Evening parties are becoming more and more common at museums. They often appeal to a younger crowd, offer a new way to engage with collections, and add to the cultural nightlife of a city. Events involving alcohol, dance, and large crowds can give museums of all types new life, but they also come with risks. What if the crowds bump into artwork? Do people even notice the work that’s in the galleries? If not, does that matter or is it enough that people are at the museum, engaging with the space, and having a good time?

This article raises all these questions as it describes vibrant museum events across Australia. Read it here and think about what similar events could be done in your museum.