Call for Papers: Museum-iD magazine, issue 24

Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World, The British Museum. Situated within a new suite of rooms at the heart of the British Museum, the project involved the major re-display of a world-class collection. © British Museum. Featured in issue 23 of Museum-iD magazine.

Founded in 2009, Museum-iD magazine explores new thinking and developments in museums, galleries, archives and heritage sites around the world. With a progressive attitude and international approach, Museum-iD is renowned for original articles by world-class contributors, in-depth features, and high production values. Museum-iD magazine is published biannually and is committed to sharing innovative museum theory and practice in museums globally.

We are now inviting expressions of interest and proposals for issue 24 of the magazine. We are looking to share pioneering ideas that help spark transformative change. We are actively seeking a wide range of contributions – from short opinion pieces and expository essays to practical case studies and in-depth, referenced articles.

We are also looking to cover recent museum projects – new museums and galleries, extensions, re-displays, re-designs and revamps, exhibition design, visitor experience and interpretation, fit-outs, display cases, audio-visual and interactives. Please get in touch with your project news.

If you are interested in contributing, please get in touch with Gregory Chamberlain Your proposal should include the following information: A working title and synopsis of your proposed article – at this stage a brief paragraph is fine; Your name, job title and organisation.

The deadline for proposals is Friday 26 April. The copy deadline is Friday 31 May 2019.

Examples of articles published in issue 23:

Multaka-Oxford: a ‘meeting point’ for people and cultures – Nicola Bird on the new model of collaborative and socially engaged museum practice creating volunteer opportunities for refugees

Sharing the Love: Community Engagement in the 21st Century – Nick Merriman on why museums must look to the best of Victorian liberalism and re-avow the vital importance of appealing to all

Taking A Stand Against Neutrality – Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell on considering the crucial role of social justice in defining the 21st Century museum

Structuring for Digital Success – Kati Price and Dafydd James on why museums need to be better at defining digital success and the steps required for digital transformation

Collections & Communities – Rather than be defined by outcomes, Royal Museums Greenwich wanted their £25m Endeavour Project to be shaped by the journey

Invisable Insights – Coline Cuau and Harrison Pim on using data from TripAdvisor reviews to gain valuable insights into the visitor experience

The Museum of Rapid Transition – Andrew Simms asks what is the public role for museums in a world where civilisation faces existential environmental crises?

Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement – Katrina Lashley on enabling communities to challenge the often stigmatizing narratives around their connections to the natural world

Towards a definition of the “Activist Museum” – Jennie Carvill Schellenbacher argues the more museums can can inspire action in their visitors, the more relevant they will become

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