooklyn, New York. The Museum of Failure celebrates bad ideas and features 150 items that were considered to be commercial failures


A US$14m museum is being developed for Chichén Itzá, one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations


Christie has teamed up with Brazil’s Museum of Image and Sound of Ceará on the installation of an immersive multimedia room as part of a revamp of the historic institution


The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is expected to open in 2025 after experiencing several delays.


Thousands of UK museum and heritage workers have joined industrial action protesting against low pay and other working conditions.


The Whitney Museum of American Art’s long-term director Adam Weinberg is set to leave the institution in November, with Scott Rothkopf set to succeed him in the role


Tate Liverpool will close its doors in October ahead of a £25.5m multi-year redevlopment helmed by British architecture firm 6a architects


A private contemporary art museum in the US has received a US$1.9bn endowment, one of the largest arts donations ever made, from US businessman Mitchell Rales


The Young V&A, formerly the V&A Museum of Childhood, will reopen in East London, after a multi-year, multi-million-pound redevelopment


The Smithsonian has raised more than US$55m towards the development of its upcoming American Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C.


Original costumes, set designs, drawings and handwritten lyrics will allow visitors to V&A East to trace David Bowie’s creative process across six decades


Romain Grosjean’s torched F1 car from the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix is set to go on display as part of a wider touring exhibition looking at the world of F1


A museum dedicated to sharing Scotland’s history with the occult will open in Edinburgh at the end of February


The popular Titanic Belfast attraction will reopen next month with four new galleries and a 7.6m-long replica of the iconic ship following a multi-million pound revamp


The Vagina Museum has announced that it will close this week after being asked to vacate its East London premises


Workers at the British Museum along with a number of other institutions across the UK are set to go on strike in February


Kids in Museums has launched a new initiative aimed at having young people discuss, learn and advocate for the future of the museum sector


Tate St Ives is seeking an architect-led multi-discipline team to lead a major renovation of Palais de Danse, the former studio of renowned sculptor Barbara Hepworth


The UK government has announced the launch of a new Energy Bill Discount Scheme offering significant discounts for vulnerable businesses including museums and heritage sites


A ‘radical, once-in-a-generation’ development will see Bradford’s National Science and Media Museum undergo a year-long transformation starting in June


After a difficult few years the museum sector is showing promising signs of recovery with several exciting projects set to open this year. Here are 14 of 2023’s most anticipated museum openings


Following Argentina’s historic win at the 2022 World Cup, the student accommodation that global footballing icon Lionel Messi stayed in is set to be turned into its own mini museum


Rodin Museum officials have decided to pull out of a €16m project in the Canary Islands, which would have seen an outpost of the famous institution built in Santa Cruz de Tenerife


Arguably Britain’s most well known dinosaur - the Natural History Museum’s iconic ‘Dippy’ the diplodocus - is set for a three year move to Coventry starting next month


The Neobio Museum is a brand new attraction in Shanghai, China, offering experiential STEM education to young people


The Museum of Sex is expanding, with the New York attraction announcing plans to open a new Miami location in the spring


New online courses from the Natural History Museum will share exciting insights into the institution’s research


Country music icon Dolly Parton has revealed plans to open a self-dedicated museum in Tennessee that could form part of a wider cultural complex


Directors from The Met, British Museum, Louvre and National Gallery have signed an open letter published by ICOM condemning the ‘risky endangerment’ of irreplaceable artworks in climate demonstrations


A new permanent exhibition exploring life on Mars has opened at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, US


Footballing legend Cristiano Ronaldo has taken over the iconic Times Square to unveil a new waxwork for Madame Tussauds New York


UK museums are struggling to meet skyrocketing energy bills, with the energy crisis posing a higher threat to the sector than the Covid-19 pandemic


Russia’s lethal barrage of strikes against Ukrainian cities this week has seen a number of cultural sites in the capital of Kyiv hit


Researchers from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and London’s Natural History Museum have discovered the cause of damage to several medieval murals in a Unesco World Heritage site in Ukraine


The Louvre is among a number of French cultural institutions and landmarks turning their lights off in an attempt to cut soaring energy costs


The Giant - a mammoth moving attraction and exhibition - is coming to a city near you


The attractions community has been sharing stories of the profound impact Queen Elizabeth II had on some of Britain’s most beloved institutions, paying tribute to the monarch following her death, aged 96


Progress slow and hampered by financial woes, but museum soldiers on with hopes of a full reopening in 2027


JRA has revitalised Bush's Visitor Center Museum in Tennessee, celebrating the brand’s history and all things bean with an all-new guest experience


The US$69m addition furthers the Queens Museum mission to bring arts and education to a diverse and international community


As well as multi-sensory, playful and colourful installations, the attraction has a café, bar and retail store


Changes to the 2007 definition of a museum reflect industry’s more inclusive and sustainable aims and roles


The Natural History Museum’s Generation Hope: Act for the Planet programme will offer a series of free in-person and online events aimed at young people to help drive positive change for the planet


Hongkou attraction to honour city’s avant-garde literary movement of the 1920s and its respected authors


A new art installation powered by data from London’s Natural History Museum will provide an ever-changing visual representation of how society’s choices impact the natural world


Carmel Allen has been named the new managing director of Tate


The British Museum has proposed a ‘Parthenon partnership’ that could see the Parthenon Marbles - also known as the Elgin Marbles - returned to Greece for the first time in more than 200 years


Fundraising has started for the Natural History Museum’s Urban Nature Project, a scheme which will allow the museum to turn its five-acre site into a free-to-visit educational outdoor space


Shark Week is back for 2022 and Planet Attractions has taken a deep dive to find a collection of shark-related content that you can take in during the event


Former pro skateboarders Jason Lee and Chris Pastras have donated personal skateboarding memorabilia to The Smithsonian to be a part of its sports history collection


Detailed replicas of the controversial Elgin or Parthenon Marbles, created by a robot, will soon go on display in London


Art conservators at the National Galleries of Scotland have discovered a hidden self-portrait of Van Gogh on the back of another of the artist’s works during an X-ray


Celebrated architecture firm Adjaye Associates will lead a major redesign project at two UK museums; The International Slavery Museum and the Maritime Museum


Madame Tussauds has taken a cheeky dig at Boris Johnson, after a waxwork of the soon-to-be-former Prime Minister appeared outside a Job Centre in Blackpool


Glastonbury founder, Michael Eavis has been commemorated with a specially-commissioned portrait at the National Portrait Gallery. He has also been named as a patron of Somerset’s Radstock Museum


Colour deficient and colour-blind visitors to Australia’s Chau Chak Wing Museum are now being offered special glasses to see works of art in clear, vibrant colour for the first time


Dame Mary Archer, chair of the Science Museum Group, has paid tribute to cancer awareness campaigner Dame Deborah James, who passed away in June


A courtyard at the Louvre was transformed into a children’s toy race track during Paris Fashion Week for a special Louis Vuitton show


A recently-released study suggests that a museum visit can help an array of mental and physical conditions, including anxiety, chronic pain and even dementia


Unesco has verified more than 150 cultural sites in Ukraine have been either partially or completely destroyed since the Vladimir Putin-led invasion by Russia


The US$70m is being funded from donations, and hopes to attract some 35,000 visitors annually after its 2024 opening


The Science and Industry Museum has received a generous donation from The Law Family Charitable Foundation for the refurbishment of its Power Hall


The redeveloped ‘The Open Era’ gallery is now open to the public at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum


Paris Hilton has made a significant donation to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art that will enable the museum to acquire digital artworks by female artists


The Adler Planetarium in Chicago is one of a number of informal education institutions to receive NASA funding to serve students from communities underrepresented in STEM fields


The Hong Kong Palace Museum is the newest addition to the West Kowloon Cultural District with the HK$3.5bn attraction set to open its doors to the public for the first time next month


Thank You Walt Disney, Inc has launched a virtual tour of Walt Disney’s historic Laugh-O-Gram Studio, with the historic animation site set to open to the public following work in Q4 2023


Jean-Luc Martinez stands accused of conspiring to hide the origin of archaeological treasures that investigators say were smuggled out of Egypt during the Arab Spring uprisings


A man entered the Louvre on Sunday disguised as an old lady in a wheelchair in an attempt to deface the Mona Lisa with cake


Google Arts & Culture celebrated Internation Museum Day with the launch of three new mind-bending AR art filters


