Thinking

Thinking

Change in Museums

Change in Museums

As museums and heritage attractions prepare to relaunch in a world without tourists, many will need to find ways to engage a local market that has lapsed. Dan Anderson describes a dynamic model of the resident market which points to the importance of regular product renewal.

Museums in a COVID crisis

Museums in a COVID crisis

Behind all the virtual tours, tweets and stay-at-home support for home schooling families, museums are facing an existential crisis, as their doors stay closed and they lose their physical connection to audiences. Fourth Street associate, Tim Ambrose, a leading expert in museum management, reflects on an international webinar on how to help museums through the lockdown and beyond.

Putting writers on the map

Putting writers on the map

Fourth Street Associate, Tim Ambrose, reflects on the extraordinary literary history and heritage in the UK and how it is used to create, enhance and promote destinations.

DCMS Data

DCMS Data

The latest figures on visits to National Museums and Galleries have just been released. If not exactly signalling a crisis, they are a cause for concern and reflection about where the sector is headed.

Cost Escalation at V&A Dundee

Cost Escalation at V&A Dundee

How much does an ‘iconic’ building cost? Dan Anderson looks at the results of the recent investigation into the escalation of capital costs at the V&A Dundee and tries to answer this question.

Exhibition Technology

Exhibition Technology

It’s all gadgets and gimmicks at the Museums+Heritage show. The interpretation of ‘old stuff’ has never been so technologically demanding.