Ochre is more than just paint - it tells stories of culture and trade in Indigenous Australians. Using museum artefacts plus science can track ochre sources and untangle a lost history.
Dogs, rats, cats, cows, chickens and mice have also changed the world.
Bringing the past into a digital space creates so much more overt space for interpretation and different narratives.
Even our most anonymous objects, like the portable electric drill, are sources of cultural expression. It's time to learn their history.
Sales of antiquities legally excavated are just as ethically problematic as those likely looted.
His rise was just as swift as his fall. To mark the painter's 100th birthday, an art historian explores the forces – cultural, political and personal – that created a polarizing legacy.
Do you fancy a virtual stroll through the Musee D'Orsay or printing your very own Vermeer? Technology is transforming museums in a myriad of ways.
The Imperial War Museum was founded to do a very different task to that of today.
Trump has indicated he wants to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts in his budget to save money. The impact on many US museums could be devastating.
A visit to the US's racially diverse capital finds a city girding up to survive in a racist world.
Helen Marten, this year's winner, has revealed a sense of something progressive and pioneering.
The centenary of Natsume Soseki’s death this year is being marked by numerous events, not least his resurrection in robotic form.
The question of repatriating objects is clearly more complex than returning human remains. It needs more debate, and more creative interventions to move beyond the current impasse.
The way humans see and engage with the natural world is anything but natural.
In the past, demolishing the dictator's residences created a void exploited by Nazi sympathizers.
For more than three decades an egg found in a remote Australian desert was thought to be from a rare nocturnal parrot. So what happened when scientists decided to double-check?
It's easier than ever to visually record our lives thanks to the smartphone and now Snapchat glasses, but many museums and other places are fighting a losing and misguided battle against the trend.
Repatriation of cultural heritage is being debated at a time of mass migration – is heritage more important to countries that increasingly cannot be defined by their populations?
How can archivists properly preserve computer programs often written specifically to destroy data?
New York's Met just announced more job cuts to balance its books as the shifting tastes and demographics make it harder to make a museum's ends meet.