The British government is supporting a range of public sector organisations in reducing their dependency on carbon and improving energy efficiency


Construction has started on the King Salman Park’s Royal Arts Complex, which once complete will act as a cultural hub for the Saudi capital of Riyadh


‘The Pop District’ from The Andy Warhol Museum will feature a larger cultural hub for live music, events, public art, expanded programming and a home for creative workplace development


The Natural History Museum is partnering with the University of Reading on a major new digitisation centre to be built at the Thames Valley Science Park


The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science is set to reopen on May 23 following an extensive renovation


A new arts space highlighting work from LGBTQ+ artists will open its doors in London next month


An iconic wedding destination is now home to a new visitor experience, with designers Mather & Co behind the newly-opened Gretna Green Experience


The mayor of Paris has ordered the general inspectorate to investigate instances of harassment across the city’s fourteen municipal museums


Starting this August, Katherine E. Fleming will take the reins at the J. Paul Getty Trust, leading the institution’s mission to advance and share the world's art and cultural heritage for the benefit of all


Starting this June you’ll be able to find the Wizarding World’s Fantastic Beasts at the Royal Ontario Museum, with the popular Natural History Museum exhibition set to embark on the first leg of its world tour


A new exhibition from the Smithsonian National Postal Museum will explore the sport of baseball and how it came to be ‘America’s pastime’ through the lens of stamps and mail


Art and antiquities dealer Roben Dib has been arrested on charges of gang fraud and money laundering


The museum closed due to security concerns in 2019, and was then hit by the coronavirus pandemic


Seventeen security guards turned curator to create an exhibit inspired by music, black artists, humour, and social justice, or simply time spent guarding a particular piece


The study explored the impact of ‘cultural capital’ on exam results of children from different social classes


The event, called Playful by Nature, invites visitors to explore the natural world by stepping into a virtual one


A new documentary filmed at the Natural History Museum explores the origin stories of mythical beasts that inspired the creatures in the Fantastic Beasts series


Los Angeles’ iconic La Brea Tar Pits will soon undergo a major transformation should a masterplan by Weiss/Manfredi pass its environmental review


The major exhibition at the National Railway Museum is the latest in a series of events to be axed as UK cultural institutions move to show their support to Ukraine


A waxwork of Vladimir Putin in France’s iconic Grevin Museum could be replaced with one of Volodymyr Zelensky after the Putin statue was vandalised by visitors over the weekend


The Ivankiv Historical and Local History Museum was burned to the ground as Russia continues its aggressive invasion of the country


Several new experiences, including an interactive gallery, are scheduled to open in April


The National Portrait Gallery and BP have decided to mutually end their decades-long commercial partnership


The Vagina Museum is set to reopen at Enter, a creative arts hub in East London, in March after a six-month closure


Escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia have seen Ukrainian institutions prepare security and evacuation plans should the worst happen


Officials at the British Museum reportedly recently met with BP officials to discuss options for support ‘post Spring 2023’, hinting at a likely renewal of the controversial partnership


Neil MacGregor will speak to directors and curators at twenty museums across the country about the role museums play in society


The Motown Museum has been given a million dollar boost towards its US$55m expansion campaign


One of the world’s most important works of prehistoric art has found a new home at the British Museum


The Museum of London will relocate from its current site at The Barbican in London Wall to the historic Smithfield Market, where it will reopen as The London Museum in 2026


The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino has named its founding director, with industry veteran Jorge Zamanillo set to take up the role in May


LGBTQ+ charity Queer Britain will open the UK’s first LGBTQ+ museum in London with support from Art Fund


With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.


The Jean Nouvel-designed Museum of Art Pudong has been in operation for six months. Alice Davis paid a visit to the cultural newcomer in Shanghai


Work being carried out by the Louvre and Sotheby’s could ‘lead to restitutions’ as the Parisian institution researches the history of items in its collection acquired between 1933 and 1945


The Museum of East Anglian Life is set to undergo a name change in the hopes that a new emphasis on food will broaden its audience appeal


Political unrest in Kazakhstan has seen a group of protestors invade the state museum in search of priceless ancient armour


Martin Luther King Jr’s original ‘I have a dream’ speech is now on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is open in observance of Martin Luther King Jr day


The new museum will provide a space where visitors can physically interact with digital artworks and NFTs


A new initiative from France’s Grand Palais will see the development of digital experiences for some of the world’s most iconic artworks, starting with a debut exhibition on the Louvre’s Mona Lisa


Anglian Water is seeking funding for a Rutland-based display of the ‘Rutland sea dragon’, the UK’s largest ichthyosaur fossil discovered at the Rutland Water reservoir in 2021


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced US$24.7m in grants for 208 humanities projects across the US


The British Museum is returning to the NFT market with the listing of a rare collection of JMW Turner paintings in digital form


An additional £30m in emergency funding has been made available through the UK’s Culture Recovery Fund to support museums, cinemas, theatres and heritage organisations with the impact of the Omicron variant this winter


Prince Charles has become patron of Museum of London following a visit to the institution’s under development new home earlier this year


The personal collection of Gene Simmons will go on display for all to see at a brand new museum fronted by the star coming to The Rio in Las Vegas


NASA has selected a group of projects from across the US to receive a share of US$520,000 in funding as Education Community Anchors


The Met is taking its first-ever look at Disney’s theme parks as part of a special exhibition dedicated to the inspirations behind Walt Disney’s most iconic creations


Tis the season to be jolly AND to give gifts, so why not give a special gift to a special someone from your favourite attraction? We took a look at some of our favourite stocking fillers from the world’s biggest attractions


Even the Natural History Museum’s dinosaurs are getting into the Christmas spirit, with one of the museum’s dinosaur’s now donning a giant Christmas jumper


You’ll need an armed military escort to get there but the reward will be great with a new museum dedicated to exploring themes of peace through art inside Korea’s DMZ


The charity launches Energise Young Minds to help alleviate “perfect storm” of disruptions affecting young people and the cultural sector


The Moscow contemporary art museum unveils SANAA’s designs for the new Hexagon building, a “thoughtful and sensitive” interpretation of the historic site


Past meets future in this Rockwell-designed exhibition, which features 150 installations and artworks, including a guest appearance from Marvel Studios


M+, four years behind schedule, hopes to boost post-pandemic tourism to Hong Kong and free admission will be offered during the first year of opening


A new building will house the lobby and event spaces, while the outdoors riverside area will be landscaped to attract riverside pedestrians


The founder of Madame Tussauds and the father of the Latin American attractions industry have both taken their rightful place as a part of the IAAPA Hall of Fame


When it comes to global trends this is THE next big thing and there’s a good chance you don’t quite know what it means yet. Welcome to the metaverse and here’s exactly why you need to get in on the ground floor.


Former Universal, DreamWorks and Warner Bros creative David Woody has set his sights on a new venture after being named vice president and chief creative officer for the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry


A Dutch court has ruled that Crimean artefacts on loan in the Netherlands at the time of the disputed region’s annexing must be returned to Ukraine


Several British museums will work alongside the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York on a research project examining the links between railways and the slave trade


Set up by tech entrepreneur Frédéric Jousset, Art Explora will go on a tour of the Mediterranean in 2023 with a €32m catamaran the choice of transport for the floating attraction


Telecommunications giant Vodafone is supporting the development of a brand-new digital museum dedicated to the history of the mobile phone


The museum took three months to build and is made up of more than 10,000 plastic waste items, including bottles, straws and plastic bags


The city of Vienna has taken the rather unusual approach to displaying some of its more explicit artworks, with four of its most prestigious museums adopting the OnlyFans platform to showcase certain works


The team behind Universal Studios’ iconic Horror Nights in Singapore has launched an exhibition exploring what goes into planning the horrifying event.


