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Visit a Museum at Night this May

Molly Whyte

, May 16, 2018 — Culture

Communications and Sector Support Coordinator, Culture24

Museums at Night, the UK’s after-hours festival of arts, culture and heritage returns from Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 May 2018. 328+ events are taking place after-hours at museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites.The festival brings new audiences to cultural venues through extended opening times, exciting activities and spectacular night-time displays. May 2018 highlightsYou…

What it means to win Museum of the Year

Maria Balshaw

, July 17, 2015 — Culture

Dr. Maria Balshaw is Director of the Whitworth, University of Manchester and Manchester City Galleries
. http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/about/staff/drmariabalshaw/

In today’s guest blog post Dr. Maria Balshaw, Director of the Whitworth, University of Manchester and Manchester City Galleries
 explains what it means to be awarded Museum of the Year.As I write this, the Whitworth, the University of Manchester’s gallery in the park, has been Museum of the Year for just over two weeks. I think we…

Virtual Reality & Museums

Michael Dixon

, June 19, 2015 — Culture

Today’s blog comes from Sir Michael Dixon, the Director of the Natural History Museum in London, who dons his virtual reality headset to take us on a 3-D journey through Sir David Attenborough’s First Life.Today saw the premiere of David Attenborough’s First Life at the Natural History Museum, a virtual reality dive through the ancient oceans showing…