As many as one in eight museums around the world may not recover from the extended closures imposed upon these institutions due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, as per reports from UNESCO and the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Around 90 percent of the world’s museums – numbered at about 85,000 institutions –… Read more »

When Museums Spook

A 2000-year old bun of human hair taken from a grave, an eerie plague mask from the 17th century, and a mummified dog stuck in a tree – these are among the objects museums around the world have been rolling out on their twitters as part of a challenge calling for curators to showcase the… Read more »