The popular Museum of Ice Cream is coming to Chicago in 2022, with the interactive experience set to make its debut inside the historic Tribune Tower


The Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery has been named the winner of this year’s Family Friendly Museum Award


Once open, the museum aims to champion children’s creativity and encourage visitors to develop their skills through performance, play and design


J. Tomilson Hill is the new chairman of the Guggenheim, while Claudia Rankine becomes only the second ever black female to be named a trustee for the institution


The Pandora Papers have revealed The Met as one of several major institutions to have displayed looted items linked to indicted art dealer Douglas Latchford


Study for Worn Out was held in a private collection for more than 100 years before going on display at the Van Gogh Museum


The Met is offering visitors a chance to connect with artists and community partners from across New York City during a daylong celebration held inside and outside of the historic institution


The experience follows a pod of endangered orcas struggling for survival in the Pacific Ocean


The ice rink was cancelled last year due to the ongoing pandemic


Two men attempted to abscond with a valuable Monet artwork only for the pair to drop the painting as they fled the scene on a motorcycle


Three major institutions have taken offence to a new initiative from Pormhub promoting art through the medium of adult entertainment


The museum returned the sacred items to the Siksika Nation after almost a century


The newly opened museum is hoped to boost dive tourism in the country


The V&A Dundee will close to general visitors in order to provide a safe and comfortable environment for visitors with sensory needs


The self-guided Mr. Men Little Miss Discovery Trail takes visitors through the museum’s permanent collection of Mr. Men and Little Miss memorabilia


The 80-minute documentary will take viewers behind-the-scenes of the V&A’s Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser exhibition


Details of the gagging clause were shared by campaign group; Culture Unstained, which described the agreement as ‘problematic’.


The animated short encourages museums and other heritage sites to safeguard their collections from pests


Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein has opened its doors to the public a stone's throw away from where the famous author first dreamt up the legendary monster


The Natural History Museum’s iconic diplodocus ‘Dippy’ is about to complete a tour of the UK after arriving at his final destination - Norwich Cathedral


The Smithsonian has received the largest donation in its history with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos donating US$200m for the development of two key projects for the institution


South Korea’s global contribution to pop culture is set to be explored in a new exhibition from London’s V&A museum


The migration of artefacts will be the largest since the 1880s and will see more than a third of the museum’s collection relocated to the brand-new Harwell Campus


Just ahead of it coming home, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has announced the opening of a new arts space inside the club’s stadium


The long-awaited Shanghai Astronomy Museum is set to open its doors to the public on July 18


A 66 million-year-old T-Rex has gone on display in Nottingham, marking the first time one has gone on display in England since the early 20th century


Funded in-part by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Manchester Jewish museum has reopened its doors following a multi-million pound redevelopment


The Museum of the Home has been refused permission to remove a statue of Robert Geffrye despite public calls to ditch the controversial work


Sport and culture, the spirit of Ancient Greece and the thousands of missing spectators for this year’s Olympics will be celebrated in a series of installations celebrating the event in Tokyo


Osborne will join the museum’s board of trustees on September 1, taking up the position of chairman in October


Three British art galleries will present a series of exhibitions and collaborations looking back at the past year to explore the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic


US$4m has been gifted to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, with the funding being used to explore American history through the ‘all-encompassing lens of food’


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Paris welcomes France’s first cheese museum


The French are famous for their cheese and now it’s being celebrated with the launch of a new cheese museum in Paris - the first in the country

King Charles III becomes Royal Patron for UK’s Art Fund


King Charles III has taken up a position formerly held by his mother Queen Elizabeth II, becoming Royal Patron for the UK’s Art Fund

Two-thirds of UK museum directors concerned over funding shortfalls


New research has found that museums in the UK need a 10-20% increase in funding just in order to stabilise their finances, with many concerned over ongoing funding shortfalls

Museum plans included as Italy begins major redevelopment of one of Europe’s largest historic buildings


The Albergo dei Poveri, one of Europe’s biggest historic buildings, is undergoing nearly €150m worth of work that will see it house the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, as well as university facilities and the city’s National Library

‘Era of renewal and innovation’ as ICOM appoints Medea Ekner as new director general


The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has promised “a new era of renewal and innovation” following the appointment of Medea Ekner as its new director general

Transformed Natural History Museum gardens to reopen in July


London’s Natural History Museum has announced its newly transformed gardens will open to the public this July

Getty to return illegally excavated bronze head to Turkey


The Getty Museum is set to return an ancient bronze head to Turkey after it discovered that the artefact was excavated illegally

Nicholas Cullinan to join British Museum as new director


After overseeing a transformation of London’s National Portrait Gallery, Nicholas Cullinan has been chosen to do the same again, this time as director of the British Museum

Authentic Einstein experiment uncovered in French museum


France’s Ampere Museum has uncovered a hidden gem in its reserves, with the only complete and authentic version of the Einstein-de Haas experiment set to go on display at the attraction in April

Smithsonian to introduce new human remains policy following task force investigation


The Smithsonian Institution will introduce a new policy on human remains that will see descendants or communities of origin able to decide what happens to their ancestors

Grey Art Museum opens at new location with “most ambitious” show to date


New York University’s Grey Art Museum has reopened at its new location with an ambitious new exhibition dedicated to American artists working in Postwar France

Science Museum Group to develop Riyadh hub after announcing partnership with Saudi Ministry of Culture


The UK’s Science Museum Group has revealed a significant partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Culture which includes the development of a new Museums Hub in Riyadh as the two nations focus on boosting co-operation, cultural exchange and more in the museum sector

Ripley’s responds to Florida book ban by offering free books to residents


Ripley’s is offering out its latest annual free of charge after some of its titles were pulled from school libraries as a direct result of Florida’s controversial law restricting the discussion of LGBTQ+ issues in public schools.

Influencer causes social storm as British Museum’s Instagram account inundated with calls to return Easter Island statues


The British Museum has been bombarded with social media messages from Chilean Instagram users demanding the return the institution’s iconic Easter Island statues from its collection

Bristol museum reveals plan to become permanent home for toppled Edward Colston statue


A vote will take place on February 21 to decide whether or not a toppled statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston will go on display in Bristol's M Shed museum

Museum exhibition design trends


Gone are the days of stuffy and quiet museums. In today's world, people seek unique experiences, an escape from reality, and a place where they can immerse themselves and express their creativity. With this in mind, we have asked our designers about the trends that are currently shaping museums. Read on to discover their insights

Greta Thunberg hijacks Science Museum debate over controversial fossil fuel sponsorships


Hours after appearing in court following her arrest during a protest, climate campaigner Greta Thunberg appeared at the London Science Museum to protest the institution’s ties with fossil fuel supplier Adani

Holocaust-era train car goes on display at American Heritage Museum


The American Heritage Museum has unveiled the restoration of a WWII-era German Deutsche Reichsbahn Rail Car in the first phase of a project aiming to develop a comprehensive permanent exhibit remembering the Holocaust

San Antonio African American Museum plans US$40m relocation to former department store


A former department store in Texas is set to become the new home of the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum following a multi-million-dollar renovation

British Museum criticised after signing record-breaking £50m funding deal with BP


The British Museum has been branded ‘astonishingly out of touch’ after announcing its decision to accept a record-breaking £50m donation from oil giant BP

Argentina’s new President Javier Milei abolishes Ministry of Culture after one day


Argentina no longer has a Ministry of Culture after its new President Javier Milei abolished the government office one day into his four year tenure

South Korea’s Museum X wows audiences with immersive experiences powered by Christie technology


Christie has supplied a number of projection solutions for Museum X - an exciting immersive experience that recently opened to the public in South Korea

Wisdome Stockholm represents latest in sustainable development as nationally important STEM project set to open doors in Sweden


The soon-to-open Wisdome Stockholm at Tekniska Museet is the latest development as part of a national project to boost STEM activities and encourage sustainable construction methods across Sweden

Israeli museum officials issue urgent appeal to ICOM to condemn Hamas attacks in open letter


Officials from Israeli museums have called on the International Council of Museums to recognise Hamas as a terror organisation “akin to the Taliban”

Craven Museum named winner of Family Friendly Museum Award 2023


Yorkshire’s Craven Museum has beaten off competition from some of the UK’s top museums, galleries, historic homes and heritage sites to be named the winner of this year’s Family Friendly Museum Award

Using technology to take the visitor experience beyond the four walls


Alex Book, co-founder and chief strategy officer at Arcade – The Creative Reality Company, explains how attractions and cultural institutions can make use of immersive technologies to reach new audiences

Upcoming AI experience allows museum visitors to speak to the heroes of World War II


A new exhibit from the National WWII Museum in New Orleans will give its visitors the opportunity to have conversations with some of the heroes of World War II, with AI technology powering the upcoming Voices from the Front experience

