Museum-iD magazine, Issue 12


Founded in 2009, Museum-iD magazine explores new ideas 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, high-profile interviews, stunning photography and high production values. Museum-iD magazine is published biannually with a Spring issue in March and the Autumn issue in September. The publication is available in both print and digital editions and is committed to sharing innovative museum theory and practice in museums globally.



The potential of performance in the museum space is also examined by MoMA with a programme of dance by renowned choreographers complementing a new exhibition which considers how artists are increasingly using performance in their work. Plus we discover how immersive theatre is being used to attract new audiences and change visitor perceptions at London Transport Museum.












We continue our usual focus on digital with a round-up of museum apps, the thinking behind the Science Museum’s Google Web Lab and Tate’s Gallery of Lost Art – the most ambitious digital exhibition of its kind. Plus we look at how the Rijksmuseum is making its digital collection free to all.

We speak to the National Museum of Health and Medicine about their planned digital collections facility, Roy Clare writes about the rapid rise of digital, while Rob Stein shares his ideas about museum innovation.












The important role museums can play in the cause of human rights and social justice is considered in two extended essays from Malmö Museums in Sweden and National Museums Liverpool.

As usual we feature a range of extraordinary projects and exhibitions – this time they include the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, The Novium in Chichester, Hollywood Costume at the V&A and the Treasures Gallery at the Natural History Museum.

“Museum/ID has become the place to go for fresh thinking, new ideas and interesting perspectives on the world of museums. I cannot recommend the magazine highly enough for professionals looking to gain an insight into the current trends which will define tomorrow’s museums”

— Nicholas Poole, Chief Executive, The Collections Trust

“It’s hard to imagine an easier or more enjoyable way for a busy museum professional to stay up-dated on creative museum practices internationally”

— Linda Duke, Director, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

With a progressive attitude toward professional inquiry and development, Museum Identity magazine presents a stimulating and provocative mix of ideas and opinions from leading museum innovators.

Renowned for original and authoriative articles by world-class contributors, in-depth features, high-profile interviews, stunning photography and high production values, Museum Identity has coupled forward-looking content with contemporary design to become a leading publication in the international museum sector.

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