Museum-iD magazine, Issue 18


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.




In issue 18 leading museum innovators explore the future of museums in our ongoing #FutureMuseum short essay project; John Coburn looks at the untapped potential of collections and what digital public reuse projects tell us about audiences and the future of museums; Kaywin Feldman argues that the most important path to a museums future success is its talent strategy and the importance of challenging institutional culture; Michael Edson explains that the Dark Matter of the Internet is open, social, peer-to-peer and read/write and why it’s the future of museums; Christian Rasmussen and Lisbeth Skjernov write about user involvement as a collection method and working with the public to share knowledge, collect objects and co-create exhibitions; Russell Dornan looks at why Instagram is a fascinating and important platform for museums to explore themselves as visual destinations; and Rose Hiscock makes the case for disruption, hybrid thinking, salons of the future and why museums should be in a constant process of reinvention. Projects include The Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, the new $422 Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the €92m transformation of the Musée de l’Homme in Paris.

Contributors include:

• Clare Brown, Program Head, Master of Arts in Exhibition Design, George Washington University
• John Coburn, Digital Programmes Manager, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
• Bruno David, President, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris
• Russell Dornan, Web Editor, Wellcome Collection, London
• Kaywin Feldman, Director and President, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
• Peter Gorgels, Internet Manager, Rijksmuseum
• Ben Hamley, Manager of Audience Research, Strategy and Advocacy, Queensland Museum
• Rose Hiscock, Director, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
• Ellie Miles, Interpretation Officer, The British Museum
• Sascha Priewe, Managing Director, Royal Ontario Museum
• Christian Rasmussen, Project Assistant, Den Gamle By (The Old Town), Denmark
• Lisbeth Skjernov, Curator, Den Gamle By (The Old Town), Denmark

Committed to sharing innovative museum theory and practice, Museum-iD is the centre of a global network of like-minded museum peers interested in a more open and progressive approach to professional inquiry. You’ll benefit from the latest ideas from leading curators, collections specialists, conservation staff, audience development professionals, educators, digital pioneers, exhibition designers and developers, leaders and directors. We’re interested in sharing exceptional ideas in museums globally. We want our readers to learn from – and be inspired by – different perspectives outside their specialism and locality.

“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

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