Pokémon and Van Gogh collaboration to open at the end of September


The Pokémon Company has announced an unusual collaboration that will see the popular Pokémon IP arrive at the Vincent Van Gogh Museum for a special event

Moon tree seedlings to be shared with public-facing STEM educators


NASA and the USDA Forest Service are offering public facing STEM operations in the US the chance to plan a ‘living piece of spaceflight history’ with seedlings literally flown to the moon and back

Stolen €6m Van Gogh painting recovered by private detective after holder brands piece ‘a massive headache’


A stolen Van Gogh painting has been recovered by a private detective after its holder declared the work “a massive headache” to keep in their possession

V&A Dundee the latest institution to cuts ties with Sackler family


Scotland’s V&A Dundee museum has removed the Sackler name from its displays as a result of the family’s alleged links to the US opioid crisis

Breakthrough in Blenheim Palace US$6m gold toilet theft


Up to seven people could soon be charged with the theft of a solid gold toilet stolen from Blenheim Palace in 2019 following a major breakthrough in the case

Banksy’s first solo exhibition in 14 years draws record numbers to Glasgow gallery


A Banksy exhibition has broken box office records at Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art, attracting more than 180,000 visitors during its 10 week run

Gorman Museum of Native American Art celebrates 50 years with opening of expanded new home


The Gorman Museum of Native American Art will reopen next month with a celebratory weekend marking the institution’s 50th anniversary

Museum theft ‘rare’ says Museums Association following British Museum revelations


The Museums Association has said ‘categorically’ that theft from collections is ‘incredibly rare, after more than 1,500 priceless artefacts were found to have been stolen from the British Museum

Orlando Museum of Art sues former director for seeking to profit from fake Basquiats


The Orlando Museum of Art is suing its former director Aaron De Groft for allegedly seeking to profit from the sale of several fake Jean-Michel Basquiat artworks

Derry Girls Experience draws record visitor numbers for Northern Ireland’s Tower Museum


An exhibition inspired by hit-series Derry Girls has drawn a record number of visitors to Londonderry’s Tower Museum

British Museum employee dismissed for missing antiquities alleged to be curator Peter Higgs


Peter Higgs, a veteran curator at London’s British Museum, has been named by two UK broadsheets as the employee dismissed by the institution for allegedly stealing and selling priceless artefacts

British Museum employee dismissed over missing artefacts


London’s British Museum has sacked an employee after several items from its collection were reported 'missing, stolen or damaged'

Open letter calls on British Museum to rename BP Lecture Theatre


An open letter sent to the British Museum calls on outbound director Hartwig Fischer to remove BP’s name from the institution's lecture theatre

Peppa Pig’s Discovery Playroom opens at London’s Natural History Museum


A new Peppa Pig-themed visitor experience has opened at the Natural History Museum in London, UK

Pilot national museum survey launched to shape future of US museums sector


The US’s Institute of Museum and Library Services has launched a pilot National Museum Survey as part of its ongoing mission to invest in the future of the country’s museums

Immersive Monet experience making its way to London later this year


A new immersive experience showcasing the work of French impressionist painter Claude Monet is coming to London, UK

Horniman Museum’s Nature + Love project awarded £5.7m in Lottery funding


London’s Horniman Museum has been awarded £5.7m by the National Lottery Heritage Fund for its Nature + Love project

Hartwig Fischer to step down as director of British Museum


Hartwig Fischer will step down as director of the British Museum in 2024 after eight years in the role

Smithsonian Latino museum under threat after Reublican lawmakers move to block funding


A new bill passed by the US’s House Appropriations Committee could jeopardise the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino by effectively banning the institution from spending tax payer money on the project

Unesco and Zelenskyy condemn Russian attacks on historic World Heritage Site


Unesco says it’s deeply dismayed over an attack carried out by the Russian forces, which hit several cultural sites in the city centre of Odesa, while President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy has pledged retaliation for the act

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum set to undergo major redevelopment following launch of US$89m capital campaign


The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum has announced the public phase of a US$89m capital campaign to fund a complete transformation of the museum, its first significant renovation in nearly 40 years

First Bank of the United States set to undergo US$22.2m museum transformation


The First Bank of the United States in Philadelphia has been granted US$22m in federal funding to turn the historic building into an interactive museum

‘Once in a lifetime opportunity’: New York’s Strong National Museum of Play reopens following US$75m expansion


New York’s Strong National Museum of Play has reopened following a US$75m transformation, described as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to create a unique destination centred around play

WATCH: AI draws on 500 years of history to design statue in the styles of iconic sculptors


Engineering company Sanvik has used artificial intelligence to design a statue that draws on the styles of famous artists spanning three continents and 500 years, with the resulting work on display in Sweden’s Tekniska Museet

Mayor of London says Greece and UK should ‘share’ Parthenon Marbles


London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said that the UK and Greece should come to an agreement to share the controversial Parthenon Marbles currently on display at the British Museum

Reopened and reimagined National Portrait Gallery ‘of people, for people’ following £35.5m transformation


The leaders of London’s National Portrait Gallery say the historic institution is now more accessible to all, with a complete reimagining of the attraction focused on increasing representation and inspiring people

Met and Smithsonian team up to train US Army to protect cultural heritage


The Met and the Smithsonian have worked with the US Army to help train soldiers in preserving and protecting cultural heritage in conflict zones

UK’s Peace Museum to reopen in Unesco World Heritage village in 2024


The UK’s Peace Museum has been awarded a £250,000 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund that will see the museum relocate to Saltaire, a World Heritage village in West Yorkshire

British Museum denies ending controversial BP partnership


The British Museum has refuted claims that it has ended its commercial partnership with BP following reports that the institution had ended its 27-year relationship with the fossil fuel giant

Qatar unveils ‘next generation’ of cultural institutions at Venice Biennale


Qatar has launched an exhibition showcasing plans for four new museums, with the Art Mill Museum, Lusail Museum, Qatar Auto Museum and Dadu Children’s Museum of Qatar all to open in the country by the end of the decade

Dutch museum faces backlash over Nas-Inspired Tutankhamun bust


A museum in the Netherlands has come under fire for cultural appropriation, after using the likeness of American rapper Nas’ in a Tutankhamun-inspired bust

Museum at the heart of plan for luxury eco-resort in Saudi Arabia’s ancient city of AlUla


The Royal Commission for the ancient Saudi Arabian city of AlUla has approved plans for a new eco-luxury destination with its own museum

Madrid’s Royal Collection Gallery to open in June


A major museum dedicated to the history of the Spanish monarchy will open its doors in Madrid next month

Former home of George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix reopens in London after multi-million pound revamp


The former home of both George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix has reopened to the public in London following a two-year, £3m renovation

American Museum of Natural History opens US$465m education and innovation centre


The highly-anticipated Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation has opened at the American Museum of Natural History

London’s Vagina Museum could close permanently if fundraising efforts are unsuccessful


London’s Vagina Museum will be forced to close its doors permanently if fundraising efforts are unsuccessful, the museum has announced

Art Fund reveals Museum of the Year 2023 shortlist


Five cultural institutions are in the running for this year’s Art Fund Museum of the Year 2023

The World of Gazza!!: New exhibition explores life and times of iconic English footballer Paul Gascoigne


A new exhibition celebrating and exploring the life and times of iconic English footballer Paul Gascoigne has opened its doors in London

London’s Imperial War Museum to open exhibition exploring The Troubles in Northern Ireland


A new exhibition, sharing multiple perspectives on The Troubles in Northern Ireland, will open at London’s Imperial War Museum at the end of May

New funding initiative commits US$11m to promote diversity in leadership at US art museums


A consortium of art foundations and charitable organisations has launched a new funding initiative that aims to promote diversity and inclusion in art museum leadership roles across the US

Artist behind celebrated PS5 campaign launches VR art gallery


Maxim Zhestkov, the artist behind the digital artwork that accompanied the launch of the PS5, has launched an evolving virtual art gallery

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum launches US$25m fundraising campaign


The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum has launched a US$25m capital campaign to build a new 30,000sq ft facility celebrating the rich history of African American baseball and its impact on the social advancement of America

Absolutely bananas: ‘Hungry’ museum visitor eats artwork worth US$120,000


A museum visitor who declared himself ‘hungry’ has eaten an artwork in South Korea worth an estimated US$120,000

UK’s Tank Museum becomes world’s first museum to reach 100 million views on YouTube


