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Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes is designed for diehard and casual fans alike


Experts previously speculated that the graffiti was a vandalism attempt


The CultArm3D has been developed to help museums digitise their collections


The Isles of Scilly Museum is creating a series of pop-up ‘mini-museums’ to showcase its collection of more than 8,500 artefacts


There’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel for attractions in Britain, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson laying out a roadmap to end restrictions in place at varying degrees for most of the last year


Students on the SEAS programme were tasked with developing two interactive museum exhibits with an emphasis on accessibility


UK lockdown restrictions have left six in 10 museums, galleries and historic houses concerned for their survival post-pandemic


Former Sega CEO Tom Kalinske will be the first of the Strong Museum’s guests in its new ‘Cocktails with the Creators’ Zoom series


Louis Ailot - mayor of the French city of Perpignan and deputy leader of far right National Rally political party - has reopened the city’s museums, claiming that the French need “access to culture”.


You can now explore the pandemic’s digital history thanks to Twitter and the Museum of London


Thomas Becket: Murder and the Making of a Saint has been dubbed a real-life ‘Game of Thrones’


In the pandemic world, museums engaging with their audience through digital has become an essential process. Klaus Sommer Paulsen explores this evolution to and asks how it will define the museum of the future


The 160ft text work was created to shed light on racial inequality and police brutality in America.


Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition has been touring since 2012


New video from Meow Wolf shows the country music legend in a way you’ve almost certainly never seen before


Set to open in spring 2021, the new museum will make Milton Keynes a hub for sci-fi enthusiasts across the country


Base camp gallery hopes to raise awareness of Everest trash problem


The giant orange effigy of US President Donald Trump is set to be added to the Museum of London’s permanent collection


The renovation is the most significant in the gallery’s 89-year history


Step into Claudia Bueno’s aquarium-style installation at Meow Wolf Las Vegas and experience the slow, oscillating movements of natural life


Curators are focusing their acquisition efforts on the National Mall but hope to work with the Capitol Building


Visitor numbers at the world-famous museum have plummeted 72% over the last year


The experience will feature memorabilia and memories curated by Def Leppard


Delayed by more than two years, the NOK6.05bn project will become the largest art museum in any Nordic country when it opens


Traditional audiences need to broaden their audiences and generate some much-need income by partnering with big-name IPs


Here are the top stories from Planet Attractions since the start of the year


The long-awaited museum is now expected to open in spring 2021 after experiencing a number of delays tied to the Coronavirus pandemic


The new museum will include unreleased music and other memorabilia from the late EDM artist


Take a look at the Australian Museum’s A$57.5m redevelopment


Recognising the world’s most astonishing attractions, Planet Attractions names 2021’s Wonder Award winners


The government has finally greenlit long standing plans from the Smithsonian for an American Latino Museum and a Women’s History Museum


The British institution highlights the challenges COVID-19 has presented to maintain and present the thousands of priceless works in its collection


See the Dickens Museum take its performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ online with actor Dominic Gerrard


ELLO, ELLO, ELLO! The former police station will welcome visitors as soon as COVID restrictions allow


Architects PAU will handle the rockin’ expansion for Cleveland-based music Hall of Fame


Get a sneak peek of the arts festival ahead of its 19 December launch in Melbourne


With attractions forced to close and the public ordered to stay at home, it might not be a surprise that ‘virtual museum tours’ experienced a huge surge in Google searches for 2020.


The vial will form part of an exhibit documenting the UK’s response to the coronavirus pandemic


German forces likely threw the device into the water to avoid it falling into Allied hands


Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru comes to the Boca Raton Art Museum in 2021


The Smithsonian doesn’t want you to forget 2020 so quickly, with the institution planning to collect memories of the "awful" year.



Make-Up artist Rebecca Butterworth shows you how to get that Ancient Rome shine


London’s Natural History Museum has once again opened, with its long-awaited Fantastic Beasts exhibition not far behind.


From The Simpsons to Black Mirror, we cross the entertainment multiverse to find the very best fictional attractions we wish existed, also offering you a real-world alternative.


Is it an art project? Is it a convenience store? Do I work there? Is that a can of whale song antipersperant? Only Meow Wolf has the answers...


While most of the world is in shutdown, China has managed to keep the ongoing pandemic in check. With the country successfully adapting to its new normal, Alice Davis takes a look at five major projects coming to one of its largest cities - Shanghai.


