Mon 22 Jun 2020 Industry News

UOW in Global Top 200

The University of Wollongong (UOW), parent institution of UOW College Hong Kong, has achieved a major strategic goal – to be ranked in the Global Top 200.

Mon 22 Jun 2020 Industry News

Great Fire of London in Minecraft

You can explore the streets of London in 1666 before it was devastated by the Great Fire

 

Due to the closure of museums by COVID-19, there is a lot of talk (and inevitably much will be lip service) to the idea of taking museums online. But how will this work? Will it be more than just museum catalogues online? How can museums actually enhance people’s experiences and aid learning outside of a social space? Well, the Museum of London has come up with a solution and I suspect its inception pre-dates the Coronavirus – the Great Fire of London in Minecraft.

Mon 08 Jun 2020 Industry News

Museums vs COVID-19 by UNESCO

Some museums closed during the health crisis of 2020 will never open again.

UNESCO recently launched its report on museums vs COVID-19 which is the result of an in-depth international survey of museums, culture professionals and Member States about the impact of COVID-19 on the museum sector.

Fri 05 Jun 2020 Company News

Taikwun in top 10 most iconic buildings

New architectural interventions on the site were designed by Herzog & de Meuron

As part of PRC Magazine’s 100th issue celebrations, it asked its readers to vote for Asia’s most iconic buildings completed between 2000 and 2020. From an initial list of 100 projects, 25 were shortlisted for voting and the results of 4,500 votes were published in the 100th issue. Top spot was claimed by Singapore’s Jewel Changi airport, with Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev in Azerbaijan in second place and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa third. However, the Taikwun Heritage and Arts Centre beat the likes of Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium to claim 6th place in Asia’s top 10 most iconic buildings.

Mon 01 Jun 2020 Industry News

Re-opening museums after COVID-19

Excuse me, sir. I’m not sure that’s 2 metres!

As we are all aware, coronavirus has turned many public places and cultural institutions into deserts. And museums are no exception. But given their popularity and integral role in every nations’ cultural and touristic life, they will be some of the first places to recover their numbers. So how should museum managers react? Social distancing guidelines will be key to the re-opening museums after COVID-19 by reassuring the public that their health is being taken seriously.

Wed 20 May 2020 Opinion

An object a day #30: view of the Royal Observatory

Every day for 30 days we will be featuring a museum object that has inspired or intrigued us, in the hope that “an object a day keeps the doctor away.” We love creating exciting, meaningful storytelling through engaging experiences, but still firmly believe that it is hard to beat the thrill of being in the presence of authentic artefacts. Today’s object is: view of the Royal Observatory.