A UK-based military museum has become not only the first museum in the world to reach 100 million views on Youtube but also the most-watched museum-based YouTube channel in the world

Museum of London secures £73m for funding of ongoing Smithfield redevelopment


The Museum of London has received a cash injection of £73m from the City of London Corporation, with the funding being used to support the next stage of plans to relocate the attraction to Smithfield in 2026

CBBC’s ‘Operation Ouch!’ to become major exhibition at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum


A new blockbuster exhibition based on hit CBBC show Operation Ouch! will open at the Science and Industry Museum (SIM) in Manchester, UK, in July

Stourbridge Glass Museum opens in West Midlands after 12-year development


A new museum, showcasing the UK’s rich glass-making history, has opened in the West Midlands, UK, as part of a multi-million-pound, multi-use development project

Burning Man-inspired art gallery opens in Las Vegas


A new outdoor art gallery, inspired by annual arts and music festival Burning Man, has opened on the Las Vegas strip

High hopes: Construction begins on Atlantic City’s new cannabis museum


Work has started on a new agriculture museum dedicated to cannabis in Atlantic City. The museum is one of several marijuana-themed projects greenlit by the city in the hopes of attracting a new wave of ‘weed tourists’

Major cultural attraction announced for London with Museum of Shakespeare set to open in 2024


A major museum dedicated to William Shakespeare will be built on the foundations of the theatre where the famed playwright hosted some of his first works

M+ Museum to gift 10,000 tickets to Yayoi Kusama exhibition to foster discussions on mental health


Hong Kong’s M+ Museum is to give away thousands of tickets to its blockbuster Yayoi Kusama exhibition in the hope that it will help raise discussions about mental health

Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum honours hometown aviation hero in Kansas


A new museum celebrating the legacy of Amelia Earhart is set to open its doors in the aviation legend’s hometown of Atchison, Kansas

Museum of Failure, celebrating bad ideas and flawed design, opens in New York


A new museum dedicated to failure has opened in Brooklyn, New York. The Museum of Failure celebrates bad ideas and features 150 items that were considered to be commercial failures

Multi-million-dollar museum planned for Chichén Itzá


A US$14m museum is being developed for Chichén Itzá, one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations

Eleven million pixels: Christie powers new immersive room in Brazil’s Museum of Image and Sound of Ceará


Christie has teamed up with Brazil’s Museum of Image and Sound of Ceará on the installation of an immersive multimedia room as part of a revamp of the historic institution

The Lucas Museum opening set for 2025


The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is expected to open in 2025 after experiencing several delays.

UK museums workers join public sector strike


Thousands of UK museum and heritage workers have joined industrial action protesting against low pay and other working conditions.

After two decades at the helm, Adam Weinberg is set to step down as Whitney director


The Whitney Museum of American Art’s long-term director Adam Weinberg is set to leave the institution in November, with Scott Rothkopf set to succeed him in the role

Tate Liverpool to close in October ahead of £25.5m renovation


Tate Liverpool will close its doors in October ahead of a £25.5m multi-year redevlopment helmed by British architecture firm 6a architects

Billionaire hands Met-sized US$1.9bn endowment to the museum he co-founded


A private contemporary art museum in the US has received a US$1.9bn endowment, one of the largest arts donations ever made, from US businessman Mitchell Rales

London’s Young V&A to open in July following multi-million-pound redevelopment


The Young V&A, formerly the V&A Museum of Childhood, will reopen in East London, after a multi-year, multi-million-pound redevelopment

Smithsonian raises US$55m for American Women’s History Museum


The Smithsonian has raised more than US$55m towards the development of its upcoming American Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C.

Treasure trove of David Bowie artefacts secured for permanent display at V&A East


Original costumes, set designs, drawings and handwritten lyrics will allow visitors to V&A East to trace David Bowie’s creative process across six decades

Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean’s burnt-out car to go on display


Romain Grosjean’s torched F1 car from the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix is set to go on display as part of a wider touring exhibition looking at the world of F1

Two-hundred-year-old mummified cat among the exhibits as Scotland’s first witchcraft museum prepares to open in Edinburgh


A museum dedicated to sharing Scotland’s history with the occult will open in Edinburgh at the end of February

Titanic Belfast to reopen in March following £4.5m revamp


The popular Titanic Belfast attraction will reopen next month with four new galleries and a 7.6m-long replica of the iconic ship following a multi-million pound revamp

London’s Vagina Museum to close after East London property guardianship ends


The Vagina Museum has announced that it will close this week after being asked to vacate its East London premises

British Museum workers among those set to strike in February


Workers at the British Museum along with a number of other institutions across the UK are set to go on strike in February

Kids in Museums launches ‘Future is Now’ youth summit to engage young people in the museum sector


Kids in Museums has launched a new initiative aimed at having young people discuss, learn and advocate for the future of the museum sector

Tate seeks architect for major Palais de Danse project


Tate St Ives is seeking an architect-led multi-discipline team to lead a major renovation of Palais de Danse, the former studio of renowned sculptor Barbara Hepworth

UK energy relief extended to support museum and heritage sector


The UK government has announced the launch of a new Energy Bill Discount Scheme offering significant discounts for vulnerable businesses including museums and heritage sites

Bradford’s National Science and Media Museum to close ahead of year long £6m revamp


A ‘radical, once-in-a-generation’ development will see Bradford’s National Science and Media Museum undergo a year-long transformation starting in June

Fourteen of 2023’s most anticipated museum openings


After a difficult few years the museum sector is showing promising signs of recovery with several exciting projects set to open this year. Here are 14 of 2023’s most anticipated museum openings

Lionel Messi’s World Cup accommodation to become museum


Following Argentina’s historic win at the 2022 World Cup, the student accommodation that global footballing icon Lionel Messi stayed in is set to be turned into its own mini museum

Paris’s Rodin scraps plans for €16m Canary Islands outpost


Rodin Museum officials have decided to pull out of a €16m project in the Canary Islands, which would have seen an outpost of the famous institution built in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Natural History Museum’s Dippy headed to Coventry for three-year exhibition


Arguably Britain’s most well known dinosaur - the Natural History Museum’s iconic ‘Dippy’ the diplodocus - is set for a three year move to Coventry starting next month

‘Boundless exploration’: Shanghai’s Neobio Museum opens to the public


The Neobio Museum is a brand new attraction in Shanghai, China, offering experiential STEM education to young people

New York’s Museum of Sex is expanding into Miami


The Museum of Sex is expanding, with the New York attraction announcing plans to open a new Miami location in the spring

Natural History Museum launches online masterclass series


New online courses from the Natural History Museum will share exciting insights into the institution’s research

Dolly Parton announces plans for Tennesse Dolly museum


Country music icon Dolly Parton has revealed plans to open a self-dedicated museum in Tennessee that could form part of a wider cultural complex

92 museum directors sign open letter condemning climate action against ‘irreplaceable’ artworks


Directors from The Met, British Museum, Louvre and National Gallery have signed an open letter published by ICOM condemning the ‘risky endangerment’ of irreplaceable artworks in climate demonstrations

US$4.4m Mars exhibition opens at Carnegie Space Center


A new permanent exhibition exploring life on Mars has opened at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, US

WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo unveils Madame Tussauds Waxwork with Times Square takeover


Footballing legend Cristiano Ronaldo has taken over the iconic Times Square to unveil a new waxwork for Madame Tussauds New York

Rising energy costs could pose more of a threat to UK museum sector than Covid, Museums Association warns


UK museums are struggling to meet skyrocketing energy bills, with the energy crisis posing a higher threat to the sector than the Covid-19 pandemic

Cultural sites damaged in Ukrainian capital in latest wave of Russian attacks against country


Russia’s lethal barrage of strikes against Ukrainian cities this week has seen a number of cultural sites in the capital of Kyiv hit

Natural History Museum partners with National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine to help save historic artworks


Researchers from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and London’s Natural History Museum have discovered the cause of damage to several medieval murals in a Unesco World Heritage site in Ukraine

Louvre turns the lights out amid spiralling energy costs


The Louvre is among a number of French cultural institutions and landmarks turning their lights off in an attempt to cut soaring energy costs

Paddy Dunning announces worldwide locations for ‘The Giant’


The Giant - a mammoth moving attraction and exhibition - is coming to a city near you

Attractions across the world pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II following her death