The Museum of London want to hear about your nightmares, night-time fantasies and the outright weird dreams you’ve had since restrictions came into place


The Australian Museum was closed for 15 months while works took place


Pixar artist, Tim Evatt, joins the Norman Rockwell museum for a deep dive into the work that made the animation studio famous.


The NASA Astronaut came live from the International Space Station on December 3 to talk about his experiences


Star studded line-up has paid homage to rock legends


The museum is on track for its mid-2022 opening



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Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry to celebrate 80 years of Marvel when it reopens in March
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes is designed for diehard and casual fans alike


Edvard Munch revealed to be mystery graffiti artist who wrote on The Scream
Experts previously speculated that the graffiti was a vandalism attempt


New technology creates 3D-scanned replicas of priceless artefacts at the push of a button
The CultArm3D has been developed to help museums digitise their collections


The museum that beat COVID by going mobile
The Isles of Scilly Museum is creating a series of pop-up ‘mini-museums’ to showcase its collection of more than 8,500 artefacts


England’s theme parks, museums and zoos to reopen in April, as Boris Johnson sets out roadmap to end national lockdown
There’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel for attractions in Britain, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson laying out a roadmap to end restrictions in place at varying degrees for most of the last year


Smithsonian partners with Yale students to develop accessible museum experiences
Students on the SEAS programme were tasked with developing two interactive museum exhibits with an emphasis on accessibility


UK museums ‘fighting for survival’ warns Art Fund
UK lockdown restrictions have left six in 10 museums, galleries and historic houses concerned for their survival post-pandemic


Meet the man who turned Sonic into a global phenomenon with the Strong Museum
Former Sega CEO Tom Kalinske will be the first of the Strong Museum’s guests in its new ‘Cocktails with the Creators’ Zoom series


French mayor flouts Covid restrictions to controversially reopen local museums
Louis Ailot - mayor of the French city of Perpignan and deputy leader of far right National Rally political party - has reopened the city’s museums, claiming that the French need “access to culture”.


The Museum of London has curated a collection of lockdown tweets
You can now explore the pandemic’s digital history thanks to Twitter and the Museum of London


A new exhibition at the British Museum will tell the grisly story of Thomas Becket
Thomas Becket: Murder and the Making of a Saint has been dubbed a real-life ‘Game of Thrones’


Successful digital transformation of museums
In the pandemic world, museums engaging with their audience through digital has become an essential process. Klaus Sommer Paulsen explores this evolution to and asks how it will define the museum of the future


Disputed Nick Cave artwork acquired by Brooklyn Museum
The 160ft text work was created to shed light on racial inequality and police brutality in America.


Touring Star Wars exhibition coming to Singapore’s ArtScience Museum for final leg of world tour
Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition has been touring since 2012


Willie Nelson promotes Omega Mart’s grand opening... We think
New video from Meow Wolf shows the country music legend in a way you’ve almost certainly never seen before


Works starts on UK’s National Film and Sci-Fi Museum
Set to open in spring 2021, the new museum will make Milton Keynes a hub for sci-fi enthusiasts across the country


Rubbish becomes art as Nepal gallery highlights blight on Mount Everest
Base camp gallery hopes to raise awareness of Everest trash problem


The Trump Baby is set to go on display at the Museum of London
The giant orange effigy of US President Donald Trump is set to be added to the Museum of London’s permanent collection


London’s historic Courtauld Gallery to reopen in 2021 following major redevelopment
The renovation is the most significant in the gallery’s 89-year history


WATCH: Claudia Bueno’s immersive art ‘aquarium’ from Meow Wolf
Step into Claudia Bueno’s aquarium-style installation at Meow Wolf Las Vegas and experience the slow, oscillating movements of natural life


The Smithsonian is collecting items from Capitol Siege to ‘help future generations remember’
Curators are focusing their acquisition efforts on the National Mall but hope to work with the Capitol Building


Attendance at pandemic-hit Louvre down nearly three quarters
Visitor numbers at the world-famous museum have plummeted 72% over the last year


Def Leppard invites fans ‘into the vault’ with new digital museum experience
The experience will feature memorabilia and memories curated by Def Leppard


Norway’s new National Museum set for 2022 launch
Delayed by more than two years, the NOK6.05bn project will become the largest art museum in any Nordic country when it opens


Is The Mandalorian the answer to your museum’s funding problems?
Traditional audiences need to broaden their audiences and generate some much-need income by partnering with big-name IPs


