Elephant in the Room: Are temporary exhibitions under threat or do museums need them more than ever?

Elephant in the Room: Are temporary exhibitions under threat or do museums need them more than ever?

In 2021, institutions are trying to do whatever they can to keep their doors open, while wrestling with staff shortages, budget cuts and a stronger awareness of their own environmental responsibility. When taking into account the high cost, risk and environmental impact of exhibitions, is there a more sustainable way

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Soundscapes: Usomo & Philharmonie de Paris

Soundscapes: Usomo & Philharmonie de Paris

Sound is an integral part of the majority of our human experiences, but often takes a back seat when it comes to the "visual" arts. For many museum-goers, the perfect sound for experiencing art is silence. How do soundscapes shape the museum experience? On the one hand, sound is increasingly

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A Guide to Hiring Touring Exhibitions for Less

A Guide to Hiring Touring Exhibitions for Less

Here we have outlined some tips if you are looking to add more touring shows to your programming but are on a smaller budget than normal.

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5 Museums Ahead in the NFT Game

5 Museums Ahead in the NFT Game

Here are 5 museums who have jumped on the NFT trend earlier than their fellow institutions, all in very different ways, providing examples of what NFTs could actually look like for institutions going forward.

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A guide to setting up your wallet & buying NFTs on Nic et Nunc

A guide to setting up your wallet & buying NFTs on Nic et Nunc

NFTs and cryptocurrency have infiltrated the art market this past year at an accelerated pace. Entering the mainstream art world with Beeple's sale of Everydays: the First 5000 Days at Christies back in March 2021, many forward-thinking traditional collectors are now looking towards dipping their toes into the world of

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Launching the first museum NFT

Launching the first museum NFT

The Whitworth, in partnership with Vastari, has entered into the emerging world of NFTs to test alternative models of financing social art practice. Together we have created the first UK museum-accredited NFT. The NFT (an edition of 50 with 2 museum proofs) will be selling on 28 July for 999

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NFTs Explained to the BBC

NFTs Explained to the BBC

On the 15 June, Vastari’s CEO Bernadine Bröcker Wieder was asked by the BBC to explain NFTs and their significance within the art world and beyond. You might have heard of NFTs, but what exactly are they? @Mattallwright finds out 🖼 Catch up on @BBCiPlayer 👉 https://t.co/bAo3UOlJi6#TheOneShow

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Art Travels: Standards, Technology and Debates in the Role of Art Couriers

Art Travels: Standards, Technology and Debates in the Role of Art Couriers

This webinar explores the impacts of the pandemic on couriers in the exhibitions industry. Prior to 2020, many loans and exhibition tours required couriers to travel with the objects in order to ensure that the transport and installation followed the lender’s standards. Due to the issues that arose for

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Dissecting the infrastructure of immersive exhibition partnerships: integrity, technology and finance

Dissecting the infrastructure of immersive exhibition partnerships: integrity, technology and finance

Even before the pandemic, immersive experiences seemed to be on the rise. But now as venues look for more flexible content in the ‘new normal’, these large-scale experiences are opening at venues ranging from the Tate in London (Yayoi Kusama) to the Newfields in Indianapolis (Lume) to the American Museum

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Quid Pro Quo: The Logistics of Exhibiting Digital Art

Quid Pro Quo: The Logistics of Exhibiting Digital Art

Digital art is by its very nature ethereal and struggles to fit into any existing formulations for exhibition and collection. Recently, digital art has been in the limelight relating to the increasing popularity of NFTs. We had a conversation with artist, coder and neurographer Mario Klingemann, a veteran in the

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