The attractions community has been sharing stories of the profound impact Queen Elizabeth II had on some of Britain’s most beloved institutions, paying tribute to the monarch following her death, aged 96

National Museum of Brazil completes first phase of restoration following catastrophic 2018 fire


Progress slow and hampered by financial woes, but museum soldiers on with hopes of a full reopening in 2027

Bean-tastic: JRA redevelops Bush’s Visitor Center Museum


JRA has revitalised Bush's Visitor Center Museum in Tennessee, celebrating the brand’s history and all things bean with an all-new guest experience

Community-focused children’s museum central to Queens’ gallery expansion


The US$69m addition furthers the Queens Museum mission to bring arts and education to a diverse and international community

Museum of Ice Cream’s fifth location opens its doors in Shanghai


As well as multi-sensory, playful and colourful installations, the attraction has a café, bar and retail store

Defining moment: ICOM Prague Conference approves new museum definition


Changes to the 2007 definition of a museum reflect industry’s more inclusive and sustainable aims and roles

Generation Hope: London’s Natural History Museum launches programme encouraging climate action


The Natural History Museum’s Generation Hope: Act for the Planet programme will offer a series of free in-person and online events aimed at young people to help drive positive change for the planet

Building work begins on Shanghai’s new museum devoted to literature


Hongkou attraction to honour city’s avant-garde literary movement of the 1920s and its respected authors

Robotic plant powered by data from Natural History Museum will wilt or grow based on society’s choices over biodiversity


A new art installation powered by data from London’s Natural History Museum will provide an ever-changing visual representation of how society’s choices impact the natural world

Tate names Carmel Allen its new managing director


Carmel Allen has been named the new managing director of Tate

British Museum proposes ‘Parthenon partnership’ with Greece over Elgin Marbles


The British Museum has proposed a ‘Parthenon partnership’ that could see the Parthenon Marbles - also known as the Elgin Marbles - returned to Greece for the first time in more than 200 years

London’s Natural History Museum launches fundraising campaign for free-to-visit green space


Fundraising has started for the Natural History Museum’s Urban Nature Project, a scheme which will allow the museum to turn its five-acre site into a free-to-visit educational outdoor space

Everything you need to know about Shark Week


Shark Week is back for 2022 and Planet Attractions has taken a deep dive to find a collection of shark-related content that you can take in during the event

Smithsonian acquires decks from pro skaters Jason Lee and Chris Pastras


Former pro skateboarders Jason Lee and Chris Pastras have donated personal skateboarding memorabilia to The Smithsonian to be a part of its sports history collection

Parthenon Marbles replica carved by AI to go on display in London


Detailed replicas of the controversial Elgin or Parthenon Marbles, created by a robot, will soon go on display in London

National Galleries of Scotland X-ray uncovers hidden Van Gogh self-portrait


Art conservators at the National Galleries of Scotland have discovered a hidden self-portrait of Van Gogh on the back of another of the artist’s works during an X-ray

Adjaye Associates to lead £57m redevelopment of UK’s International Slavery Museum and Maritime Museum


Celebrated architecture firm Adjaye Associates will lead a major redesign project at two UK museums; The International Slavery Museum and the Maritime Museum

Madame Tussauds stunt sees Boris Johnson waxwork placed outside job centre


Madame Tussauds has taken a cheeky dig at Boris Johnson, after a waxwork of the soon-to-be-former Prime Minister appeared outside a Job Centre in Blackpool

Glastonbury founder celebrated with painting at National Portrait Gallery, named as patron at Radstock Museum


Glastonbury founder, Michael Eavis has been commemorated with a specially-commissioned portrait at the National Portrait Gallery. He has also been named as a patron of Somerset’s Radstock Museum

The museum that’s introduced special glasses to help colour-blind people see art in a whole new light


Colour deficient and colour-blind visitors to Australia’s Chau Chak Wing Museum are now being offered special glasses to see works of art in clear, vibrant colour for the first time

‘Frank but hopeful’: Science Museum Group chair pays tribute to Dame Deborah James


Dame Mary Archer, chair of the Science Museum Group, has paid tribute to cancer awareness campaigner Dame Deborah James, who passed away in June

Louvre gains giant yellow toy race track for Louis Vuitton show


A courtyard at the Louvre was transformed into a children’s toy race track during Paris Fashion Week for a special Louis Vuitton show

Visiting a museum can help reduce your anxiety


A recently-released study suggests that a museum visit can help an array of mental and physical conditions, including anxiety, chronic pain and even dementia

More than 150 cultural sites in Ukraine have been partially or totally destroyed during the Russian invasion


Unesco has verified more than 150 cultural sites in Ukraine have been either partially or completely destroyed since the Vladimir Putin-led invasion by Russia

BIG’s designs for the National Juneteenth Museum in Texas revealed


The US$70m is being funded from donations, and hopes to attract some 35,000 visitors annually after its 2024 opening

Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum gifted £3m for Power Hall renovation


The Science and Industry Museum has received a generous donation from The Law Family Charitable Foundation for the refurbishment of its Power Hall

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum launches The Open Era gallery


The redeveloped ‘The Open Era’ gallery is now open to the public at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

Paris Hilton supports digital artworks by female artists with LACMA donation


Paris Hilton has made a significant donation to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art that will enable the museum to acquire digital artworks by female artists

Chicago’s Adler Planetarium to receive share of US$12.5m in NASA STEM funding


The Adler Planetarium in Chicago is one of a number of informal education institutions to receive NASA funding to serve students from communities underrepresented in STEM fields

HK$3.5bn Hong Kong Palace Museum sets July opening date


The Hong Kong Palace Museum is the newest addition to the West Kowloon Cultural District with the HK$3.5bn attraction set to open its doors to the public for the first time next month

Virtual walkthrough unveiled for Walt Disney’s Kansas Laugh-O-Gram Studio


Thank You Walt Disney, Inc has launched a virtual tour of Walt Disney’s historic Laugh-O-Gram Studio, with the historic animation site set to open to the public following work in Q4 2023

Former Louvre president Jean-Luc Martinez charged with money laundering in art trafficking case


Jean-Luc Martinez stands accused of conspiring to hide the origin of archaeological treasures that investigators say were smuggled out of Egypt during the Arab Spring uprisings

Man smears cake on the Mona Lisa as he encourages people to ‘think of the earth’


A man entered the Louvre on Sunday disguised as an old lady in a wheelchair in an attempt to deface the Mona Lisa with cake

Google uses augmented reality to bring fine art to life for International Museum Day


Google Arts & Culture celebrated Internation Museum Day with the launch of three new mind-bending AR art filters

National Football Museum and Royal Botanic Gardens get share of £553m in carbon reduction scheme


The British government is supporting a range of public sector organisations in reducing their dependency on carbon and improving energy efficiency

Saudi Arabia starts work on Riyadh’s Royal Arts Complex


Construction has started on the King Salman Park’s Royal Arts Complex, which once complete will act as a cultural hub for the Saudi capital of Riyadh

Andy Warhol Museum announces plan to launch US$60m ‘Pop District’ in Pittsburgh


‘The Pop District’ from The Andy Warhol Museum will feature a larger cultural hub for live music, events, public art, expanded programming and a home for creative workplace development

London’s Natural History Museum announces plan to open major new research centre with the University of Reading


The Natural History Museum is partnering with the University of Reading on a major new digitisation centre to be built at the Thames Valley Science Park

Delaware Museum of Nature and Science to reopen as a ‘Tik-Tok-friendly’ attraction following multi-million-dollar renovation


The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science is set to reopen on May 23 following an extensive renovation

New LGBTQ+ arts space coming to London in June


A new arts space highlighting work from LGBTQ+ artists will open its doors in London next month

Scotland’s historic Gretna Green welcomes new visitor experience


An iconic wedding destination is now home to a new visitor experience, with designers Mather & Co behind the newly-opened Gretna Green Experience

Paris mayor orders investigation into multiple harassment cases at city’s museums


The mayor of Paris has ordered the general inspectorate to investigate instances of harassment across the city’s fourteen municipal museums

Katherine E. Fleming to lead Getty Trust after being named new president and CEO


Starting this August, Katherine E. Fleming will take the reins at the J. Paul Getty Trust, leading the institution’s mission to advance and share the world's art and cultural heritage for the benefit of all

