I share a lot of resources, links and information here on the Blog. There is even more good stuff compiled in the Alliance’s newly rechristened Resource Library (which used to be called “Professional Resources”).
- Apropos of getting a job in the museum of the future, there is a section devoted to Career Management Resources.
- The future of repatriation, both legal issues and societal attitudes, is an important issue for museum foresight. The section on Cultural Property provide a solid grounding on current standards, laws and regulations on which to base your futures-thinking.
- The US faces a future in which museums serve an aging population, with associated challenges to mobility, perception and mental acuity. In addition, an ever-greater number of Americans cope with physical or cognitive disabilities. The section on Accessibilitycovers a range of topics, including universal design, addressing the needs of kids with autism, visitors with visual impairment, and other populations with specific needs regarding accessibility.
- If your museum is still feeling its way into the world of Twitter, Facebook, Vine, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and (well, you get the idea) check out the section on Social Media and Online Communications.
- And if you and your organization find it necessary to adapt to your rapidly changing environment (that would be almost everyone, yes?) you may find help and guidance in the section on Change Management. That includes material on mergers and consolidations, museum closures, changes in leadership as well as general advice on leading museums through major transitions.