Articles and research from around the network

Read articles from museums throughout the network to discover their stories

Welcome to Van Gogh House, London

Posted on 27 Aug 2021, 9:09 a.m. by Stacey Clapperton

Welcome to Van Gogh House, London

An interview with Creative Director, Livia Wang who introduces the network's newest member

"Developing at home content is great for increasing the accessibility of museums and galleries"

Posted on 23 Aug 2021, 1:08 p.m. by Stacey Clapperton

"Developing at home content is great for increasing the accessibility of museums and galleries"

A key theme to emerge from the Covid-19 Impact Survey was the common challenge that studio-museums across the network faced when it came to transferring and utilising the digital. The ASMN spoke to Anna Lowe, Co-Founder and Director of Partnerships at Smartify to get her perspective.

“The virtual tour is here to stay”

Posted on 4 Nov 2020, 3:14 p.m. by Molly Skinner

“The virtual tour is here to stay”

An interview with Charlotte Woodley, Pilgrim Trust Curator of the David Parr House about how this victorian terrace has innovated during closures including a brand new guided virtual tour.

“The studio museum experience is not based on lots of visitors, it is based on a kind of spiritual visitor journey”

Posted on 16 Oct 2020, 1:42 p.m. by Molly Skinner

“The studio museum experience is not based on lots of visitors, it is based on a kind of spiritual visitor journey”

Reopening with the Leach Pottery in St Ives: A centenary year, adapting online and focusing on the things you can control.

“People have a hunger for these kinds of experiences”

Posted on 26 Aug 2020, 1:13 p.m. by Molly Skinner

“People have a hunger for these kinds of experiences”

Reopening with the Gallen-Kallela Museum in Finland: The first day back, closing an exhibition years in the making and teddy bear videos.

“The physical space isn't the most important aspect”

Posted on 21 Aug 2020, 2:42 p.m. by Molly Skinner

“The physical space isn't the most important aspect”

An interview with Gareth Bell-Jones, Director of the Flat Time House in Peckham about how the museum has uniquely responded to COVID-19 closures - including thinking beyond physical space.

“Our online presence should be totally reconsidered”

Posted on 29 Jul 2020, 10:36 a.m. by Molly Skinner

“Our online presence should be totally reconsidered”

An interview with Natalya Polenova, Director of the Polenovo museum in Russia about how the museum has dealt with Covid-19 closures, how their museum experience will change and the importance of digital outreach.

"Everything stopped and we locked the doors"

Posted on 10 Jul 2020, 9:04 a.m. by Molly Skinner

"Everything stopped and we locked the doors"

An interview with Royal Society of Sculptors Director Caroline Worthington about how the society has handled Covid-19 closures including tackling an international membership, connecting from home and a 10 gram sculpture challenge.

Reopening the ASMN

Posted on 24 Jun 2020, 1:45 p.m. by Molly Skinner

Reopening the ASMN

As museums start to open there doors we've put together a short list of different measures you might encounter on your next cultural visit - alongside some thinking points for museums themselves!

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