Fantastic Beasts set to start museum world tour in Ontario


Starting this June you’ll be able to find the Wizarding World’s Fantastic Beasts at the Royal Ontario Museum, with the popular Natural History Museum exhibition set to embark on the first leg of its world tour

Baseball-themed exhibition to open at Smithsonian National Postal Museum


A new exhibition from the Smithsonian National Postal Museum will explore the sport of baseball and how it came to be ‘America’s pastime’ through the lens of stamps and mail

Man who sold works to Louvre and Met arrested on suspicion of selling looted antiquities


Art and antiquities dealer Roben Dib has been arrested on charges of gang fraud and money laundering

Baghdad’s Iraq Museum celebrates reopening after three-year closure


The museum closed due to security concerns in 2019, and was then hit by the coronavirus pandemic

From protecting art to selecting art: Baltimore museum guards pick the art they want you to see


Seventeen security guards turned curator to create an exhibit inspired by music, black artists, humour, and social justice, or simply time spent guarding a particular piece

Cultural experiences do not boost exam results, new study reveals


The study explored the impact of ‘cultural capital’ on exam results of children from different social classes

Natural History Museum Lates return with an evening dedicated to nature and gaming


The event, called Playful by Nature, invites visitors to explore the natural world by stepping into a virtual one

Natural History Museum partners with BBC and Warner Bros for Stephen Fry ‘Fantastic Beasts’ BBC documentary


A new documentary filmed at the Natural History Museum explores the origin stories of mythical beasts that inspired the creatures in the Fantastic Beasts series

Environmental review underway for La Brea Tar Pits redevelopment masterplan


Los Angeles’ iconic La Brea Tar Pits will soon undergo a major transformation should a masterplan by Weiss/Manfredi pass its environmental review

National Railway Museum axes long-awaited Trans-Siberian exhibition as Russia continues Ukraine invasion


The major exhibition at the National Railway Museum is the latest in a series of events to be axed as UK cultural institutions move to show their support to Ukraine

Putin waxwork removed from display following visitor damage


A waxwork of Vladimir Putin in France’s iconic Grevin Museum could be replaced with one of Volodymyr Zelensky after the Putin statue was vandalised by visitors over the weekend

Ukraine culture minister calls for UNESCO to revoke Russia’s membership after Russian forces destroy museum housing works by folk artist Maria Prymachenko


The Ivankiv Historical and Local History Museum was burned to the ground as Russia continues its aggressive invasion of the country

Mather & Co lead redevelopment of Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum


Several new experiences, including an interactive gallery, are scheduled to open in April

National Portrait Gallery and BP to end 30-year partnership in December


The National Portrait Gallery and BP have decided to mutually end their decades-long commercial partnership

London’s Vagina Museum announces reopening date at new Bethnal Green location


The Vagina Museum is set to reopen at Enter, a creative arts hub in East London, in March after a six-month closure

Ukraine’s museums prepare for the worst as Russian conflict approaches


Escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia have seen Ukrainian institutions prepare security and evacuation plans should the worst happen

Documents suggest British Museum’s controversial BP partnership will be renewed despite protests


Officials at the British Museum reportedly recently met with BP officials to discuss options for support ‘post Spring 2023’, hinting at a likely renewal of the controversial partnership

‘The Museums That Make Us’: Former British Museum director to explore impact of UK museums in new BBC radio series


Neil MacGregor will speak to directors and curators at twenty museums across the country about the role museums play in society

Bank of America awards US$1m to Motown Museum expansion


The Motown Museum has been given a million dollar boost towards its US$55m expansion campaign

5,000-year-old chalk sculpture deemed UK’s ‘most significant ancient discovery’ to go on display at the British Museum


One of the world’s most important works of prehistoric art has found a new home at the British Museum

Museum of London to close in December ahead of major rebrand and Smithfield relocation


The Museum of London will relocate from its current site at The Barbican in London Wall to the historic Smithfield Market, where it will reopen as The London Museum in 2026

Jorge Zamanillo named first director of Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino


The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino has named its founding director, with industry veteran Jorge Zamanillo set to take up the role in May

London to welcome UK’s first national LGBTQ+ museum


LGBTQ+ charity Queer Britain will open the UK’s first LGBTQ+ museum in London with support from Art Fund

Attractions Calendar: Your diary dates for 2022


With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.

Museum of Art Pudong: A look inside Shanghai’s newest art gallery


The Jean Nouvel-designed Museum of Art Pudong has been in operation for six months. Alice Davis paid a visit to the cultural newcomer in Shanghai

Louvre partners with Sotheby’s to investigate provenance of items acquired during World War II


Work being carried out by the Louvre and Sotheby’s could ‘lead to restitutions’ as the Parisian institution researches the history of items in its collection acquired between 1933 and 1945

UK’s Museum of East Anglian Life to rebrand as National Museum of Food


The Museum of East Anglian Life is set to undergo a name change in the hopes that a new emphasis on food will broaden its audience appeal

Protestors in Kazakhstan storm museum searching for ancient armour


Political unrest in Kazakhstan has seen a group of protestors invade the state museum in search of priceless ancient armour

Martin Luther King’s original ‘I have a dream’ speech goes on display at National Museum of African American History and Culture


Martin Luther King Jr’s original ‘I have a dream’ speech is now on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is open in observance of Martin Luther King Jr day

NFT museum to open in Seattle


The new museum will provide a space where visitors can physically interact with digital artworks and NFTs

Mona Lisa goes digital as Grand Palais unveils new initiative for immersive art exhibitions


A new initiative from France’s Grand Palais will see the development of digital experiences for some of the world’s most iconic artworks, starting with a debut exhibition on the Louvre’s Mona Lisa

Fossilised remains of 180-million-year-old ‘Sea Dragon’ found in the UK set to go on display


Anglian Water is seeking funding for a Rutland-based display of the ‘Rutland sea dragon’, the UK’s largest ichthyosaur fossil discovered at the Rutland Water reservoir in 2021

More than 200 projects to receive share of US$24.7m in US culture funding


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced US$24.7m in grants for 208 humanities projects across the US

British Museum cashing in on NFTs with Turner masterpieces set to go on digital sale


The British Museum is returning to the NFT market with the listing of a rare collection of JMW Turner paintings in digital form

Emergency funding available for arts, culture and heritage doubled to £60m as British government tackles impact of Omicron


An additional £30m in emergency funding has been made available through the UK’s Culture Recovery Fund to support museums, cinemas, theatres and heritage organisations with the impact of the Omicron variant this winter

Prince of Wales becomes patron of Museum of London


Prince Charles has become patron of Museum of London following a visit to the institution’s under development new home earlier this year

Gene Simmons to open Kiss Museum in Las Vegas


The personal collection of Gene Simmons will go on display for all to see at a brand new museum fronted by the star coming to The Rio in Las Vegas

STEM projects to receive share of NASA funding after being named Education Community Anchors


NASA has selected a group of projects from across the US to receive a share of US$520,000 in funding as Education Community Anchors

New York’s Met explores inspiration behind Walt Disney’s iconic creations


The Met is taking its first-ever look at Disney’s theme parks as part of a special exhibition dedicated to the inspirations behind Walt Disney’s most iconic creations

Christmas gifts: Thirteen special items you can get direct from your favourite attractions


Tis the season to be jolly AND to give gifts, so why not give a special gift to a special someone from your favourite attraction? We took a look at some of our favourite stocking fillers from the world’s biggest attractions

T-ReXmas: Natural History museum fits dino with special Christmas jumper


Even the Natural History Museum’s dinosaurs are getting into the Christmas spirit, with one of the museum’s dinosaur’s now donning a giant Christmas jumper

Museum hosts inaugural exhibition after opening inside Korea’s Demilitarised Zone


You’ll need an armed military escort to get there but the reward will be great with a new museum dedicated to exploring themes of peace through art inside Korea’s DMZ

Art Fund fundraiser aims to raise £1m to invest in museum youth initiatives


The charity launches Energise Young Minds to help alleviate “perfect storm” of disruptions affecting young people and the cultural sector

Abramovich’s Garage Museum to revive pavilions in expansion plans


The Moscow contemporary art museum unveils SANAA’s designs for the new Hexagon building, a “thoughtful and sensitive” interpretation of the historic site

Celebrating its 175th anniversary, the Smithsonian launches FUTURES festival and exhibition in historic building


Past meets future in this Rockwell-designed exhibition, which features 150 installations and artworks, including a guest appearance from Marvel Studios

Herzog & de Meuron’s long-awaited M+ museum finally opens in Hong Kong


M+, four years behind schedule, hopes to boost post-pandemic tourism to Hong Kong and free admission will be offered during the first year of opening

Tampa Museum of Art set for US$68m expansion


A new building will house the lobby and event spaces, while the outdoors riverside area will be landscaped to attract riverside pedestrians

Marie Tussaud and Marcelo Gutglas inducted into IAAPA’s prestigious Hall of Fame


The founder of Madame Tussauds and the father of the Latin American attractions industry have both taken their rightful place as a part of the IAAPA Hall of Fame

Visitor attractions need to be paying attention to the metaverse


When it comes to global trends this is THE next big thing and there’s a good chance you don’t quite know what it means yet. Welcome to the metaverse and here’s exactly why you need to get in on the ground floor.

