Category: Global

Find out the latest happenings and breaking news about museums from across the world.

We discussed Museum Marketing on Museum Hour

MuseumCultureMarketing guest hosted the global Twitter chat initiative called Museum Hour. It is an hour long discussion that happens every Monday 8 PM UK time. A new topic is covered each Monday. The format of the chat is templated. A total of about 10 questions are asked during the chat and people can choose to […]

Can celebrities help museums get a share of the spotlight?

This week we found two interesting examples of celebrity endorsing museums. It appears that one was by design a planned PR generating opportunity whereas the other may have been a personal visit that ended up generating a lot of free press for the concerned museum. According to Wikipedia Celebrity branding or celebrity endorsement is a form of advertising […]

Celebrating the 1st edition of JLFBelfast

JLFLitFest needs to introduction. Most of us have heard about it, dreamt of being a part of it in some way or the other and some amongst us have been fortunate enough to attend one of the many enriching sessions at the actual events itself it. The 1st edition of @JLFLitFest in Ireland is currently […]

A Philly curator helped start a crowdsourced list of 2,500+ museum salaries

Michelle Millar Fisher made the spreadsheet live on the last day of May. In it, the Philadelphia Museum of Art curator and her collaborators, a group of anonymous museum workers, asked staffers at arts and culture institutions to anonymously share their salaries, family leave policies, and educational requirements for their positions, as well as their gender and […]

Sotheby’s Announces Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Patrick Drahi

Sotheby’s Shareholders to Receive $57 Per Share in Cash Transaction Valued at $3.7 Billion Acquisition Would Result in Sotheby’s Becoming a Private Company NEW YORK, June 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sotheby’s (NYSE: BID) today announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by BidFair USA, an entity wholly owned by media and telecom entrepreneur as […]

Notre Dame fire should be ‘wake-up’ call for India to protect its heritage buildings: Global Expert

Vinod Daniel, an India-born Australian and top museum specialist, also said that along with the central-level exercise, a state-level fire safety auditing should also be done. The devastating blaze at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris should serve as a “wake-up call” for India, a global heritage expert said Wednesday and suggested that the new government […]

Notre Dame – Blaze engulfs medieval icon

It is one of the most famous buildings in the world. It has stood on the banks of the river Seine for more than 800 years. Tonight Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is completely engulfed by fire. Huge crowds gathered in the streets around it – many were in tears. Notre Dame took 200 years […]