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About the Museum Report

Trend Hunter's Museum Trend Report delves into the ever-changing world of museums and the history of art. Companies seeking insight about modern art will find our report brimming with trends focusing on outdoor art installations, the virtual museum, online art galleries and realistic wax museums. A modern gallery is constantly changing ways to display exhibitions of today's contemporary artists, creating unique viewing spaces and visual sensations popular among consumers.

Who It's For

Contributors and managers for the Smithsonian or the Louvre, art curators, designers, artists and directors are just a few examples of people that can apply our research to their field. Likewise, brands looking to enhance products, designs and aesthetics will find our research to be valuable tool at supercharging innovation.

From art to architecture, the Museum Trend Report will help businesses stay informed about the most contemporary trends while supercharging innovation and creativity.

The Museum Trend Report, last published on May 26, 2015, includes 88 PRO Trends and 440 examples of museum market research and museum consumer trends related to: modern art, sculptures, architecture, paintings, exhibitions and museum trends.

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Our museum research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced museum articles and 2,370,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 88 Museum PRO Trends = 88 Powerpoint Pages Museum PPT Report
• 440 Museum Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 62 Museum Videos (Online) Museum Videos
• 2,640 Museum Images (Online) Museum Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Art Deco, Art, Bed, Museum, Contemporary Art, Storage, Fantasy, Lighting, Mirror, Tattoos, Paint, Street Art, Photo Editing, Business Card, Sculpture, Sofa, Paper, Chair, Restaurant, Flowers, Bath, Dining, Digital Art, Lamp, Graffiti, Bookshelf, Lawn Furniture, Jack-O-Lantern, Candle, Sink and more!



Sample Museum Pro Trends

Each Museum PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online museum articles, videos and images. Examples:

Experiential Beacon Consumers use iBeacon to more thoroughly experience travel destinations Implications - iBeacon has many navigational capabilities, but that's not the only way the location-based technology has revolutionized the travel industry. Consumers are now using Beacon to enhance the experience of visiting new locations, revealing an underlying desire to interact with cultural attractions in a hands-on way.
Experiential Beacon
Consumers use iBeacon to more thoroughly experience travel destinations
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Customized Play Brands are developing toys that allow children to flex their creative muscle Implications - The maker culture movement may be just beginning to flourish for adult consumers, but DIY has always been an area of interest for children. Brands are capitalizing upon young consumers' desire to create by offering them full opportunity to customize products. Rather than making throw-away art, children enjoy the opportunity to create something they can put into use later.
Customized Play
Brands are developing toys that allow children to flex their creative muscle
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Restaurant Whimsy Restaurant design is strongly informed by artful aesthetics Implications - Restaurant owners have begun looking towards film, music and art for design inspiration, leading to establishments that are more whimsical in their aesthetic. Interiors that are both sophisticated and playful are especially enticing for patrons, and suggests that consumers value engagement from every aspect of the dining experience.
Restaurant Whimsy
Restaurant design is strongly informed by artful aesthetics
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Prehistoric Aesthetic Brands adopt designs reminiscent of dinosaurs to satiate primordial interest Implications - No longer just of interest to those who study paleontology, references to dinosaurs and archaic animals are emerging within mainstream culture to satiate obscure interests. Integrating prehistoric references into fashion labels and even interior decor, brands are using primordial designs to not only add a sense of novelty, but also to showcase an element of fearlessness and strength often associated with animals that roamed the earth thousands of years ago.
Prehistoric Aesthetic
Brands adopt designs reminiscent of dinosaurs to satiate primordial interest
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Generation Celebration Boomers look for generation-specific forms of amusement Implications - Many aging consumers have begun actively searching for forms of entertainment that speak to the boomer experience. Much of the entertainment industry is catering to a younger demographic, leading several boomers to produce generational exhibits, festivals and performances. The rise in boomer-specific entertainment indicates that consumers feel a sense of community when it comes to their generation.
Generation Celebration
Boomers look for generation-specific forms of amusement
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Grocer Gallery Food store displays honor the product with artistic aesthetics Implications - The foodie wave has placed a level of prestige with good fun, causing not only a burst in higher-quality, casual-gourmet packaged goods, but an increase in artistic food displays. Appealing to the idea that good food is a luxury, these grocery store galleries help the premiumization of a product while appealing to the consumer need for status.
Grocer Gallery
Food store displays honor the product with artistic aesthetics
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Droneimals Flying technology is used for delight with pet-like toys Implications - Typically, drone technology is seen as a huge step for function. Shifting the focus to fun, the flight technology is being applied to toys and leisure with drone animals. Essentially functioning as pet replacements, these "Droneimals" open the doors for more affordable, less high-pressure forms of animal companionship.
Droneimals
Flying technology is used for delight with pet-like toys
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Mass-Produced Printing Additive manufacturing expands into mainstream retail endeavors Implications - Moving beyond single-purpose production needs, additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is moving into the retail space as an efficient mass-production technique. Streamlining the process, brands across various industries are using methods of 3D printing to create everything from automobiles to jewelry designs, reflecting a shift in retail goods toward more customized yet efficient alternatives.
Mass-Produced Printing
Additive manufacturing expands into mainstream retail endeavors
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 82 more Museum PRO Trends and 440 examples!



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