In case you missed it: How Chester Zoo is handling the pandemic, Boston Dynamic’s robotic groove and the new player about to enter Brazil’s waterpark market
Here are the top stories from Planet Attractions since the start of the year


Oslo’s long-awaited Munch Museum set for spring launch
The long-awaited museum is now expected to open in spring 2021 after experiencing a number of delays tied to the Coronavirus pandemic


An experience celebrating the life and times of Avicii is coming to Stockholm later this year
The new museum will include unreleased music and other memorabilia from the late EDM artist


WATCH: See the newly-renovated Australian Museum
Take a look at the Australian Museum’s A$57.5m redevelopment


Recognising excellence as inaugural Wonder Award winners are revealed
Recognising the world’s most astonishing attractions, Planet Attractions names 2021’s Wonder Award winners


US Congress approves plans for American Latino and Smithsonian Women’s museums
The government has finally greenlit long standing plans from the Smithsonian for an American Latino Museum and a Women’s History Museum


WATCH: How does Tate Modern care for its art during a global pandemic?
The British institution highlights the challenges COVID-19 has presented to maintain and present the thousands of priceless works in its collection


Scrooge saves Christmas for Charles Dickens Museum with virtual performances
See the Dickens Museum take its performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ online with actor Dominic Gerrard


London’s former Bow Street police station to become museum in 2021
ELLO, ELLO, ELLO! The former police station will welcome visitors as soon as COVID restrictions allow


Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to undergo major US$100m expansion
Architects PAU will handle the rockin’ expansion for Cleveland-based music Hall of Fame


WATCH: Bringing Melbourne’s NGV Triennial 2020 to life
Get a sneak peek of the arts festival ahead of its 19 December launch in Melbourne


Virtual museum tours among 2020’s most popular Google searches
With attractions forced to close and the public ordered to stay at home, it might not be a surprise that ‘virtual museum tours’ experienced a huge surge in Google searches for 2020.


First COVID vaccination vial to go on display at London’s Science Museum
The vial will form part of an exhibit documenting the UK’s response to the coronavirus pandemic


Nazi Enigma machine found rusting in Baltic Sea to go on display at German museum
German forces likely threw the device into the water to avoid it falling into Allied hands


Peru to share its culture with the world with travelling Machu Picchu exhibition
Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru comes to the Boca Raton Art Museum in 2021


The Smithsonian is collecting memories of 2020 to share with future generations
The Smithsonian doesn’t want you to forget 2020 so quickly, with the institution planning to collect memories of the "awful" year.


Step into the world of Newt Scamander as Natural History Museum launches Fantastic Beasts exhibition


WATCH: Get the Roman look with California’s Getty Villa Museum
Make-Up artist Rebecca Butterworth shows you how to get that Ancient Rome shine


London’s Natural History Museum reopens to the public
London’s Natural History Museum has once again opened, with its long-awaited Fantastic Beasts exhibition not far behind.


Nine fictional attractions we wish existed in real life and one we definitely don’t
From The Simpsons to Black Mirror, we cross the entertainment multiverse to find the very best fictional attractions we wish existed, also offering you a real-world alternative.


Omega Mart - What on earth is Meow Wolf planning?
Is it an art project? Is it a convenience store? Do I work there? Is that a can of whale song antipersperant? Only Meow Wolf has the answers...


Five major projects to look forward to in Shanghai
While most of the world is in shutdown, China has managed to keep the ongoing pandemic in check. With the country successfully adapting to its new normal, Alice Davis takes a look at five major projects coming to one of its largest cities - Shanghai.


Weird dreams in lockdown? The Museum of London wants to know more
The Museum of London want to hear about your nightmares, night-time fantasies and the outright weird dreams you’ve had since restrictions came into place


Australia’s oldest museum reopens following A$57.5m renovation
The Australian Museum was closed for 15 months while works took place


Norman Rockwell Museum offers behind the scenes look at Pixar with artist Tim Evatt
Pixar artist, Tim Evatt, joins the Norman Rockwell museum for a deep dive into the work that made the animation studio famous.


Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum hosts ISS livestream with astronaut Victor Glover
The NASA Astronaut came live from the International Space Station on December 3 to talk about his experiences


Museum of Pop Culture take Founders Award online to honour Alice in Chains
Star studded line-up has paid homage to rock legends


Hong Kong Palace Museum building structure completed
The museum is on track for its mid-2022 opening


© Planet Attractions 2020