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry welcomes Universal Creative's David Woody as vice president and chief creative officer


Former Universal, DreamWorks and Warner Bros creative David Woody has set his sights on a new venture after being named vice president and chief creative officer for the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

Ukraine has legal right to contested Crimean treasure trove, rules Dutch court


A Dutch court has ruled that Crimean artefacts on loan in the Netherlands at the time of the disputed region’s annexing must be returned to Ukraine

Museums in the North of England partner with universities to explore connection between railways and the slave trade


Several British museums will work alongside the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York on a research project examining the links between railways and the slave trade

Art Explora: The travelling museum set to operate onboard a €32m catamaran


Set up by tech entrepreneur Frédéric Jousset, Art Explora will go on a tour of the Mediterranean in 2023 with a €32m catamaran the choice of transport for the floating attraction

Vodafone partners with Mobile Phone Museum to support digital launch


Telecommunications giant Vodafone is supporting the development of a brand-new digital museum dedicated to the history of the mobile phone

Environmentalists build museum in Indonesia from plastic waste to highlight ocean crisis


The museum took three months to build and is made up of more than 10,000 plastic waste items, including bottles, straws and plastic bags

The city of Vienna has decided to display its 18+ artworks on OnlyFans


The city of Vienna has taken the rather unusual approach to displaying some of its more explicit artworks, with four of its most prestigious museums adopting the OnlyFans platform to showcase certain works

Behind the screams: Halloween Horror Nights Exhibition opens at Universal Studios Singapore


The team behind Universal Studios’ iconic Horror Nights in Singapore has launched an exhibition exploring what goes into planning the horrifying event.

Museum of Ice Cream to open Chicago location in 2022


The popular Museum of Ice Cream is coming to Chicago in 2022, with the interactive experience set to make its debut inside the historic Tribune Tower

Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery picks up Family Friendly Museum Award 2021


The Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery has been named the winner of this year’s Family Friendly Museum Award

Museum of Childhood to be rebranded as Young V&A following £13m renovation


Once open, the museum aims to champion children’s creativity and encourage visitors to develop their skills through performance, play and design

Guggenheim names new chairman and second ever black female trustee


J. Tomilson Hill is the new chairman of the Guggenheim, while Claudia Rankine becomes only the second ever black female to be named a trustee for the institution

Pandora Papers link prominent museums with looted Cambodian antiquities


The Pandora Papers have revealed The Met as one of several major institutions to have displayed looted items linked to indicted art dealer Douglas Latchford

Newly-discovered Van Gogh artwork goes on display for first time


Study for Worn Out was held in a private collection for more than 100 years before going on display at the Van Gogh Museum

The Met to host first block party in 150-year history


The Met is offering visitors a chance to connect with artists and community partners from across New York City during a daylong celebration held inside and outside of the historic institution

New Smithsonian AR experience highlights human connection to the ocean


The experience follows a pod of endangered orcas struggling for survival in the Pacific Ocean

Natural History Museum to host ice rink for final time as plans move forward for Urban Nature redevelopment project


The ice rink was cancelled last year due to the ongoing pandemic

Dutch police launch investigation after thieves fail in €1.2m Monet art heist


Two men attempted to abscond with a valuable Monet artwork only for the pair to drop the painting as they fled the scene on a motorcycle

Museums threaten legal action against Pornhub for ‘Classic Nudes’ series


Three major institutions have taken offence to a new initiative from Pormhub promoting art through the medium of adult entertainment

Smithsonian Museum repatriates sacred items to Siksika Nation


The museum returned the sacred items to the Siksika Nation after almost a century

Cyprus’ Museum of Underwater Sculpture welcomes first visitors


The newly opened museum is hoped to boost dive tourism in the country

V&A Dundee to close to general public for Sensory Friendly Days


The V&A Dundee will close to general visitors in order to provide a safe and comfortable environment for visitors with sensory needs

Museum of Brands celebrates 50 years of Mr Men and Little Miss


The self-guided Mr. Men Little Miss Discovery Trail takes visitors through the museum’s permanent collection of Mr. Men and Little Miss memorabilia

Major V&A exhibition to be adapted for cinema


The 80-minute documentary will take viewers behind-the-scenes of the V&A’s Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser exhibition

Greta Thunberg condemns Science Museum for signing Shell gagging order


Details of the gagging clause were shared by campaign group; Culture Unstained, which described the agreement as ‘problematic’.

South West Museum Development partners with Kilogramme Animation Studio to launch animated short to protect museum collections from pests


The animated short encourages museums and other heritage sites to safeguard their collections from pests

Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein opens in Bath


Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein has opened its doors to the public a stone's throw away from where the famous author first dreamt up the legendary monster

Natural History Museum’s ‘Dippy’ concludes UK tour at Norwich Cathedral


The Natural History Museum’s iconic diplodocus ‘Dippy’ is about to complete a tour of the UK after arriving at his final destination - Norwich Cathedral

Jeff Bezos donates US$200m to Smithsonian


The Smithsonian has received the largest donation in its history with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos donating US$200m for the development of two key projects for the institution

The rapid rise of K-pop to be explored in new V&A exhibition


South Korea’s global contribution to pop culture is set to be explored in a new exhibition from London’s V&A museum

Natural History Museum to transfer 27 million specimens to new state-of-the-art research centre


The migration of artefacts will be the largest since the 1880s and will see more than a third of the museum’s collection relocated to the brand-new Harwell Campus

Tottenham to open permanent art gallery within football club’s stadium


Just ahead of it coming home, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has announced the opening of a new arts space inside the club’s stadium

Shanghai’s highly-anticipated planetarium and astronomy museum set to open later this month


The long-awaited Shanghai Astronomy Museum is set to open its doors to the public on July 18

First real T-Rex to come to England in 100 years goes on display in Nottingham


A 66 million-year-old T-Rex has gone on display in Nottingham, marking the first time one has gone on display in England since the early 20th century

Manchester Jewish museum reopens following £6m renovation


Funded in-part by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Manchester Jewish museum has reopened its doors following a multi-million pound redevelopment

Museum of the Home faces protests as British government prohibits removal of statue with links to slave trade


The Museum of the Home has been refused permission to remove a statue of Robert Geffrye despite public calls to ditch the controversial work

Olympic Agora culture hub launched in Tokyo ahead of delayed 2020 Olympic Games


Sport and culture, the spirit of Ancient Greece and the thousands of missing spectators for this year’s Olympics will be celebrated in a series of installations celebrating the event in Tokyo

Former British chancellor George Osborne named chairman of the British Museum


Osborne will join the museum’s board of trustees on September 1, taking up the position of chairman in October

Art for your health: NHS key workers and young people to curate National Partners Programme exhibitions


Three British art galleries will present a series of exhibitions and collaborations looking back at the past year to explore the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic

The Smithsonian is seeking a curator of food and wine history


US$4m has been gifted to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, with the funding being used to explore American history through the ‘all-encompassing lens of food’

Tate sends its collection to China for debut of major new art museum in Shanghai


The Jean Nouvel-designed Museum of Art Pudong launches July 8 with a partner exhibition from Britain’s Tate

British Golf Museum reopens under new name following 18-month redevelopment


A redesign of the former British Golf Museum has been spearheaded by Mather & Co, who worked alongside the museum’s curators to develop a series of interactive digital experiences

Belgium’s government reaches deal to return colonial-era relics to Congo


Belgium will work with the Democratic Republic of Congo to return items looted during the colonial era in the first half of the last century



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