Performances of prison life are commonplace nowadays in gulag museums. Visitors can vividly imagine it all – the tears, pain and despair.
Libraries, archives, museums and galleries have finally been included in South Africa's contested new proposed copyright bill.
Away from the state capitals, small museums are out of step with big city curators - presenting tourists with stories that give a blinkered view of local history.
New multisensory approaches to presenting visual art propose solutions to barriers that limit access for marginalized audiences.
Looking back at Lviv's Soviet past, there are clues about how to preserve history for everyone – not just the affluent.
Ennigaldi-Nanna is largely unknown in the modern day. But in 530BC, this Mesopotamian priestess worked to arrange and label various artefacts in the world's first museum.
Museums are experimenting with 3D printed replicas of artefacts – meaning that the public can get closer to cultural heritage than ever.
There are limits to what charities can do now about past donors who are accused of morally reprehensible behavior.
Museums' collections are a priceless resource for scientists, but they're not easy to access. Digitizing specimens – like the 700 bat skulls the author studied – is a way to let everyone in.
Museums around the world hold remains of Aboriginal people that were often taken without permission and in the absence of accurate records. New DNA methods may help return these items to country.
The Otobo remains an ancient symbol of democracy; it almost certainly helped to shape Nigeria's modern democracy in some ways.
Our attempt to bring dinosaurs to life via a smartphone app was met with excitement – then it hit a brick wall.
Colonial powers plundered the heritage of countries all over the world – restitution is long overdue.
A fresh look at museum artifacts fills in a gap in the Asian archaeological record and refutes the idea that an advanced technique was imported from the West by early modern humans.
A tiny percentage of museums’ natural history holdings are on display. Very little of these vast archives is digitized and available online. But museums are working to change that.
It's a comforting falsehood that once an artifact joins a museum's collection, it's safe for eternity. Museums face many foes in the fight to preserve – a lack of funds might be the biggest.
MONA could encourage more low-income visitors by making entry free for all concession card owners.
The remains of Irish giant Charles Byrne were stolen 250 years ago then displayed in a museum. Campaigners want them back for proper burial.
Like many Australian museums, collectors for the Queensland Museum played a role in the violent dispossession of First Nations people.
Museums might look dull and old from the outside, but they house a wealth of knowledge that we cannot afford to lose.